Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Gone, so soon
We've had a sad few days around here. Sweet Phoebe died suddenly, early this week. I've been conflicted about whether to share that news here, especially in this season of celebration. I finally decided that silence was, in some way, being dishonest. She was such a joy and I'm finding it difficult to believe that she is already gone. Every time I have gone to feed, her empty cage has been a shock. This morning, I disassembled it and put away all of her food and toys. Life and death are so much a part of living on a farm with animals, but sometimes it just feels worse than others.
Meanwhile, I have no time to sit around and dwell on it, which may be just as well. I'm so far behind in my baking, cookie and candy making and present wrapping that I cannot stop long enough to wallow in bad feelings. So, I'm making a strong effort to remember how much fun she was and I how much I enjoyed her while she was in my life.