Thursday, March 08, 2007

A Sad Day

I took a vacation day today because work has been driving me crazy lately. I will also be off again tomorrow. Today has been a mostly sad day. We had to give our cat away. We've had him for several years even though my wife is highly allergic to cats. We inherited him from our youngest son. We quickly fell in love with him and decided to keep him in spite of her allergies. Unfortunately her allergies have been getting worse and we had to face the difficult decision of givng him to another family. Fortunately, a co-worker of my oldest son is a cat lover. He also has children and other cats. He offered to take Sox so we took the opportunity to give him to a loving home. My wife, youngest son, and myself have shed a few tears over this today. I am not what you would call an animal lover but I loved our cat. He has a great personality and both gave and demanded affection. I will truly miss him.

My granddaughter, Chloe, just left with her father. I love her very much and can usually handle her with little effort. Tonight, however, I saw a side of her I haven't experienced up till now. She threw a few royal tandrums. Now I remember the "terrible twos" with my own children. Of course, as a grandparent, I am much more patient than I was as a young parent. However, even with tons of love and the patience of Job, it is exhausting dealing with a tired and fussy child. She was crying for me as her father put her in the car seat. My guess is that she was asleep before they got out of the neighborhood.

I did manage to go to mass this morning at my parish after taking my wife to work. When I got home I had some silence while I fixed breakfast. I have another day home alone tomorrow so I hope to use it well.


Greenwoman said...

I"m sorry your kitty had to move on. Perhaps you'll get photos and a visit occasionally since you know who it is who will have the cat. Blessings!

Michael Brown said...

Thank you for your kind words and caring heart.