Friday, January 14, 2011


Today we mourn the passing of our dear friend and long-time companion, Scalus Homedicus. Homedicus was a simple soul. She came to us many, many years ago from the rescue shelter known as bedbathandbeyond. She sat quietly in our bathroom. Some weeks she would get daily attention. Other weeks, we ignored her. Other weeks, usually during the holidays, we actively avoided her.

When we did pay attention to her, it was to step on her. If we didn't like what she said, we'd step on her again. And again. And again.

Today, however, her juice ran out. No more lithium ions. And, when we tried to patch her up, she slipped out of our hands, her power center still in our hand, her body dashed on the cold hard floor.

We gave her a proper burial, amidst the wrappers from the chicken breasts that she so loved us to eat.

RIP, Scalus Homedicus.

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