Rest In Peace, Alien


On Saturday night, a terrible thing happened during a particularly vicious game of tug-of-war with Murphy.  Alien's foot was torn off.

For those of you who didn't know Alien, he played many roles in our lives.  Alien was always the first toy that Murphy would run to in the mornings and when we got home from work.  It was the one toy that he knew by name.  I believe that Murphy thought of Alien as his best friend.  Dave, on the other hand, believed that Murphy thought Alien was his son.  Whatever the case may be, Murphy really loved Alien, and it's sad to see him mangled and lacking an entire leg.

Murphy in the background, eating a biscuit, oblivious to Alien's pain

Murphy, in his grand excitement to have us home after a long evening locked up in the bathroom, didn't understand what had happened and moved on to eating.  Knowing that Alien likely wouldn't be able to hang on for much longer, I took a few minutes to document his existence, and to make this video in his memory.

As of right now, Alien is still hanging out and can be seen around the house, but we have been slowly trying to introduce New Alien into his life - a purple alien made from the same material and from the same alien planet.   His days are surely numbered though.  Rest in Peace, Alien.  Murphy will miss you more than you'll ever know.


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