Dexter died Saturday, April 26, 2014, of a blood clot. He’d been diagnosed with congestive heart failure a year and a half ago. He was very brave and a good patient in taking his medicine to keep his symptoms at bay for as long as possible. To the very end, he was deeply affectionate, curious and a great listener. He’d check out what was happening on the street, both from his window bridge perch and on his forays to our adjacent neighbors. He fiercely guarded the house from various foes that he battled or drove off. He was always kind to friends, and he could see through a fool pretty quickly. He came to enjoy travel and car rides. We already miss him terribly.
We started our blog because Dexter was an inspiration. The focus won’t be on him as much for future posts, but his spirit will continue to shine through.