is everyone doing now that our summer has ended :( I guess I should be
grateful that we got some warm weather & I was able
to swim a little. I'm more grateful tho that I saw so many of you over
Labor Day! Everything was pretty ordinary but I shouldn't get too comfortable
because just when I think there couldn't possibly be anything that could
happen that I haven't been through before-- well----. I was over visiting
& was downstairs feeding Angel. Usually Lexie is with me & he
was but then left after a few minutes. I didn't think much about it &
moved on to scoop the litterbox when I realized that things were kinda
quiet upstairs. Just like kids-when it gets quiet you know they are into
something! So I came running up saying "Lexie, Lexie what are doing??".
Here comes Lexie like the sweet dog he is coming when called
with a quizical look on his face- "I'm not doing anything!"
. Only trouble is- he had my money in his mouth & was eating it! I
had to grab a treat to switch with him because he thought I wanted to
play tug-a-war! After I managed to save the big bills I noticed a tiny
corner of a $1.00 bill on the floor. Sigh- the ones in my hand weren't
missing their corners!!.
I'm firming up my plans to take the first
week of November off so please-if anyone needs me that week please let
me know soon! As before- Laura will be available while I am away.
I always laugh at people who say our pets
don't understand or
associate things. I recently visited Rachel
Back when I first met
them theirs was the first time I ever set an alarm off. Then I seemed
to have a jinx about the alarm! Every first visit of a trip I set the
alarm off. I finally got over the jinx a long time ago but every time
I walk in Rachel sees me & immediately gets into the "dash away"
position! When I successfully turn the alarm off she relaxes & lets
out the biggest meow! & comes over to rub on me. I truly think she
is telling me "good for you!" hahaha
I was so happy last month when we
didn't loose any of our fluffy buddies but then I started getting call
after call. Sadly I got a call from Diane to tell me Johnny
B Good passed away. I'm glad I got to see him a few weeks ago, I will
miss him. Especially since he protected me from his sister Susie
Q! I only watched Sandy
once but I never forgot her. My heart goes out to her family.
Like a knife thru my heart is the pain of loosing one of my special need
He put up a brave & courageous battle & he stayed as sweet &
loving to the end. He was 10 years young & in the short time I knew
him he wrapped me up in his love. As I write this the tears are flowing
& my prayers & thoughts are with Pam, Rich & Robin's brother
as they grieve & miss him.
And as if that sadness isn't enough our
very own webmaster John & Doreen lost their beloved Tasha.
Tasha came to live with them a few years ago when they got married. Doreen
at the time & Molly was such a shy afraid girl. When I first met Molly
she cowered against the wall like a rock & wouldn't move & I'm
talking solid-she wouldn't even move when you tried to lift her. Tasha
came with a bit of an aggression problem. She would bark & carry on
if anyone came near the house & they would have to bring her in if
anyone tried to come in the yard. It took me a few tries (& a LOT
of treats!) before she would let me come in! Then this miraculous thing
happened- little by little we started to notice that Molly
& Tasha blended almost as one. Molly became more outgoing & Tasha
calmed way down! They taught each other all the good that each had &
none of the bad! With help from Molly, we taught Tasha to "give five"
& give me hugs. I was teaching them both to walk & was going to
surprise Doreen & John & have them walk down the aisle at their
wedding but they eloped! (Brats!) I cannot think of another situation
where 2 dogs became totally different by their just being together. Tasha
hung on & also gave a good fight but her body too gave out before
her will did. I'm thankful John gave me a few minutes to say goodbye to
Tasha-I haven't been to the house yet but already know there is a hollow
space there- except for Molly who will continue to carry on Tasha's spirit.
She is painfully missed.
OK- let's try to lighten things up. I got
a call from Gail who adopted 2 precious little kittens Max
Oh my-what a couple bundles of energy! She's not the first customer who
told me-I don't remember kittens getting into so many things! Well- when
you have a cat that lives well into their teens you do forget! That's
a reason I love what I do- I remember!! I adopted older kittens! hahaha!
They were fun though & ohhh soo cute! Then I went to PJ's
& met his new sister-Sophie!
Another beautiful rescue kitty! I noticed PJ was a little bit jealous
so I made sure I spent extra snuggle time with him! I also met a very
But I was thrilled that I saw Kim on every visit even if I couldn't get
too close. She is a gorgeous girl! I had loads of fun with Killian!
He was rather layed-back but like mom Liz told me-he loves to be petted!
So thats pretty much what we did-oh & we watched the guys who had
the road to the house torn out! I hope I get to visit with Magic
again someday. I only spent 1 time with him while his family took a day
trip. He is a very good boy & so sweet! Then I finally got to meet
the new addition with Smokey,
I actually got to see one of the cats in the house! Bandit does come out
a few times when I search for her, but not LittleBit! Roxy is quite the
I guess that takes us to the end- I hope
you all stay healthy & happy & as always I look foward to seeing