of funerals and tooth fairies

of funerals and tooth fairies

nate’s grandma died, so we are off to international falls tomorrow to go to the memorial service and burial. she didn’t want a funeral, so i’m not sure what’s happening. i’ll just go there and see what happens i guess.
nate’s dad has giant cats. they are huge and they seem like tigers compared to chasey, who, although she is fat, is actually quite petite for a cat. last time we were up there, i kept exclaiming over how huge they were, then i came home and kept telling chasey she was tiny! not only are they huge, but they are cooperative when they need their nails trimmed, which i think is a miracle in itself.
thinking about the huge cats gets me thinking about when my parents used to have regular indoors cats. my mom does not want fluffy/OJ/chesty in the house, but my dad lets him in, so who knows. the last couple cats i remember being inside cats were helen, who was my mom’s cat and all black, and general, my dad’s grey cat. i don’t remember how old i was, not that old, but i remember picking general up from a farmer who had a large silo, during the nighttime. very weird transaction for a cat.
one time when my mom was gone, i crawled into bed with my dad in the wee hours of the morning. i had just lost a tooth and was waiting for the tooth fairy to come. i was lying in bed, hoping i would catch the tooth fairy, when i felt a bump on the bed. the tooth fairy! then i saw the silhouette of a tail. the tooth fairy has a tail!!!  i was baffled and a little freaked out, then i realized it was only general, coming up to snuggle next to me.
needless to say, the tooth fairy did not come that night since the tooth fairy only seemed to come on nights when my mom was home (imagine that). and i don’t remember what happened to general. the last time i remember him was during the tooth fairy mishap, and i’m not sure how long he was with us. maybe he had other tooth duties to attend to.

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