It makes me feel old when you say stuff like that

Move along folks. Nothing to see here.

Remember when I said I had a backlog of Mulberry-related incidents to work through? Here’s another one.

The (then) Four-Year-Old, rubbing Mulberry, our seventeen-year-old cat just above the eyes: “You’ve lost the fur right here. And here.”

Pause, then in a voice of great discovery, The Four-Year-Old: “Mul, are you shedding by any chance?”

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The (then) Four-Year-Old, on the drive home from putting Mulberry down: “Oh, Mommyo, Mulberry’s not here any more and she took up a lot of space in my heart.”


About Shala Howell

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at, or musing about books and the writing life at
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