Friday, June 4, 2010

Our Newest Addition and Sad Goodbyes

Introducing the newest addition to our family…..Buttercup the hermit crab.   Don’t you just love her pink shell?

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I really had no intention of buying or bringing home any critters from the beach but after receiving some very upsetting news on our first day of vacation I caved and let Emily get a hermit crab.   We found out Monday morning that our cat, Jasper, who I have had for over 13 years passed away.   Our first day of vacation was filled with lots of crying.

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I’m thankful and upset that he passed away while we were gone.  Thankful that the kids did not find him curled up on the bathroom rug ~ upset that I didn’t get to say goodbye!

~Cindy

12 comments:

Aislynn said...

I'm sad to hear about Jasper. We just got our son a Hermit Crab, too.

Lisa said...

I have had my cat for 15 years, and am hoping that I both get to say goodbye when the time comes as well as have the kids not see the event. So sorry for your loss.

Shana said...

I am so sorry about your cat. That is hard. I do want to tell you though that you should research the care a hermit crab truly needs. It is a lot more than any of these places tell you.

Lindsay said...

okay buttercup is super cute! Sorry to hear about your kitty! Losing a bet is tough.. specially since you had him for so long! (((HUGS)))

Rebecca said...

Aww, im so sorry about your cat :(

The Fifth Street Mama said...

I am so sorry about your cat :( Our furry family members are often the most wonderful kind. Your Hermit Crabs shell is pretty though.

Elle Belles Bows said...

Oh! I am so very sorry to hear about your cat. The same thing happened to us on our honeymoon. Our 13 year old cat also passed while my Mom was catsitting. I like to think that our special furry family members leave while we are gone to spare us in a way. We can always remember them full of life. I know how tough this is on you and your family. Again, very sorry!

Wonder Mom said...

Oh, I am SO SORRY to hear about Jasper! I hope the hermit crab eases the pain of such a loss... :0(

Davene said...

That's too bad about Jasper. I'm so sorry! I remember when we lost a beloved dog when I was young. Everyone in the family - my dad included - cried. Pets can be so special.

Anne said...

I've just featured you in a post at Teaching Two regarding your Ocean activities.

Here's a Featured Button if you'd like to put it on your blog.

kewkew said...

So sorry about Jasper! I realize a hamster may not be quite the same as a cat, but when our Speedy died I was the most emotional.
Hope things go well with Buttercup, I've always wanted a hermit crab

Lexi said...

I am so sorry about Jasper. I lost my Boru (14) last week.

I think the Buttercup's pink shell is snazzy!

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