Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Wisdom of Children & Psychics

Rudi-Pa-Tuti died on October 19th & we had a ritual for her on

October 31th at 12:00 noon.

William dug a hole by her favorite peony. The one she liked to dig up near the bee hives. She always would walk right up to the hive entrance & poke her nose in the doorway. The hive would come alive with bees fanning their wings & signaling to the others "intruder!! intruder!!!"

Or so I thought....she was never stung.

On Halloween, we always have an open house for friends & family. Lots of food, witches brew, play, games & of course Trick or Treating. Jude, one of my great friends, who is more like family, said as she was leaving....

"in 6 weeks or so you'll have a new puppy."

I, of course, poo-poo'ed her! I am not getting a new puppy! For Pete's Sake!!! Rudi's ashes are barely cold under my grandmother's peony!!

The next day a friend called to ask if we wanted a puppy at Christmas as they had bred their dog & would have a litter due about that time. This friend didn't know that Rudi had died. Hmmmmm. I guess I need to eat a little crow.

Tonight, November 9th, are celebrating Big Daddy's birthday so William drew this picture for him. It's Rudi "flying to heaven in her rocket ship." As he was drawing it he said again, as he's said many times to us...." Rudi's FINE!"

She was a heavenly companion.

I don't know if she's replaceable but there might be someone

waiting for us around the holidays.

Now, I believe she is fine & it's like the song...

."There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays.'


  1. Beautiful drawing. Sounds like your son is handling it the best way possible.
    Kids are so wise sometimes.
    xoxo Kim

  2. He's a little 80 year old man in a child's body! :) It's all good & has brought up lots of interesting dinner conversation. :)
    Thanks for you comment & safe travels. Tam