Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Happy birthday to Carbon!

Carbon writes:

Do you see me in the stroller, taking a birthday snooze?  I'm now 5 years old!  :)  I'm going to enjoy my birthday with naps, playtime with Tabby, laying by the sliding glass door, playing with my favorite catnip toy, running at top speed through the house, and maybe a snuggle or two from Daddy and sitting in Mommy's lap.

It's a happy day, but also a sad one.  Daddy brought little Spooky's body home from the vet's yesterday.  He put it on a blanket on the living room floor so we could all say our goodbyes.  I had been having fun with my catnip toy, so I wasn't keen on going to see what was on the blanket.  I was more interested in the box that Daddy had brought home.  But Daddy said I couldn't jump in the box, and wanted me to look at the blanket.  I didn't quite know why.  Mommy picked me up and placed me nose-to-nose with Spooky's body.  I was kind of afraid of him while he was alive, because I don't consider kittens to be cats until they are at least a year old, for some reason.  But I sniffed because I was that close, then realized what I was sniffing!  I looked at Tabby, who was right beside me, touched noses with her, then looked at Mommy and Daddy and walked away to the other end of the house.

After everyone had sniffed and said their goodbyes, conferring with the others about it, and even Starla had come to say her goodbyes (Mommy brought her out to see and sniff), Daddy carried the body out to the backyard.  He and Mommy buried Spooky in a corner of the yard, at a spot where you can see and hear the geese in the marsh next door.  We all love to hear the geese!

When Daddy and Mommy came back in, I claimed Mommy's boots (not raining at the moment, but the yard is muddy) and slept with/on one for a couple hours.

15 comments:

Kea said...

Carbon, we wish you a wonderful birthday and hope it's a very happy day.

We think that was a fitting spot to bury Spooky's body.

Lots of hugs and kitty kisses to all.

Marg said...

Happy Birthday Carbon. Hope you get lots of Nip and other toys. Hope you have a very good day and many more.
We know that Spooky is running around kitty heaven all healed up.
Have a great day.

Alexi said...

Happy Purthday, Carbon. Our Annie shares the same birthday. She is eight years old today. Don't forget to drop by the castle for purthday buffet and party TOADY and TOMORROW!!

Alexi said...

oops today and tomorrow for Birthday buffet and party!

The Creek Cats said...

Happy Birthday to you, Carbon! Hope you have a super fabulous day!

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

♫HAPPY PURR-THDAY♫

We are so furry sorry about the funeral at your house. It is always sads when someone has to leave to go to heaven.

Harry Spotter said...

What a bitter sweet day for you and your family. We wish you a very happy birthday and we know that Spooky would want that for you as well. Hugs, purrs and prayers for you and your family.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I would like to wish you a happy birthday--though it is such a sad time for you all. All of us got to see Boo before she left so we knew she wasn't there any more. But we were still quite distressed.

Purrs and ham for your birthday of course!

cats of wildcat woods said...

Happy Birthday Carbon...have a great day. Sending lots of extra hugs for you losing Spooky.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Birthday, Carbon! We hope your day is very special and you get lots of attention.

We understand about it being a happy/sad day, especially for your folks, who loved Spooky very much.

The Island Cats said...

Happy Birthday, Carbon! We hope you have a good day! We bet Spooky is celebrating your birthday at the Bridge!

Eric and Flynn said...

We hope you had a happy birthday Carbon. It is sad that Spooky couldn't be there for your day, but we are sure he was thinking about you from the Bridge.

Sweet Praline said...

Happy Birthday Carbon. I'm so sorry you had such sadness during this time.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Happy Purrthday Carbon! We bet Spooky was watching alla yoo from da Bridge!

Sparkle said...

That was nice of your humans to give you a chance to say good-bye to Spooky. But it was kind of a sad way to have a birthday.