Yesterday morning my wife woke up to find out cat dead under the table downstairs. I was in the bathroom at the time and was roused by the weakling if my five year old daughter and wife. I fished up and rushed downstairs to find Lakota’s rigid corpse, eyes wide, mouth open in a death mask. As always or was her and yet not. The body was there but she had delays some time before as the cancer ravaged her body. And, as hard as it was to see, I knew we had done the right thing.
We all must die and I think it’s important for all of us, especially children, to see that it is the natural outcome of life. I doubt my kids will soon forget what they experienced this weekend and I hope they learn to not only to cherish life but to see death as a natural result.