Happy birthday, Daddy. I've missed you all these fifteen years. I've missed taking you out for lunch by myself on your special day and talking. I miss your funny face.
And Carmen. It's been a year today since you had to leave us. I miss your funny face, too.
And Happy Birthday, Aida Velveeta! Today you are sixteen, my fuzzy bag of bones. Twice as long as the vet said you would live.
I love you, my little sous chef. I hope we have many more years with your funny face.
May fourteenth is an auspicious day at Schyterbolle. So many comings and goings on this day.