Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Conversations With Pita

Years ago, I had a cat named Leon. He was a lover and because of this, he was a fighter to protect his women. In one of his fights, he came in contact with a cat that had feline leukemia. So he contracted the disease.

Over the years, it progressed and I did what I could. But feline leukemia is terminal and I eventually had to put him down to keep him from suffering.

During the summer of 2007, Pita asked me if I had ever had a cat. I told her about Leon. About how he had gotten sick and had to go to heaven.

Fast forward to yesterday - I picked Pita up from preschool. During the ride home, we had this conversation.

Pita, "Aunt Woody, did you know that Bear had to go to heaven?"

Me, "Yes, I talked to your Daddy and he told me."

Pita, "I have a feeling....."

Me, "What do you have a feeling about, Pita?"

Pita, "I have a feeling that my dog will be chasing your cat in heaven."

And I'm sure she's right!

14 comments:

Sarcasm is just one more service I offer. said...

Awwww kids say the most profound things sometimes. That was sweet. :o)

VE said...

Cute. They can both chase our Guinea Pig...we had to put him down over Thanksgiving weekend. He lived a long life for a Guinea though...

Grandma J said...

She's very wise. As they say, "out of the mouths of babes..."

big hair envy said...

I'll tell Jack, Sissy, Sandy and Simba to be on the lookout for Leon and Bear:)

What a sweet girl!

Busy Bee Suz said...

awwww...I love her. So sweet.

Dirtbikes and Divas said...

must be unanimous I said awwwww too! Pita is one smart cookie!

smiles4u said...

That is sooooo sweet! Kids can some of the most precious and profound things.

Thankful Paul said...

Hello

Life with Kaishon said...

such a cute story! I prayed for you three times today : ) when I was seeing hustle and bustle and potentially holiday blues!

I miss having a cat.

Your knock knock joke is the BEST one I heard! I wish I would have heard it before my post! It is THAT good! Even Gary and Kaish liked it. You are a winner!

Cool Breeze said...

Amen to that ... as it should be.

thevinylvillage said...

how precious...kids really warm the heart.

(btw, theres an award waiting for you at my place)

Monkey Toe Momma said...

That is so sweet! I love kid philosophy.

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

How sweet..I love the things kids say, they almost always make you smile. They are so much smarter than given credit for sometimes.

Desert Survivor said...

She's so precious!