The loss of a pet is tremendously sad. But even in the most heart-breaking moments, life with The Four-Year-Old forces you to make room for laughter.
Scene: The animal clinic, moments after Mulberry’s death. Mommyo is cradling Mulberry on her lap as The Four-Year-Old and her father enter the room.
Mommyo, wistfully: “Look, The Four-Year-Old, Mulberry’s totally at peace, totally calm…”
The Four-Year-Old, practically: “And totally dead.”
- R.I.P. Mulberry the Cat, January 1995 – March 2012 (Caterpickles)