Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dr. Pepper 2002-2012

Nine years ago, a kitten tugged at my jacket strings and within moments he'd won himself and his brother a permanent place in my heart, my home and my family. God knew what he was doing when he connected us. 

I am simply heartbroken today.  I'm going to miss him deeply.  Those of you who have pets know what I'm feeling right now.  Those of you who don't are missing out on something so special I can't even begin to describe it. There is a richness to my life that wouldn't be there without these wonderful, furry little companions. 

I count myself blessed that I had this many good years with Pepper and that this happened while I was on break from school.  He was able to pass peacefully here at home in my arms while Tim and I pet him and reminded him how much he was loved.  I'm able to be home with the other animals for another week and a half to help them through it.  The dog is moping.  The brother is clingy and a little disoriented (that said, Coca Cola is always a little disoriented.) The kids were inconsolable this morning when we told them to say goodbye before school.  But he led a good life. Every family must mourn sometime.  I'm thankful that my kids know how to do it so well. I just really hope that they don't have to do any more of it for a while. 

Rest In Peace
Dr. Pepper (Clark) Howe
September 12, 2002-February 29, 2012
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