Buttercup’s Farewell

R.I.P. Sadly on June 25th Buttercup died. Buttercup was a dearly loved mouse belonging to my 7 year old grand daughter. Katie wrapped the tiny body tenderly in tissues and placed her remains in a box, the grave was dug and a cross crafted using wood from a nearby tree.

A solemn procession formed and was led by Katie holding the box containing Buttercup, her sister Juliet followed and behind their mother. In formation they walked solemnly towards the grave at the end of the garden. Suddenly Katie stopped. ”But we haven’t chosen any music” she exclaimed. Following a rapid discussion between the girls they agreed on ‘Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!’