Saturday, June 1, 2013
Happy Birthday at the Rainbow Bridge, Austin
Karen Jo: It's kind of a sad day here. Austin would have been one year old today. I did manage to get him a birthday present. A week or so ago some jerk came by and stole three of my four solar lights, including the ones marking Herman's and Austin's graves. Whoever it was didn't get Emma's because I buried her right next to the house and her light can't be seen from the street. Today I went out and got replacements for the stolen lights. The store didn't have the stars, so I got a sunflower for the front yard and hummingbirds for Herman and Austin. A hummingbird was what I originally chose for Austin, so he got a straight replacement. I hope whoever it was doesn't come by and steal them again. I did put Herman's and Austin's much farther from the fence, so someone would have to actually come into my back yard to get them.
We still miss Austin, Rocio in particular. Rocio misses Austin the most at meal time. I would feed the two of them in the safe room and close the door, so they wouldn't hassle Oja while she was eating. These days, most of the time, instead of running for his dish, Rocio just lies on the floor, looking very sad. I have begun placing his food next to his head when he does this, or he will just lie there and Bambino will eat his Stinky Goodness. He rouses himself to eat and shares with Bambino, who insists on sharing with all the boys.
I know you are having a grand time at the Rainbow Bridge, Austin, but we miss you down here. I imagine you and Herman play chase and kitty rasslin' a lot, while Emma watches.