And when Basil our dachshund was sitting beside us, watching the documentary "Sweetgrass" about sheep farmers in Montana, his head turning back and forth, trying to understand the plaintive baas of the lambs and sheep on screen - this is why we decided to help him to access some memories of his own.
So..ool..." We called. It was the name of our tabby cat who died a few years back. "Ahhhh, Sol!" we cried - as Basil tilted his head back and forth. The sound of that old cat's name was oh so familiar - and yet, what did it mean?
|Sol, the amazing eternal cat|
"No," I said. "It's cruel, Rozzie. We shouldn't be doing it."
"Why not?" she responded. "It's his only way of remembering Sol. And look, it doesn't make him sad. Look at him! He's only now remembering..."
|Basil and Hannah|
|Adam, Basil's new friend|