My Parents’ Ghosts

A photo of my parents at a dinner theater, late 1960s or early 70s

I only remember seeing animal ghosts when I was a child, and that was only after we moved in 1976 to a larger ranch house.

We had a cream-colored kitten called Adonis, and when he was at least six months old, he was missing, and we found him lying dead at the side of Smoke Road. Afterward, I looked out my bedroom window, and I distinctly saw his face in the clouds — it was a cloud shaped like his face.