Farewell, Snickers.

Dear Snickers,

Yesterday, you left us. We’re relieved that you are resting now. 19 years was a great long life and we’re thankful our whole family was able to get to know you.

Even though you spent much of your life under the bed (or under the covers!), looking back we can see you were ever present. You had your loveys and blankies long before the kids came along and claimed theirs. When Olivia and Lucas did arrive, you put up with much prodding and poking. I think there was also a lot of petting, too.

You’ll always be my first cat, Lucas and Olivia’s first pet, and one of Grace’s best friends in life. We’ll never be the five of us in a bed again. We’re all going to miss you a lot, little buddy.


Olivia, Lucas, Mom and Dad


Snickers had not been well and had been in the hospital for most of a week. On July 7, right before these photos were taken, he had a seizure, which followed the first one the night before and preceeded a 3rd at 4am. We thought he was nearing the end, so the kids came in to say their goodbyes.

The next day after spending another day in the hospital, I brought him home and we had some QT with him in my lap. He’s been hanging in there ever since.

New Year’s Eve with Snickers at Home

After traveling for the holidays, it was nice to just spend some time relaxing at home (i.e., all playing Candy Crush on our devices). Although I had suggested dinner out, our schedule was a little off and we just ate at home. Snickers must have missed us a lot because he was unusually social all evening and even hung out with us on the couch (usually he’s under the bed upstairs). The kids love him.

We watched the ball drop on Times Square live on EST. And, just like that it was 2014. Happy New Year!

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