Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Happy birthday to Carbon!
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.