mom toni: ben is eager to blog. it's not meant to be any disrespect suzanne. there is plenty of mourning here.
ben: wow...any of the small changes i make to start managing our blog change suz's layout...all the way back to the beginning! please don't think i'm disrespecting her...i'm not! i wasn't always extra-nice to her, but i did love her, and i know how much mom loved her! i think you all loved her too.
i don't live under the bed...unless mom's mad at me...which was only if i played too hard with suzanne. i love company and making friends with anyone who comes over. i'm pretty sure i'm handsome, and that everyone else thinks i am too. i love to play...and will drag my toys all over the house. believe it or not, i'm a little afraid of the whirly bird that my cousin daisymae maus sent!
human food doesn't interest me at all. i'm picky about snacks...i ate suzanne's dairy flavored temptations because that's what mom bought. i'll try to convince her to be more adventurous in my snacks.
i'm not a lap sitter. i like to sprawl on mom's chest so she can't see her book or watch tv. sometimes, i get so close, all she can breathe is my fur! i'm a bit of a rascal.
finally, please keep purring and purraying for mom. i know she's sad. she cries. and then she hugs me hard.
i'm looking forward to getting to know you...and to having your company while mom's out of town.