Thursday, March 5, 2009

Dead Kitty:(

I work off campus for a family as basically a laundress and part-time homework policewoman. My duties also include light housework and babysitting. The newest event of interest in the Weimeyer (identities have been changed to protect privacy:) household is the adoption of a stray cat and her new litter of 6 kittens. Unfortunately, little Sox passed away today much to the chagrin of Gretta and her friend who had planned to adopt the kitten when it was weaned. They took the little corpse to the church to have prayers for it. Gretta's friend then carried the body around all afternoon petting it like a good luck charm. After picking up the girls at the church, I asked them why they wanted to tote a dead kitty around. The concept seemed rather gross to me. Gretta informed me that, "The kitten may not be dead yet." When I gave her a single raised brow 'whatever' look, she said, "You just need to think more positively."
Well, there you have it. Never assume that a kitten which is not breathing is dead. With the power of positive thinking, anything is possible!

7 comments:

Wayfaring Gypsy said...

I'm now wondering if this applies to deceased loved ones as well...? ;D

-Tiff

Nichole says, "I suddenly feel very bad about a few fish which I either flushed to their death or made very dizzy..."

Alanna said...

Hmm...wonder if the bird that flew into the library window this afternoon (witnessed by myself and Rachel) has suddenly resurrected. Unfortunately, I don't think any amount of positive thinking will resurrect that poor bird. :(

Cute story - kids are so funny. :)

Melissa Phelps said...

DID YOU HAVE A FUNERAL??

Stanton said...

The power of positive thinking is simply amazing. I once thought positively about how I would love for my homework to do itself and guess what?!

Well, no, my homework didn't exactly do itself, but I did see a "+" at the top of the page when I got it back. Of course, I think there was a "D" in front of it but we won't got there.

That Girl In Switzerland said...

Aww...kids really have a different way of seeing things...it's so refreshing...

...but that's a little sad...after all, what happened to all her positiveness after she realized the cat really was dead? :-(

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the vagabond said...

you are soo amazing i love you!!!