Never Easy Letting Go
May 17th, 2016 @ 7:12 pm


Struggling behind me on a heating pad is C.C. He doesn’t have much longer in the world. If hurts to say it.  He’s at least 16-years-old.  He had to be born in 1999; we’ve had him as a family member since 2000.  He showed up 3 days after our cat Butterball died.  We weren’t ready for another cat, but life thought we were.

C.C. chose my sister, Beth, as his person. When she was still in school, he’d be waiting for her to come home.  When she went to camp out-of-state, he was not happy.  My mother had to take him to N.C. when she brought Beth home.

This photo is one of my favorite of him.

None of my siblings have kids.  I don’t have kids.  So, yes, our pets are our babies. And even if we did have kids, the pets are still our babies.

With four other animals at 10+ years of age, the next few years are going to be hard.

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