Thursday, December 6, 2007

Letter to Tony

Dear Tony,

It's been almost three years since you passed away. I think about you when people speak of you and when little things happen that remind me of you. I especially think of your mom at Christmas time. I hope that she's doing alright and that you are watching over her because I'm sure she misses you a lot.
This week, I cleaned the house and unpacked my Christmas decorations and came across your old friend, the penguin, who used to adorn your IV pole, which looked more like a Christmas tree this time of year. Just so you know, he is doing fine and we are happy to have him around. I wanted to share some photos and let you know what he's been up to.

It's Nice to See You

It was a little challenging when Dookie came to stay because, well, the destruction of animals filled with stuffing is her favorite past time. Needless to say, your penguin was a bit hesitant to meet her.

Where is that dog?
Which way did she go?

In the end, it all turned out ok.

Meeting Dookie

He does all sorts of things to keep busy and stay out of trouble during the holidays. Occasionally though, he gets a wild feather up his tail and I need to intervene.

Cutting Loose

Most of the time, he's on his best behavior. You would be so proud.

Watching good quality, family programming.

Reading "Santa Claus: The World's Number One Toy Expert" by Marla Frazee

When he's good, he gets rewarded with his favorite holiday beverage.

Everybody loves a cup of hot coco.

He loves to help me write my posts for Holidailies and read my favorite blogs.

Writing this post.

Reading Jenni's blog.

I have just tucked him into bed for the night. He says for me to tell you that he misses you and he hopes you have a Merry Christmas.

Nighty Night.

Thank you for entrusting him to me. He has become an integral part of the holidays.
Merry Christmas, Tony.

With Love,

I am a participant in Holidailies 2007.


Mandy Lou said...

Great post - sad, but great. I think I'd dig hanging out with that penguin, seems like coold bird.

Wendy said...

That penguin is having a good time. Seems like everyone is missing someone this time of the year. I know I am.

Just Laura said...

I didn't realize you had a new roommate. The things you learn reading your sister's blog. =)

Enjoy the season, movies, music and lights. I know Christmas is a sentimental time for you and I enjoy reading your memories.

Would you like a pinecone from the mountains?

BAMF#1 said...

OMG you ass!!! This blog totally made me think of him and I started bawling!! Nice to know the penguin has a good home.

for a different kind of girl said...

Such a sweet post. Beautiful...