|some favorite Percy photos|
Finally she called friends and they rushed over and problem solved together. Madi and Hannah made a coffin and everyone wrote nice sentiments on it, things Percy liked were mentioned like: ear plugs (a favorite snack) the feather duster, cheese and ham, eating lizards and hamsters, Ziva, running, outside, the rock, etc. They didn't mention hiding behind the curtain but he did love that too. The boys in the meantime were to pick him up and dig a hole to bury him in. Several boys showed up to help. You know what that means? One boy might be a help, a group of boys, with girls to rescue, become significantly less able to actually help. Many tools were employed and a small trench was dug. Comfort was given and finally a boxed cat was lovingly placed on the kitchen table, (not my first choice of where to leave him) with flowers to mark the resting spot.
You can picture the scene in your minds eye I am sure. The bravery, the tears, the rummaging in the garage for every sharp instrument we own, the ice cream bowls left in the sink (part of the mourning process I am sure).
When we got home and told Grace she was very sad and she and dad took him to be cremated.
I am sad. I will miss that guy. He was a little ball of happiness.