His boss had picked him up as usual, and on their way out of the neighborhood, he had found Rufus (The orange stray)......and he had been hit by a car. He said he brought him home to bury him, and wanted to know if I wanted to come outside and say goodbye. (That knocking noise I had been hearing was the bf digging a hole next to where Lucifer is buried) I chose not to go outside immediately......it was just too much for me to handle right now.....but I soon went outside to comfort the bf.
Now.....flashing back almost 3 years ago to the day, the bf lost his dear 'Lucy'. And it all happened the same way it had this morning. Lucifer (which btw was the cats name in Cinderella) was the bf's pride and joy, and it really took a lot out of us when we lost him. And here was the bf was reliving that morning. To know the bf, you would know him to be a Very Strong Man....but these kitties really have stolen his heart!
After we got him buried, we came back in and was trying to decide whether or not to tell the kids. My oldest son graduated Elementary school the day Lucy died....and tomorrow is Drew's last day of Middle School. He had already made a comment to me the other day, about how he hopes nothing bad happens like it did that day 3 years ago....and then this happened this morning........And Well.........I just didn't have the heart to tell him.
So, at this point, me and the bf are in the master bedroom.....trying to make sense of things, when I heard Drew yell for me. So I come out to the living room, and I hear Drew say "Rufus is here for breakfast!!" HUH, WHAT?!?!?!
Sure enough......there was Rufus! Meowing because he had missed his breakfast! I had to yell for the bf to come here......Poor Guy, took one look out the door, and you woulda thought he had just seen a ghost....I think he was in shock! He didn't even say anything.....he just went back in. The whole thing just took him some where he didn't want to go......
He eventually came back out, and we all sat on the porch and watched Rufus eat his breakfast! Then it dawned on us.......We have some poor families' cat buried in our backyard now! Of course at this point, we had a good case of the giggles....and the bf said "At least he got a good burial!!"
Here's a pic I took this morning, after Rufus ate.......I happened to catch him as he was rolling over and stretching, and it was too cute of a picture not to share. Although now that I look at it, him being on his back might not be all that 'cute' right now. It's almost morbid!!
So Glad to have you back, Buddy!!!