We have lost Kitty.
If you are a "Constant Reader", you will know that Kitty is Josh's special stuffed cat that he has had since he was very, very young. We actually have purchased about three of them because we've lost a few a long the way due to Bear eating the eyeballs out of them. However, this time, we have searched high and low and CANNOT find Kitty. Josh hasn't really missed him for a while, but I've been suspecting Kitty was missing. Then, tonight, when his throat was really hurting (another doctor's visit this week, I suppose, tomorrow), he started to cry and said he wanted his Kitty. YES, I know he's 12, but Kitty has travelled around the world with him,
went through his tonsil/adenoid surgeryslept over when he was at friend's or family's homes, went to church and 4H camp -- well, I could go on and on about Kitty's adventures. He could be appropriately called, "Waldo" as in, "Where's Waldo?" or "Carmen Sandiego" as in "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?". But, alas, he is just "Kitty."
I have promptly found one online and ordered it with expedited delivery. It was RETIRED 10 years ago, so I'm considering it a small miracle to find one at all. No, it won't be the same, BUT... I'm hoping I can pass it off that I sent it off to "Kitty Camp" to be refluffed and cleaned up. He had been complaining that he was feeling a little flat. Maybe????
Word to the wise -- if your kiddo has a special item, buy several NOW while you can and before you need them.
I'm off to look for Kitty some more ....