Friday, March 13, 2009

Scat and Freinds


Macie was never a blankie girl. She has always wanted "someone" to sleep with but most of the time any of her dolls or animals would do. She will go through phases and love one more than the others for a week or so but never really much longer than that. That is ...until Scat the cat.

A year and a half ago Courtney gave Macie a bag full of her old Beanie Babies and from that moment on they were all her favorites and all equals. She has barely touched a baby doll since then. She definitely prefers animals and of course small, soft, cuddly ones are best. Then a few weeks ago Courtney let her choose another Beanie from the bin. (Courtney was quite the collector way back when.) Macie looked through all of them and fell in love with Scat. This Kitty has not left her side in two months except for when she goes to church and school. I would catch her rubbing noses and talking in whispers to Scat. She even started talking in a weird little voice that was supposed to be Scat. It was absolutely hilarious!

Well....last Sunday we lost Scat. We took her to Grandma's house but didn't make it home with her. For the first time in her little life Macie had a meltdown at bedtime because she didn't want to sleep without Scat. We have searched everywhere and still no Scat but Macie is handling it well. I am actually really proud of her because after the first night there were no more tears over it.

The other night Macie was at Courtneys house and she was telling Courtney about how Scat was gone so Courtney (being the awesome aunt that she is)let her pick an animal from the bin to replace Scat. She picked a cute little deer. I was a little worried about her getting to attached to the deer and having this whole ordeal over again in a few weeks.

But last night we were at the Hospital visiting Grannie and when we were about to leave, Macie did something so sweet. She said that the deer wanted to stay and cuddle with Grannie and keep her happy. So she tucked the little deer into the covers in Gannie's arm and kissed the deer and kissed Grannie good night. I was really proud of her for realizing that the deer makes her happy so maybe it would make Grannie happy too. I wonder what she thinks about this whole situation but at least she is warming up to Grannie being in the hospital bed and I know that means a lot to Kathleen.

Also, I think from now on we will have a rule about sleeping with different animals so that she doesn't get overly attached to any one animal.



P.S. Macie took these pictures of Scat a few weeks ago cuz she really did love her sooo much.

4 comments:

Eliza said...

Oh it is so very sad to lose something you love so much! I can just picture Macie talking in Scat! How funny. Yes, we have had a few searching all over tarnation experiences with Owen and his blankie and Blackie the dog. I don't know if you remember the post I did on his birthday? Anyway it involved searching every single washer and dryer in Sears. But luckily (or maybe prayers were being answered) we have always found the lost items, maybe Scat will still turn up. So, so sweet that she let the deer stay with Grannie. That warmed my heart. Love you guys, see you soon.

Mich n Dan said...

I feel like I love Scat the cat after reading this post. It is hard to loose something you love no matter what it is. I hope Scat still turns up. That was so tender of Macie to let her deer stay with Grannie so that he could cheer up. I am excited to come down and see you guys, love you tonz!

Courtney said...

OK, so reading this post brought a lump to my throat...you really do have a PRECIOUS little girl and I am so happy to have played a part in this story!

P.S. no one is laughing about my silly collection now huh!? haha

Bre said...

oh my! i have such a cute niece!!! i didnt know that part about kathleen but that is WAY sweet of her! im also glad scat turned up...i told her when i brought scat back to her that she was a silly cat and stayed outside to play with romeo. she was so cute holding scat, looked at her and said "oh scat your so silly!!" lol i love that girl!