Our black cat Bernie fell ill in December and we had to put him to sleep. We have had to say good bye to three pets in the last three years, and it never gets easier, it doesn´t matter if they are turtles, fishes, a cat or a dog... these little animals share your house with you, you rlives, they are our silent companions, always there. We didn´t want to tell the girls over Christmas or ruin their vacation, so we waited until we got home from our trip to tell them. They would ask everyday about him, and everyday we would tell them that he was hospitalized and that he was not doing fine.... Sincerely I thought that they would take the hint and prepare themselves for the loss of Bernie. So once here in Caracas, we were driving home from school and they asked me once again, this time I answered with the truth and very matter of factly, (I truly believed that they were asking just to confirm what they already knew), and chaos struck hard, they started crying, they just couldn´t believe that their cat was gone.... and I in turn couldn´t believe they believed what we were telling them without ¨proof of life¨. I mean it had been over three weeks since Bernie died.... After they calmed down I asked them how in the world they still believed that Bernie was alive, that we would leave our pet for almost a month without visiting him, their answer was so very simple: ¨mom you always tell us the truth¨
And that my friends is not true! You can ask my sister... she always tell me that I am the greatest Big Fish mom ever, always guarding them from the cruelty of our real world through make believe stories and fantasies... But I guess they have learned through time that what you believe in is the truth, that you can live in the world you want to live in, and be happy and believe in Unicorns. So to them, I have never told them a lie... wow.... incredible! It humbles me on how our children never doubt a word you tell them, how we shape their lives, how they trust us, how they love us.
So.. mom to the rescue, which meant mom on a mission! We needed a new cat, and fast! That same night we found a humane organization that rescue dogs and cats and puts them up for adoption. IN their page we saw this pretty little kitty and we immediately fell in love! Next day, dropped the girls off at school and went and got her!
We named her Chloe! Hopefully she´ll be with us for the next 15 years or so!
Here is Chloe!
And because we believe in unicorns and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow... We have been living with princess Anna for the last week, and I am expecting to see her for a good part of this year. Up to now, not much laundry coming from Ari, just her Cinderella dress and Anna´s dress!
Hope your week is filled with unicorns and rainbows!!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 13, then I have an 11 year old, and now I am starting again with our three year old happiest toddler ever. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
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