Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Goodbye to a friend, goodbye to Love Bug

It was a sad, sad day today. Unfortunately, our beloved kitty Love Bug died. We only had him 4 1/2 months, but he was well-loved and a member of the family. Love Bug is Acacia's first ever pet and he was extremely helpful to Acacia's transition. When she was missing family and friends back home she could always count on Love Bug to make her feel better. He was one of those great cats that played with the girls, even when they played a little too rough. He always greeted us when we got home and in the evening he loved to sit on our laps. One of those rare cats that always came when you called and always put a smile on your face with his goofy antics.

Brett, our friend Jeem, Annapurna, Acacia and I held a memorial service today. We wrote and read to each other about how much we loved Love Bug and all the great memories we had. Acacia decorated Love Bug's box "coffin" and we buried him in the yard, along with his favorite toys, one being a dolly that he would drag around. Then we attached the notes to a kohm loi(a paper hot-air lantern)and sent them up to God. We all held hands in a circle and prayed for our dear sweet Love Bug. It's going to be a rough few weeks here, especially at night-time, since Love Bug always slept with Acacia. He would meow pitifully, and loudly, outside Acacia's door until we let him in to curl up next to her and fall sleep.

We will miss our beloved kitty.


Peter Varvel said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry to hear this! I cry very hard over pets who pass away. We have a stray we adopted who looks very much like Love Bug. He is completely domesticated but he plays every day in the yard with other neighborhood strays, including his twin litter mate.

Next month he is going to become an 'it.'

West Texas Missioner said...

I was one of the guests from Texas at the party at Bill Yoder's home, earlier in February ..... Brett, I was the big guy with a beard, asking you all kinds of questions about your work ..... I could not find an e-mail address for you, but I remembered you saying you had a blog - Googled it and found this ..... hope this isn't another "Chiang Mai faucett HIV AIDS" that I've reached by mistake :-) ..... enjoyed out visit that night, and I am grateful for your patience with all my questions! ..... Jeff

sandyvandylittle said...

Hi Faucett family,
I am sorry to hear that Love Bug is no longer with you Acacia. I know all of you will miss him.

Thanks for all the GREAT photos! WOW have the girls grown up quickly. I didn't see any scars on Anna's face in the photos either.

It looks like you are having a lot of fun adventures there.
And Brett seems to LOVE all the food..surprise surprise!!

Any "pods" there Shel?

bye for now, love, Sandy