Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Through the years, I've found there are a few truths. In life, the many shades of gray muddy the truths of many situations. But there is one truth, orange always makes me happy. If I was to pick a color that makes me smile, it is orange.
For 12 years I had an orange kitty...You can read about him and his many foibles here:
Whiz Beta Fishing
Whiz and Jesse and the Werewolf Hat
Whiz and Guy Counseling Session Swan Dive
Whiz and Jesse and the Easter Dress
Whiz and Momma and the Baby Hold
Whiz Helping Momma Dye Yarn
Whiz and Jesse
Whiz Makes and Appearance in the Snake Story
Whiz Doofus Look in the Flower Bed
Whiz and Jesse and the Case of the Giant Backpack
Whiz Saying HI! to Momma
Whiz and the Case of the Cheating Cats
Whiz lets Jon Talk Him Down After Cat Fight
Whiz Pink Tongue, Pink Rose Picture
Whiz's Story and How He Came to Be Mine
It was a rainy, sad day on Sunday when we took Whiz to be buried at Grandpa's. James fixed my breakfast and coffee and had it waiting for me when I woke up Sunday morning. He said he wanted to do something nice to make me happy because he knew I was going to be sad to bury Whiz.
For me and mine, I believe it is our duty to go with our pet, every step of the way. We didn't hide the death from the kids. Death is one of those truths, facing it, accepting it, and moving on is all part of the process. Teaching my kids this now is so very important to me. They need to know and we navigated this loss with my kids demonstrating empathy, sorrow and so much love. I'm proud of them.
Whiz will be missed. His twin gray brother is resting by my feet on my steel toe boots. Hopefully we will have many more years with him.
Much love and hope all is well with you and yours.