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We said goodbye to our sweet kitty last night, and it was terribly sad for all of us.

She was part of our family for more than 15 years. She was what made us a family when we brought her home on our first wedding anniversary. She survived three moves, three kids, and one of two cancer diagnoses. She destroyed the carpet, drank only from the sink and wouldn’t think twice about clawing your eyelid if you fell sleep while petting her at night.

The kids are tearful, Bryan’s bereft and I fail to see how I’ll ever adjust to what seems like a very empty house.

We are so grateful for the calls and words of kindness during the past day. Thank you for your understanding, and for realizing just how much we loved her.

Smith family sleepoverĀ 

Taking some comfort together after a hard night. 


Owen fix

“Hi, Dagny! I just took a bath. I hold you now.”

Because there’s nothing an old cat loves more than a wet toddler.


Goodnight, kitty.


Snuggle up

Dagny has been under the weather lately, likely due to a tough upper respiratory infection (though the vet cautions it could be something more serious).

She’s lost some weight, and so we are trying to keep her as comfortable as possible as the air turns cooler. She’s quite fond of her new heated bed, which makes me feel at least a bit better for her.

In the meantime, we are hoping for the best as we try a course of medication, supplements and general spoiling.





Rebecca, to the cat: “I saw you chase that bunny, and I’m glad she got away.”

Ava: “Why? If she’d caught her, we’d have a pet bunny.”

Rebecca: “Yeah, I don’t think that would have been the outcome, actually.”

Ava: “What? …oh. Ick.”



Dagny’s anxiously awaiting Sophie’s arrival!




Happy Caturday!

After a remarkably hectic week (one we only managed to get through thanks to a visit from my mom), we have a very quiet weekend ahead of us.