Saying goodbye to another member of the family. It’s not easy.
Our little Bunny Hopper. Such a beautiful tiny cat. She got her name because she hopped like a bunny. She was born with weak back legs. She couldnt climb or jump, but she could hop fast like a bunny. We got her when she 6 months old. Now at 13 we say goodbye. We had many good years together.
It will be strange to not have a cat in the house. I Dont plan to have one for a long time. Maybe when I am old and grey I can become a cat lady.
The day we went to the Mission humane society I knew I wanted her. She jumped up on to my lap and needed us. She licked me and purred and I just knew she was the one, she picked me. I told Gregg that I think she is the one. There was a boy about 10 years old, looking at her. I could tell he was just looking for a pet to squeeze and suffocate with unwanted love. I couldn’t let it happen.I told the lady that I wanted her. We signed the papers and she was ours.
She didn’t have it easy living with BabyDork. He was mean. Controlled everything. She wanted to play, he said no. But he did let her snuggle at times. He liked her, he just didnt want us to know.
Her back legs were weird. We dont know for sure what happened to them. The only info we had was that she was a barn kitten. Her back legs were messed up. She could run. Instead she would hop. And that is why we called her Bunny Hopper. Hop like a bunny.
She was fast. She would catch crickets if they ever got on to our deck. She would catch the big moths and bring them into the condo,…alive! Gregg had to catch them and let them go outside. She didnt like that. We brought home a tiny pink bed for her when hes was 8 months old. She loved it. She was in it every night.
The one thing we noticed about her was her breath. On my lord! She could have killed someone if they got too close with that breathe.It was like smelling a dumpster. But she would clean herself and smell like fresh linen.
She didnt meow like a regular cat, she neeped. Neep neep! She was a talker.
I will miss her, so very much. The last 10 months she was able to have a normal cat life. No Babydork chasing her or keeping her in fear. She enjoyed time with us on the couch. Sleeping with Duncan and playing lazer light. She got brushed every morning and catnip. We spoiled her as best we could.
I loved you Bunny Hopper. You will be missed.
She loved to lie down in front of Duncan’s’ water bowl and slurp water. We called her the lazy licker.
She had the most beautiful eyes.
Her favourite spot was roasting in front of the fire.
She was tiny. Just 8 lbs. She looked like she never grew up. Always kitten size.
I will miss her.
I know that we will have a cat again. But not for a while. Maybe when we are old and grey and cant travel anymore.
We loved you the best we could Bunny. Cancer took you too soon. Goodbye my sweet little Bun Bun.
1. There are plenty of ways to enter a pool. The stairs is not one of them.
2. Never cancel dinner plans by text message.
3. Don’t knock it ‘til you try it.
4. If a street performer makes you stop walking, you owe him a buck.
5. Always use ‘we’ when referring to your home team or your government.
6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.
7. Don’t underestimate free throws in a game of ‘horse’.
8. Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
9. Don’t dumb it down.
10. You only get one chance to notice a new haircut.
11. If you’re staying more than one night, unpack.
12. Never park in front of a bar.
13. Expect the seat in front of you to recline. Prepare accordingly.
14. Keep a picture of your first fish, first car, and first boy/girlfriend.
15. Hold your heroes to a high standard.
16. A suntan is earned, not bought.
17. Never lie to your doctor.
18. All guns are loaded.
19. Don’t mention sunburns. Believe me, they know.
20. The best way to show thanks is to wear it. Even if it’s only once.
21. Take a vacation of your cell phone, internet, and TV once a year.
22. Don’t fill up on bread, no matter how good.
23. A handshake beats an autograph.
24. Don’t linger in the doorway. In or out.
25. If you choose to go in drag, don’t sell yourself short.
26. If you want to know what makes you unique, sit for a caricature.
27. Never get your hair cut the day of a special event.
28. Be mindful of what comes between you and the Earth. Always buy good shoes, tires, and sheets.
29. Never eat lunch at your desk if you can avoid it.
30. When you’re with new friends, don’t just talk about old friends.
31. Eat lunch with the new kids.
32. When traveling, keep your wits about you.
33. It’s never too late for an apology.
34. Don’t pose with booze.
35. If you have the right of way, take it.
36. You don’t get to choose your own nickname.
37. When you marry someone, remember you marry their entire family.
38. Never push someone off a dock.
39. Under no circumstances should you ask a woman if she’s pregnant.
40. It’s not enough to be proud of your ancestry; live up to it.
41. Don’t make a scene.
42. When giving a thank you speech, short and sweet is best.
43. Know when to ignore the camera.
44. Never gloat.
45. Invest in good luggage.
46. Make time for your mom on your birthday. It’s her special day, too.
47. When opening presents, no one likes a good guesser.
48. Sympathy is a crutch, never fake a limp.
49. Give credit. Take blame.
50. Suck it up every now and again.
51. Never be the last one in the pool.
52. Don’t stare.
53. Address everyone that carries a firearm professionally.
54. Stand up to bullies. You’ll only have to do it once.
55. If you’ve made your point, stop talking.
56. Admit it when you’re wrong.
57. If you offer to help don’t quit until the job is done.
58. Look people in the eye when you thank them.
59. Thank the bus driver.
60. Never answer the phone at the dinner table.
61. Forgive yourself for your mistakes.
62. Know at least one good joke.
63. Don’t boo. Even the ref is somebody’s son.
64. Know how to cook one good meal.
65. Learn to drive a stick shift.
66. Be cool to younger kids. Reputations are built over a lifetime.
67. It’s okay to go to the movies by yourself.
68. Dance with your mother/father.
69. Don’t lose your cool. Especially at work.
70. Always thank the host.
71. If you don’t understand, ask before it’s too late.
72. Know the size of your boy/girlfriend’s clothes.
73. There is nothing wrong with a plain t-shirt.
74. Be a good listener. Don’t just wait for your turn to talk.
75. Keep your word.
76. In college, always sit in the front. You’ll stand out immediately.
77. Carry your mother’s bags. She carried you for nine months.
78. Be patient with airport security. They’re just doing their jobs.
79. Don’t be the talker in a movie.
80. The opposite sex likes people who shower.
81. You are what you do, not what you say.
82. Learn to change a tire.
83. Be kind. Everyone has a hard fight ahead of them.
84. An hour with grandparents is time well spent. Ask for advice when you need it.
85. Don’t litter.
86. If you have a sister, get to know her boyfriend. Your opinion is important.
87. You won’t always be the strongest or the fastest. But you can be the toughest.
88. Never call someone before 9am or after 9pm.
89. Buy the orange properties in Monopoly.
90. Make the little things count.
91. Always wear a bra at work.
92. There is a fine line between looking sultry and slutty. Find it.
93. You’re never too old to need your mom.
94. Ladies, if you make the decision to wear heels on the first date, commit to keeping them on and keeping your trap shut about how much your feet kill.
95. Know the words to your national anthem.
96. Your dance moves might not be the best, but I promise making a fool of yourself is more fun then sitting on the bench alone.
97. Smile at strangers.
98. Make goals.
99. Being old is not dictated by your bedtime.
100. If you have to fight, punch first and punch hard.