To lose a friend.

To Boots.
The greatest cat in the world.

I love you, Boots and cry for you like I would cry for a human being.
I know it is silly but I still love you dearly.

I've asked my husband to bury you near where our new house will stand
so that I can visit you and pay tribute to the unselfish love you gave to me.

you have helped my son and I and our whole family through some tough times.
With a sixth sense knowing who was sick or who was hurting… you always picked the person who most needed you to sleep with and snuggle up next to you.

How did you know?

How did you know when I had a horrible day and felt like the world was coming to an end? How did you know when I felt like a failure because I had a messy house?
How did you know when I needed to slow down and be still?

[callout]She didn't die. She lived. But the truth is, we feel about pets often like we feel about humans. They are dear to us. [/callout]

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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