Today, as I was going through our morning ritual of breakfast for our little ones I noticed Number 9 laying rather conspicuously staring at the extra daily plate of baby food he has been sharing with WiiOne and Number 8.
I generally start with the triple Ferret Nation and work my way across the room placing the breakfast plates or bowls into each home. When I reached the last Ferret Nation where the Numbers and Wii live I took a closer look at Number 9.
To my dismay, he passed sometime overnight. I found Number 9 laying there, looking quite comfortable in what could only be described as a very relaxed almost stretched-out position; just like he had laid down to rest after some playtime with his brothers.
Mrs.R and myself have been readying ourselves in preparation for the next year or so as most of our boys and girls are now over two years old. It would seem Number 9, always the last to go home, will be the one waiting to greet his brothers and sisters as they follow him across the Rainbow Bridge. As he made sure they were safely home ahead of him in life, he can now make sure they can safely cross when it is their time.