Clearly I am on edge after losing Abi. That I am paranoid that something will happen to Charlie.
Yesterday afternoon I was sitting on the couch with Charlie and happened to feel a mass on his neck. I’m glad I got his hair cut or no telling when I’d have found it.
I knew if I called the vet’s office I probably couldn’t get an appointment till next week. So we just went in and waited to get worked in.
Once I sat down with him to wait I noticed another weird growth on the edge of his ear.
Dr. Poteet aspirated some of the mass on his neck and will test it. He said he’d let me know today if it looked problematic.
Lordy Pete, what next? Abi got sick and was gone so quickly. I sure don’t want to miss something with my Charlie boy. I am on full alert.
I just now caught this squirrel out on the patio. I keep my camera next to the couch so I can capture photos like this before Charlie is aware of the squirrel action.
If he figures it out he’ll be off the couch in a second and barking at the patio door and the squirrel will take off.
The squirrels and birds are all over my patio. There are so many things to land on, climb on, and explore.
Much of my daily entertainment is watching them when they don’t know I’m watching them.
When I get up, Charlie gets up. I opened the patio door for us to go out. Charlie saw the squirrel and the chase was on.
Of course the squirrels are faster than he is. But I figure he’s been eating so much lately that he needs the exercise.
Yesterday evening my neighbor was out on my patio with me as I snipped some chives, tomatoes and a cucumber for he and his wife.
He was looking at all the clusters of green tomatoes and said: “My wife just loves fried green tomatoes.” So I gave him some of those too.
I told him I’d never eaten fried green tomatoes.
About an hour later he showed up at my door with freshly cooked fried green tomatoes.
They sure were good. However I paid for eating them later with acid reflux. So I don’t know about eating them again.
But I’ll be happy to supply them with my tomatoes and other veggies until they move the end of August.
I will sure miss them. I know I’ve said that many times here. We’ve come to depend on one another. I really don’t know anyone else. It will be another kind of loss.
They’ve been so kind to me since Abi died. They’ve brought me food and called and checked on me.
All it takes sometimes is someone saying kind words to me and I’m crying again.
Oh, how we love them. The pets that are such a huge part of our lives. And oh, how we miss them when they’re gone.
I have cried every day since my Abi died. I’m crying now writing about her. Sometimes it feels like I’ll never stop mourning my baby girl. As though part of me went with her.
“Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” – Author Unknown