Ivy has a fascination with dripping water. She sits on the side of the tub and watches it drip. She seems downright spellbound.
Hey, if you can be entertained that easily, it’s a wonderful thing.
Charlie is having a hard time adapting to the cold weather.
I wish there had been an interval of cool weather before it turned to cold weather, but Mother Nature simply didn’t comply.
It is so worrisome to hear him coughing right after I give him the Hydrocone syrup subscribed for him. I’m doing all I know to do for him.
It is heartbreaking to watch him struggle so. I wish I could take it on for him because I know that he doesn’t understand.
Of course, we know all this when we bring a pet into our family.
But what we know intellectually doesn’t make it any easier emotionally. I know those of you with beloved pets know exactly what I mean.
You’ve grieved with me and I’ve grieved with you when you share your loss here on this blog.
I don’t know that you ever stop grieving. Love and loss does not simply vanish. I’ve learned that grief ebbs and flows. Sometimes it hurts so much you think you can’t possibly survive it.
Other times you can think of them and cling to the memories of your time together.
The Simple Things:
I’ve had to have the water dripping to keep the pipes from freezing. Ivy is so happy with the water dripping into the bathtub.
She perches on the side and sticks her paw into the dripping water. Then she will lean over and get a drink.
She loves it. It’s so nice to see her take such joy from something so simple.
I’m all for adopting pets and giving them a loving home. It feels like the least I can do. Adoption provides them with what they need, and it’s pure love and enjoyment for me.