Best Friends Day
Stinky stands near the teleportation tunnel waiting for Periwinkle to arrive. He is holding gifts for her in his paws and doesn’t want to get too close. Periwinkle usually comes tumbling out of the tunnel right into Stinky’s paws, and he wants to avoid dropping anything.
Periwinkle is confused when she tumbles out of the tunnel with the usual whoosh, and Stinky is not there to catch her. When she sees him, she squeals with delight, especially when she sees his gifts. “Stinky, what have you got? Are those beautiful flowers for me and those doughnuts? What is the occasion?”
Stinky explains to Periwinkle that June 8 celebrates lots and lots of different things, and they are going to to get involved with three. While handing Periwinkle the flowers, he tells her, “I have never asked you your favorite color or favorite flower, so I hope you like these yellow roses.”
“Oh yes I do, Stinky. Why did you select these?”
Stinky explains, “Today is Best Friends Day, and you are both my girlfriend and my best friend. Yellow roses represent friendship, joy and caring. They convey happy thoughts and positive feelings of warmth. As my girlfriend you bring all those things to my life.”
Periwinkle wipes a tear from her eye and gives Stinky a big hug and whisker kiss prior to asking him about the doughnuts.
Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
“Today also is Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day. Cooper Murphy helped me make these special ones in his Cat Scout Bake Shop. They are filled with a special catnip jelly.”
“Can we have one now?”
Stinky tells her, “Of course,” and hands Periwinkle a doughnut and then takes one for himself. They spend several minutes smacking their lips and licking their toe beans, as they enjoy their yummy doughnuts. After finishing the first one, they look at the others longingly and decide to each have another.
“Are we going anywhere today, Stinky?”
“Nope, I hope that’s okay,” he replies and adds, “But I do have something else for you.”
Periwinkle starts to bounce from paw to paw in anticipation. Seeing this, Stinky gets very nervous. Then he begins to recite…
Periwinkle, you are my best friend,
And I know you will be until the end.
You are beautiful and kind
And hold a special place in my heart and mind.
We always have fun when we are together
But seeing you more often would make my life better.
I know that cannot happen since we live far apart,
So you will be always in my dreams and my heart.
“Oh, Stinky, you wrote me a poem. That is the sweetest thing ever. Thank you so much!”
“I know it was sort of lame, but I am happy you like it,” Stinky tells her apologetically.
“Stinky, it wasn’t lame at all, and I love it. You are the best boyfriend ever,” Periwinkle whispers as she hugs him tightly.
Hugging her back, Stinky tells Periwinkle it is time for the third celebration of the day; though, it is not actually a celebration. It is a remembrance.
World Pet Memorial Day
Stinky tells Periwinkle that June 8 also is World Pet Memorial Day, created by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), as a day when humans can memorialize their pets that have gone to the Rainbow Bridge. The AVMA suggests some ways to do this, including the creation of a photo collage or scrapbook of the beloved pet, the planting of a tree in their memory or donating money or time to an organization that helps animals.
“Stinky, are we going to do something special for our fursibs that are now angels?”
Stinky tells Periwinkle, “Yes, but not all of them. That would take us all week. We are going to do a special memorial photo for your sisfur, Allie, and my brofur, Mau, as they were the last ones to leave our families as well as husband and wife.”
“Oh, I really like that Stinky. Let’s do it now.”
The tabbies get busy making their special memorial. When finished they show it to Stinky’s mom and dad, who are very impressed and proud of Periwinkle and Stinky for doing something so nice and thoughtful.
Stinky stifles a yawn and asks Periwinkle if she’d like to have a nap and then another doughnut and some Temptations before she has to leave for home. Periwinkle agrees that would be a terrific idea, and the tabbies head to Stinky’s dad’s chair where they curl up together for a nice long snooze and cuddle.
Periwinkle & Stinky are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.