Contributed by Beth &Pete Hylen

Beth & Pete Hylen
Painted Post, NY, and Lexington, KY
Pets, Selected stories

This blue-and-white checked blanket was a favorite of our 20-year-old calico “Kitty.” When she died, we wrapped her body in the blanket until we could bury her. Later on, Jay-dog, our beloved basset hound, picked up Kitty’s scent on the comfy blanket and ecstatically wagged her tail thinking Kitty (her pal) had returned. From then on, Jay-dog claimed the blanket as her own.