Friday, August 01, 2014

A Sad Event and a Happy Ending for Two Brothers

 

Blairsville, Ga (high 78, low 61)

 

Another cold front made it’s way south this week.   We had to turn the heat on when it got down to 48 degrees one night.  Being Floridians, we can’t get over how it could be this cool in July….but we love it.   It’s warming back up today but if it stays cloudy, I don’t think we’ll see any 80’s.

 

We’ve been busy working around here on the rv sites.  Our friends Terry and Ralph had rented our other site for the month of July, but they have gone back to the Tampa area.   Now that the lot is vacant, and we can work without disturbing anyone,  we’ve been trying to do a little maintenance there.

We’ve been meeting more of our neighbors,  and many more in Rivers Edge II, which is our sister rv park. It turned out that it was a good thing because one of those ladies came to our rescue.

Anybody that has been reading our blog, knows that we are both serious animal lovers.  We can’t stand to see a homeless of mistreated animal. 

When we were here last year, we met a couple that always took their two cats riding on their golf carts.  The cats were were much loved pampered indoor cats.

This is a family picture from last year.  Notice the two “brothers” on the back of the cart.

 

Bo and Pepper and their chauffeur

This year, we only saw him once and noticed the cats were left to wander around outside.

We started wondering if one of them was ill or something, and then became concerned that the cats were being fed.

We finally asked around and found out that she (and I can’t remember her name) was killed in a car accident a few months ago.  He has since found a new girlfriend who is allergic to cats.   Apparently he stays with the girlfriend and the cats were left pretty much unattended at the Rv.  We tried not to get involved, because we certainly couldn’t take them in, but I lost sleep a  few nights worrying about them, so we started feeding them.

It turned out that he had left food for them inside the Rv and one of the bay doors was left open with access to the inside of the 5th wheel.  We didn’t know this at the time.

In the meantime, I happened to mention the situation to Angie ( a nice lady in the neighboring Rv park).  She was also upset at the situation the cats were in, and she started feeding them as well.

Angie is my hero because she got busy and contacted everyone she knew and after only a few days, she found a nice home for both of the cats.  They will be indoor cats again and will not be separated.   Yea Angie!

Duane (the man who lost his wife)  agreed to surrender his beloved cats but was upset about losing them. I think he should have found a new girlfriend and kept the cats, but he was not used to living without a wife and was not able to do much for himself.     I told Al that if I should die, I would want him to find someone else (hopefully not in three months) but that she  better LOVE cats!  If he neglected the cats, I would come back and haunt him!

Now that the cats are safe, Al and I can quit worrying.

 

We met another lady that paints rocks.   When we first met her, she had a big rock that kind of looked like the face of a bear. 

She painted the face and Al really liked it, so we bought it from her.  It’s a big rock.

Here is is under our flag pole.

bear rock

and a close up

bear rock

The next photo is our beautiful hydrangea.  It will start to turn pink soon.

Rivers Edge lot

We’ve been planting flowers.

This is a hibiscus that is hardy in this zone, but looks more like it belongs in the Keys.

 

Rivers Edge lot

and some coneflower also known as Echinacea

 

Rivers Edge lot

 

rudbeckia

Rivers Edge lot

Rivers Edge lot 

We have managed to find some time to do a little reading. 

Notice the blanket I have covering my feet.

Rivers Edge lot

Some of our neighbors in the soybean field.

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Well, it looks like the sun is coming out, so I guess I’d better get busy.

16 comments:

  1. What is it with men? They can't stay alone for a second. Only one month after my mom died of a horrible cancer, my dad kicked my sister out of the house because he was dating again. Ugh!
    Anyway, where is this RV located at? The one you are staying in now? River's Edge II?
    It looks divine.
    Thanks.

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  2. I agree Cindi. Your poor sister...and you.

    We're at Rivers Edge the original. We love it here.

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  3. I agree we should all move on after the death of a spouse, but not quite as fast as three months. I wouldn't want to conect with a man that fast, if ever! Cats are good friends. to bad he couldn't take better care of them

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  4. And why couldn't a grown man take care of himself and his cats? That's a crock of you know what in my opinion.

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  5. I always joke with Bill that I'd prefer he not bring a date to my funeral... maybe that's not as far-fetched as I thought ;-)

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  6. Lol, men! Glad someone was able to take care of the cats.

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  7. Happy for the cats! I won't go into my opinion except to say that my husband better take care of our dogs when I'm gone.

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  8. Oh Wow, this stuff never ends....I had a very good friend who passed away after a terrible speedy ordeal with cancer... Her husband married my friend's sister two months later, moved to another state where she lived, took their two goldens to the rescue and that was that....weird part my friend and her sister were not on speaking terms for years due to a life style that was hard to understand .....So glad the cats are together in a home .....that's great !

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  9. So, what did you name your new bear? Rocky? :cD

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  10. Love the bear rock and the flowers. Great pictures. As for the man whose wife was hardly gone until he'd moved in with someone else, that's serious grief for the loss of a spouse one loved. Makes me wonder what their relationship was like while she was alive.

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    1. Oh and glad for the cats, they are better off given the kind of love he had for them too.

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  11. I'm sorry, but for me, if something like that happened, sorry you just have to learn to put up with my furkids. There is absolutely no way my 'kids' were be pushed to the background. Men !!!!!!!!!!!????????? LOL

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  12. I love a "Cat Tale" with a happy Ending.

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  13. Good job taking care of the cats. Love the bear rock!

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  14. We don't have cats, or pets for that matter, I do the cooking cleaning and laundry, but do enjoy female company.
    So will do what I need to do if something like that happens.
    I assume my wife would do the same.

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