Monday, May 25, 2009

The smell of a kitty's fur.

Our baby kitty, Flex, one that I have been quite attached to - more attached than any cat I've had since I was a kid - was found dead in our front yard today. He had gotten out and I thought he'd come back in, but he hadn't. I feel like a lost little girl and have been sobbing all day long. We had a little funeral for him and the boys and I drew pictures to put in the box with him. The most amazing thing was when his mommy kitty, Ruby, followed us out to where we buried him, climbed in the hole for a moment, then got out and stood by while we had our funeral. Ewan was upset when I first told him, but recovered fairly quickly, Fynn doesn't understand at all of course. Bryce feels guilty and sad, and I just feel like a devastated child.
My picture of Flex's heaven - a shallow pond with lots of fish for catching, a tree that grows feet for him to play with, three little boys, and Bryce's beloved kitty Smokey that disappeared a few years ago. I know they'll be best buds.

Ewan's picture for Flex. :( FYI, the spiky haired maniac is me.

Fynn's picture for Flex.

This is what Ruby has ben doing all morning. I had ice cream for breakfast since I was in mourning, and I think this is Ruby's plan as well - eat a hamster to drown her sorrows.


Shannon said...

I am just so so sorry Kelli! And now your post has me tearing up, because I know how sad you are. Meep.

Sarah Smiles said...

That's so sad! I hope your ice cream covered some of the sadness

Julie said...

I'm so sorry!! :(

Jenny said...

Oh, Kelli, that's awful. I got a knot in my throat while I read this post. I'm so sorry for you guys.

Sarah Young said...

Kelli, I'm so sorry. I had a dog that died as a kid and I felt the same way. Like it leaves a little hole in your heart.

Borton Family said...

I am so sorry Kelli. I think you need to treat yourself to OTB. I am so sorry, I know I said that already, I just feel so bad for you guys.