As I said, there’s been a lot of reflection happening here, and strangely one of the recurring themes, as I consider my current situation and my unaccustomed difficulty settling in, has been The Girls in particular, and pets in general. Strange, because today has been designated Pet Remembrance Day by Isobel and Cat.
Moonyean, The Girls’ new human’s daughter, sent shots a while back, and a long message with new pictures just recently. I’m overjoyed at how well they’re settling in, of course, though a little jealous that precious Miss has developed a deep love and devotion to Dad – stupid, because that’s exactly what I wanted: that I’d be forgotten!
On the other hand, I’m particularly enjoying the news that Miss is asserting her personality and seems, at this point, to have eclipsed the film star Maggie as the attention seeker of the two.
It’s understandable I’m missing their company – and wishing for the day I can take on the responsibility of caring for another animal – but it’s Pet Remembrance Day that’s prompting me to remember the joy and pain I’ve experienced knowing Ruggie and my other pets over the years – and how lucky I’ve been to have had them in my life.
I’ve written the back stories previously: my (out of date) Misses Kotte page, of course, and in Sunday Post – Pets, and When the Past Becomes a Foreign Place – so I won’t rehash here – makes me a bit teary!