Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sweet, sweet St. Casserole....

Love my St. Casserole. Mean it. I just recently got a reminder of how much and why.

When I returned from Church Nerd South Central (Jurisdiction, that is), what was waiting for me but an envelope from the Animal Adoption Society. The letter inside began:

Dear The Typist and The Alpha,
St. Casserole has made a memorial donation to the Animal Adoption Society, Inc. in memory of your dog Cub.

And, in the next paragraph, something special I didn't notice until re-reading it this evening:
"Each animal is prayed/neutered..."

They really are quite a lovely organization, aren't they? I mean, if I were being neutered, I'd want to be prayed, too.... sorry, couldn't resist (I am an English major after all, Rach).

Seriously, I do very much appreciate St. Cass and the volunteer organization to which she donated in my sweet girl's memory. We were out walking The Boy this evening and I noticed I felt out of place. The Alpha had the leash, which is normal, but I was on the wrong side of him. I walked half a block feeling funny until I realized and shifted my position to his left. At that point he said exactly what I was thinking: that I would've been in that spot all along if Cub had been there. She always, always walked to The Boy's left, with me holding her leash.

Three months, and we still miss her. There's a hole in our formation, and we aren't eager to fill it. We'd rather have the hole right now, thanks.

It helps very much to have friends like St. Casserole with us, acknowledging that yes, there's still a hole, and there's going to be one.

8 comments:

♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Awww, this post made me both happy and sad at the same time.

Zen Otter said...

Me too! Not sure if you'd gotten my memorial donation whenever I sent it, but I finally sent one for Cub when I sent one in for Bubba. I don't think that organization prayed/neutered though. Many hugs and tears for you and the Alpha.

Songbird said...

Praying and neutering, yes, a combination of the sweet and the serious. Hugs all around.

SpookyRach said...

So THAT's what happens to English Majors. Hm...

:)

What a cool remembrance.

(BTW - I would love to meet the Alpha. I have no idea yet what schedules will be like, so I will probably email you late in the week. Is that ok?)

Sisterfilms said...

what a lovely gift! it is so important to have friends like that in times of holes...

p.s. I tagged you for a meme because I like to read your blog (even though I am not good at commenting!)

zorra said...

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Holly said...

It makes a huge difference, that little notecard. My grandmother has done the same thing for my last three kitties, and although I'd rather have the kitties, the acknowledgement makes me feel a little bit better. Don't think the Little Rock Humane Society prayed, though.

DogBlogger said...

Holly, do we know each other? I can't see your profile, but you mentioned LR, which has me curious.