I'm afraid we found Benchley's body, in a large dense shrub in our yard. I'd looked there once already, but he's only visible from one angle, and his fur is the same color as the brown leaves under there. We looked again this afternoon after seeing our other cat hanging around that area.
The most likely is that he was hit by a car, but we had trouble getting close enough to the body to see. I mean, we were able to confirm he was dead, but I think he's been there since Monday/Tuesday so we didn't want to...... Anyway.
We're all sad, of course, but the children are resilient:
Me, weepily/carefully: "*sad news*"
Them: "*sad*...*pause*...Can we get a new cat?"
He was a very nice cat, so I'm sad---but more than that, I feel so grateful to KNOW.
Gift ideas for an 8-year-old, part 2 of 2 - Last week I talked about the gifts we were getting/considering for Edward, who is turning 8 next month. This week it’s Elizabeth’s turn: not “girl gifts,” ...