Tonight we're just going to remember our Bingee in
a sweet and happy way with some cookies I created for
his amazing veterinarians and their wonderful staff!
I feel so fortunate to have this set of vintage Martha by Mail
kitty-cat copper cookie cutters sent to me by Michael Bonne
They helped me make the sweetest kitties!
All kinds of kitties!
Sitting, standing, leaning and the, just-being-fluffy kind of kitties!
This one reminds me of Bing, which is why I'm keeping this cookie!
This one reminds of a cat that belonged to a girl I went to junior high
with... Her cat's name was Chalky and until I saw him, I didn't realize
cats could be as big as and could weigh more than most dogs. Truth
be told, until I met Chalky's owner, I didn't know 13-year old
girls could weigh less than most cats either! But I digress...
When I was a little girl, all I ever wanted was a dog. Then the Captain
retired, we left Germany to move to the states and my brother and I
were allowed to pick out both a dog and a cat... And, that's when I
immediately realized I was more of a cat person than a dog person!
I loved our dog, especially after she ate my glasses when I was in the eighth
grade and I got to try contact lenses instead of getting new ones. Hey! If you
remember hard contact lenses, raise your hand! Anyway, as much as I loved our
dog Max, there was something special about our cat. Reedy was the cure for all
my teen-angst and, anything else that went wrong... She was just like our Bing!
Cats just know...
And then they love you anyway!
God must have known we were losing Bing because a few months after
Bing got sick, Leo came into our lives. He's nothing like Bing though...
He's deaf, aggressive and because he's always attacking our feet, we
are very much considering taping orange caution cones to his back!
But Leo needs us and, when he's not jumping on
our faces at 3AM, we're pretty pleased to be needed!
People have asked if we plan to add another cat...
But I think as much as I miss having a cuddly cat like Bing very much was...
Leo shall remain an only child...
Until my heart is healed a bit more...
And, maybe until I meet a gentle kitty like Bing was...
Who could love me without biting but who could also...
Stand up to a big bully like our Leo!
I'm afraid Bingee may have been one of a kind...
Besides, until our Ranger returns from his deployment
there will be no replacing his Bing. And, even then I'm afraid...
We will never, ever be able to replace him!