Oh Breyer....that was so touching, and it is so funny (not in a funny way, but in an ironic way) because when I read your post, I was thinking of how close that is to Achilles and Maximus.
They both LOVE Gerber Baby Rice Cereal too and when I put that in their little dual tray plate to mix it up for them, they also hear the spoon clinking on the ceramic and they go nuts because they know they are getting their rice cereal.
It was so similar to what you wrote and I thought, "Our babies are all interconnected somehow" on a certain level. Like the way I see Wolfgang in Maximus, and Klausse in Achilles. I can totally see how you had such a precious moment when that happened with the spoon and the dish.
I will be thinking of Russell today. I miss him and Stanley too, very much. I know they are both happy and together, but we still miss them. I am sure they are playing with Custard and showing her around, yes?
Kisses and ear scritches to my two beautiful nephews and to Custard as well. We all love you kiddos.