A double passing …

People may think it is strange I am mentioning both a fur-baby and a human passing in the same post, but since they passed in that sequence over the weekend I will talk about both in this blog.

The fur-baby started out in Michigan where my husband found her at a local shelter. She was the runt of a box of kittens someone had dumped off for adoption/disposal back in 1999. She traveled with him back to California and ended up with mom as her companion in 2004. She ended up traveling with mom to the Dakotas with two other cats and out lived them by many years. She was around 18 when she drew her last breath at 729 am on Sat.

Cleo and his wife were responsible for us moving from New Mexico to the Dakotas, and they became great friends. Cleo ran a real estate business and Carolyn was his partner in the business. Both worked hard in the community who didn’t accept strangers. He had heart problems and Diabetes, which cost him both legs and many trips to the hospital.  He was also an unpublished writer for which I hope will not remain so since Carolyn was editing his last book and I hope will have published soon. He passed in his sleep last night.

We will miss them both.

 

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My familiar …

As some of you may have guessed, my familiars have been canine in species. My current furbabies are not young by a long shot. They are 10 years apart with the lab being the younger at age 7 going on 8 and my Aussie/blue heeler mix being 17 going on 18. The last couple of years the older dog’s hind left leg has been getting progressively weaker and these last few days she has been having a harder and harder time standing and walking. We are on a death watch, yet today she has been playful and not fallen but three times! She has so much life and intelligence in her manner and eyes that it hurts to see her failing, yet there are days like today when she is so alert and I want to think she will go on forever. So I only hope that she will go to sleep and not wake because I didn’t want her to have the indignity of being put down in a vet’s clinic rather than dying at home. Sorry, just needed to talk about her.