Things have been extremely busy around here and I’ve neglected posting my blog. Thanks Carol and Margie for checking on us. It’s nice to know someone is thinking of us.
We hadn’t heard any news by the end of the week last week, so we knew nothing would happen over the week-end. Al made plans to head back to Tampa to do some pest control accounts. He left today knowing our May 20th closing date would be extended once again.
We had a good garage sale Friday, making $230 and getting rid of lots of stuff. Saturday we were pretty much rained out. We ended up getting some traffic in between rain showers and made $100.
My Mom and brother came for a short visit Saturday. They were only able to stay overnight, but it was good to see them. They brought Steve’s dog, Red. He’s an Akita. If you saw the movie, Hachi, that’s the same type of dog. (a real good movie but such a tearjerker) Red fell head over heals in love with Sweet Pea! It was the funniest thing. Red is getting old and had been hit by a car when he was young. My brother found him laying on the side of the road with a broken leg. He was in a cast for quite a while and the leg healed, but he has always had trouble with it. Despite the pain, Red followed Sweet Pea everywhere and it wore him out! His leg and hip were giving him trouble and, and he couldn’t make it up the stairs. Sweet Pea was on the porch and Red was at the bottom of the steps wanting to get to her. He struggled to try to make it up the steps. It was pitiful, but cute. Mom, Steve and Red slept in the house and ended up letting Sweet Pea come in and spend the night in the house with them. She was at the back porch and Red wouldn’t settle down with her outside. Red gave up his dog bed for Sweet Pea, and he laid on the floor and licked her face. Yep, that boy was in love! Mom was here only one night but she managed to spoil my dog!
As far as the house, I just received an email from the Realtor and it appears everything is good, other than some foundation work we thought we would have to have done. They are now talking about the end of the month for closing. The delay is probably a good thing. It will give us more time to get rid of more stuff and not have to kill ourselves.
Well, I’ve struggled with this piece of news, and even considered not putting it in the blog. I wasn’t sure I could get through it.
We lost our little kitty Socks today. She was around 20 years old. She was born in a hole in the ground as a feral cat. We rescued her, her siblings and mother, when she was just a few weeks old. I found homes for the other kittens and I even found her a home, but the lady brought her back after 2 days…she was such a mean little thing! That wildness took a long time to disappear but she eventually learned to trust and love us. She was the “Alpha” cat and the other cats feared her. She never weighed much over 4 pounds, but was the ruler of our household. She’d smack the other cars when they walked by, just for good measure. They got so (and still did until the end) they would try and avoid getting too close to her. She was so tiny that she always looked like a kitten. We are sad, but she had a good long life and the end was relatively easy for all concerned.