It's only a few days into 2010 and already it's been a mixture of highs and lows. Mom and I enjoyed our birthday weekend and we really enjoyed all the young pictures of our old friends and new ones too.
Seeing and reading about the start of so many lives made the loss of another one of our friends even more sad and unsettling. I don't mean to question you in all your wisdom Bast, but I sure wish you didn't have to take any more of my friends to the Rainbow Bridge. I know there are times when you need extra special kitties (most recently, my sweet Whicky's sister Angel) but it sure does make us sad when they leave us. I still had so much to learn from her.
I know my friends are happy and well at the bridge, with you to look over them, but I miss them. I know their people miss them even more.Someday I know I will have to leave my home and go meet the ones that came before me, and I'm okay with that, but I worry about Mom and Dad.
As I'm sure you saw - they were both so sleepy on New Years Day that they both got up to feed me my special treats within an hour of each other. I don't need to tell you how hysterical they got when they realized I'd doubled my treat consumption for the morning. They even called that crackpot VET to make sure I could have two treats! Are you kidding? If a grannycat wants an extra Fin Pocket on her birthday and they freak out... can you imagine the state they will be in when something happens to me?
So I guess, we all do our part. Those of us here on earth take care of our people, and from the bridge, the ones that come before us, guide us on how to care for our people. It gives me peace to know that I will be able to guide the ones that come after me. After all who else will teach some kitten the proper techniques to wake up Mom at 4:30am?