Poor Anakin. After 12 years with Joe and I, well 11 years with us and one with Nana because we foolishly acquired a cat before we had a place of our own, we now say our goodbyes.
The girls are coping remarkably well, partly because we all knew it was coming. After a few tears and an emotional reading of the Next Place, Maya raced off to construct a memorial. She staged a funeral (though the burial awaits spring, ah the logistics of pet ownership).
Now this pet free house seems unreasonably quiet. We'll have to wish the new baby a speedy and strong next few months, so that s/he won't get overshadowed by the whispers already circulating.... dog... puppy... kitten....
Gems worth Re-Reading
About Growing Baby Doing Good Together Elliot Rose Family Rituals Fie Flora and Fauna For the Love of Learning Greenish In My Opinion Just for Laughs Just for Me Making Tinkles Maya Mindfulness Mmm... So Tastey NaNoWriMo News of the Day Noveling Photo Friday Sewing Sisterly Love Sweet Dreams The Chicken Ladies the end Tonsils We like to Move It Move It Wonderment