October 18th 2007 4:43 am
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*SIGH* I don't really know where to start...
It hasn't even been quite one week since Stinky went to the Rainbow Bridge and the mood here remains so very sad and far too quiet. What used to be such a busy,happy,rambunctious house is just not at all like normal. Nobody is acting normal. Nobody is eating normally...our appetites are just OFF.
Ben and Pete have been very skittish and freaked out. Pete hid for the first two and a half days and has had such a sad sad look on his face. He finally came out and was very timidly seeking affection last night. With tears in her eyes...our Mom talked to him...soothing him...telling him that it's ok to be sad and that missing Stinky is very normal,especially since we were all so close even tho we'd had our differences in the past. With lots of love,affection,and attention...we're just all sticking together even more closely now.
This is going to be a really trying time for us all...it's even hit me much harder than I had expected. I've been actually being good. I've been making sure to give lots of kisses to all of the other cats and even to the dog.(I love that silly dog ALOT too anyway.) The only one not seeking any attention,except from Mom,is Boo...but Boo is an old grumpy butt most of the time anyway so her behavior isn't surprising.
I dunno...I think I've grown up alot this week...I wish growing up didn't have to happen because of bad things like the loss of a good friend. I'd have much more preferred a very gradual maturation with lots more time to truly enjoy my family. I see now,even more,just how blessed that we all are here. I wouldn't trade my family for anything in the world EVER.
I long to be naughty again,but I think that it will take us all some time to get back to our normal selves and get back to some sort of normal playing and fun...and when the more nomal stuff comes back...I promise that we will have at least ONE cat stampede thru the house in Stinky's honor. He'd like that.
I'm Jack...and this is my very soft sensitive vulnerable side.....
P.S. When you get a chance,stop by Stinky's page and leave him some treats or something. I imagine that he is sharing all of the treats that he already had with all of his friendsover Rainbow Bridge...and I believe that a new tribute picture for Stinky is in the works to be placed on his page. Here's his page link: http://www.catster.com/cats/417374
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