Thursday, August 14, 2008

Little Things

Last night Charlotte came into our room. When she opened the gate it sounded like Zach jumping over it. For a moment I thought he was. Then I remembered.

Today I was walking upstairs with the girls, no Zach came running by. Then I noticed the worn trail he has made up the carpet on the stairs. Just a little indention, maybe an inch wide on each stair - he always took the exact same path up and down. I wonder how long it will be there now.

I didn't have to clean the litter box this morning. I haven't had to share my water. I don't have cat hair on my clothes.

Man, I miss him.

Rehm and Charlotte decided last night that Sam was going to the animal shelter in heaven to adopt Zach as his pet. Charlotte started to ask if Rehm was sure there was an animal shelter up there. He interrupted her to tell her, "of course there is an animal shelter!"

Today Eliza Claire heard me say something about the cat. She wanted to know "where is my cat?" I had to tell her he wasn't coming home anymore. I know she doesn't understand.

I let the dogs in this morning as there is no litter or food for Toby to mess in. Toby searched the house. I think she was looking for her buddy. I had to tell her he wasn't coming back, too. She understood about as much as Eliza Claire did.

I wasn't ready for him to be gone, but I guess we never are.


Keri said...

Awwww, Jenn I am so sorry that you lost your beloved Zach. Pets are truly members of the family and I'm sure he will be sorely missed. Hugs to you.

Brenna and Molly said...

I'm so sorry this is so hard. Youare all missing Zach in your own ways.