"I'll always remember the way you looked at me."

I’ll Always Remember the Way You Looked at Me

I'll always remember the way you looked at me.

I’ll always remember the way you looked at me.

Namir turns his gaze up to me, enchanting me with his “bedroom eyes” as we spent a morning in the garden. To visitors and to me, once he was sure he had you under his spell he turned on those famous bedroom eyes, narrowing them just enough so they looked mysteriously slanted and angling up a tourmaline glance, as if sharing a secret, looking totally exotic (he thought), purring joyfully, certain you belonged to him completely.

In composing the text for this card, what was the best way I could capture my feelings about this photo that others could also use to convey their sympathy or help to heal their grief on a sympathy card? It was so much a part of “us”, but a daily bit of love that we all share with our pets of any species, that special look. “I’ll always remember the way you looked at me.

This photo was taken May 22, 2009. We lost Namir on July 1, 2009. He was the inspiration for my sympathy cards and my blog, The Creative Cat. Who could resist those eyes? Though Namir’s passing was my catalyst for finally designing my set of animal sympathy cards, this card was not one of the originals. I took so many photos of him and Cookie outdoors in those last two months before he died that it wasn’t until 2013 that I found this photo while I searched all my photos of Namir specifically for those “bedroom eyes”. I thought I hadn’t ever caught them, but this photo was so perfect I could hardly believe it.

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