We're having one of those days today. The kind that just makes you want to crawl back in bed and never get out. I'm not sure if there's one thing that has gone as planned on this random Tuesday in November. There was a meeting I didn't get to, tears over being late for school, tears for our sick kitty, a play date for an excited four year old that we also couldn't get to...you know, because of the car that wouldn't start, not to mention the husband that drove to Chicago for a doctor appt in a car without heat (and blowing freezing cold air that wouldn't turn off, I might add) all on this fabulous 10° morning. No thank you "random Tuesday in November". This wasn't in our plans for today.
Another heavy part of this day is that in about an hour we're going to be putting our cat down. Precious Cole. The cat who makes us a family of 6 according to the kids, not 5. The cat who was proud and snobby and not much for company, but came alive when we had kids. He's been pulled on and chased and picked up and stuffed in baby strollers and forts and boxes and on certain days has even allowed necklaces to be placed around his neck. He's the cat who follows the kids around outside like a babysitter, who sits on the swingset when they swing and comes to the house with them when they're done. The cat who used to go on walks with us. Who would race to catch up with us if we left without him. He's THAT cat. And he's dying today...on this random, messy Tuesday in November. We're sure going to miss him. Like CRAZY miss him.
|The goodbye photos we took this morning|
|Fighting for smiles. |
I told them to think about their favorite times with Cole
Here's to searching for joy on a day when there just doesn't seem like there's joy to be had. R.I.P. Cole.
You've been a fabulous cat and the source of much JOY.
|so handsome. so much attitude in those kitty eyes of his.|
|But so much LOVE too. |
This is when Rowan was just born.
Cole...always the babysitter.
|He put up with anything. |
Rowan broke him down slow.
|He learned to love the attention.|
|On Halloween one year we dressed him up as a witch|
...against Derek's wishes of course!
|He's begging for attention here. |
just bother me.
|Little People Cat|
|Beautiful Snobby Cat|
|Sack of Potatoes Cat|