T.C.S.S #3 - Morbid post
1. You and your spouse are traveling together for that much awaited holiday. And while you are enjoying the in-flight entertainement, there was a loud bang and soon, you two vanish from this earth altogether. While your families and friends mourn your sudden departure, your much loved kitties are all alone at home, waiting anxiously for your return. But there is never ever going to be one. They are now left all alone in the world, waiting anxiously at the door. What will happen to them now?
That is one of our worry. The Wife suggested we take different planes. But that is not really feasible. And anyway, accidents can happen anytime we are together eg in the car or bus. So that's out. Only good thing is that my mother-in-law likes the kxbc gang and though she does not have the technical knowledge nor experience, at least the 5 of them will still be loved and cared for. And my sister-in-law do enjoy their company so at least we can more or less go in peace. Money is not a problem as I think our estate should be able to provide for them comfortably for the next 15 years or so.
Have you any plans for this?
2. Your relationship with your spouse had somehow deteriorated until you cannot stand the sight of each other and divorce is the only way out. Who will take care of the kitties then? Both of you love them to bits and will definitely fight for their custody.
We have always discussed this question and the only thing that came to both our minds is that all 5 of them should always be in the best hands. No human is going to be the winner. The welfare of all 5 of them will be the major determinant.
Based on the current dynamics of the kxbc gang, Kim Kim, Xin Xin and General Yuan Yuan will follow me and Bon Bon and Chang Chang will follow the Wife.
Reason is quite simple really. Xin Xin has been with Kim Kim since she was a little kitten and there is always this unspoken bond between the both of them. And Xin Xin is like the mummy of the little General. And given that Xin Xin has always been my baby, she will definitely come with me.
And as Bon Bon has always sought the Wife's presence for comfort, she will naturally take care of the little sweet grey thing.
And so all that is left is Chang Chang. He has always been close to both of us and as it will clearly not be in any of the cat's best interest to be alone, he will follow the Wife.
So, it's really a morbid post, isn't it? I thought it was always best to think of such things and have them communicated to the Wife so that should that day ever happen, their welfare will always be taken care of without any of the nasty emotions coming into play. And of course, there are going to be visitation rights over the weekend. :) You can never severe your ties with your children, can you?