Today we remember my Brother Ivan. Actually we all remember Brother Ivan each and every day. My newest readers may not even know that I had a Brother. But I sure did, and he was the best Brother in the whole wide world.
When I was adopted, just three days before Christmas, Brother Ivan was there to greet me. We were instant friends in about two minutes time. Seriously, two minutes was about it. You see, Brother Ivan has recently lost his Brother Moses and he was so very lonely. I was adopted to be his pal and pals we were.
Brother Ivan taught me everything I know. He taught me how to be kind to others and he taught me how important it is to welcome others and to help the ones in need find their special forever homes too. We did everything together, where one of us was the other was right there. Brother Ivan was a very big Maine Coon, a gentle giant. We truly had a very special bond.
Then, in the middle of the night, just days before our Thanksgiving Holiday, Brother Ivan let out a scream. Three minutes later he was gone. He left while my Dad was holding him. It was the saddest day for all of us, but especially for me. I loved my Brother Ivan with every bit of my heart and I cherish the almost eleven months we had together.
So today I want you to know Brother Ivan that there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. I try as hard as I know how to live up to your expectations of me. I know you are watching over me and I feel your presence in my heart each and every day. I love you Ivan, and I always, always will.
Love always, your Brother Brian.
Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!