I was lucky enough to meet Astro and his sister, Grover, in December of 2013. Astro was the gentlest, kindest soul. His beautiful eyes had a great depth, an inner peace, and an inner light that immediately calmed and prompted protective joy. Some would say they were sad eyes, but what I saw was a dignity and strength; Astro had known only love and his eyes told that story. Despite his self-possession, Astro wasn't above being a silly boy. He was skilled at the art of belly flops, where he would stop directly in front of you, and then flop down with a groan and the presentation of his sweet belly. And watch out during the fall, when the back yard would be piled with oak leaves. Astro would chase his sister through the piles, play bowing as he stuck his head deep into the pile of leaves, twisting and turning to scatter the leaves back out to the corners of the yard (sorry, mom and dad). It was always a pleasure to take care of Astro and Grover; when she gave him the chance, Astro would wiggle his way past Grover and nestle in beside me at night and sleep with his back against my back. Saying goodbye, Astro, was one of the hardest things I had to do, but I understood that you were tired, and needed a good long sleep. I meant what I said when I whispered in your ear and I will never forget your face and your big, beautiful heart.
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