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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Maya-Lee Diaz Rest In Peace


Maya-Lee was born in Springfield, Ohio Nov. 17th 1993 - She came into my life in early 1994 She was 8 weeks old. Maya passed today Jan. 3rd 2009- She was 16 yrs. old. I am forever changed by today's experience, it was by far the hardest most emotionally brutal experience I have had to face in my adult life. I am finding it difficult to face my home and others. She was my husband's first dog and he was blessed to have spent close to half of her lifetime with her. When we bought our first home we knew that our yard would be both her ultimate and penultimate playground. She left two siblings behind, Chulo and Chica. her closest friends were Nugget and Tiger and I hope they remember her. She was in so much pain and I take comfort only in that she has begun the new year in peace - but the absence of her physically here is a pain that is inconsolable to me. My heart hurts and I don't know when I can return.

Last July I wrote this lengthy piece in Maya's voice about her life - you can read it here.

Maya Howling...

Reader Comments (8)

I am so deeply sorry for your loss and the hollowness I know you are feeling.
Sending you much....
Peace & Love,

January 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBarb (Craft Junkie)

I'm so sorry to hear about that :/ , I know what it feels like.
Take care
(from the complete stranger )
/ Jenny

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennyKarlssonDesign

I know too well what you are feeling. My thoughts are with you.

Take care.

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentertialey vintage

RIP Maya :[

January 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterisabellawhitney

I am so sorry for your loss....for 35 years I had dogs from birth to death...the oldest being 18 and the hardest loss. It's been over two years since my last guy passed and I still miss him. Christmas was a delight when my friend brought her dog. What a joy animals are, I hope you can find solace in knowing Maya is at peace. May the void lessen with time!

Hugs Giggles

January 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergiggles

I'm so sorry. I know that feeling when your chest hurts & because your heart is broken from the loss of a dog or cat. You were very lucky to have a long & wonderful relationship with Maya.
Many Blessings

January 14, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

haven't logged in to your site in awhile. was so sad to hear of this loss. hope your heart is healing.

much love.

January 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternova

In only the weird intertwined way the web works I stumbled across you and now have discovered that the wonderful Maya has started her second life in the stars. I am so sorry Marisol. She was a wonderful dog and a dear friend to you; the two of you had so much together. I hope you and Greg are taking good care of each other and all the other four legged ones in your life.

January 18, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercirce

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