Still hurting

I don’t cry at every thought and whim but I find that my mind wanders easily to things that lead me to think of my dear Shelby. I was in Wal-Mart and passed the shelf where the same blanket I bought for Shelby was (she is buried in it) and I started crying, I managed to control myself and get on with shopping and got out of the store without further incident.

I wonder when I’ll get past this? I knew I was attached to the old girl because my day was planned around her needs and I enjoyed just being close to her and watching her even when she was sick. Caring for her for years has been a joy and now just a big hurt.

I am making plans to head to Mexico next week; maybe leaving here and not being so close to Shelby’s grave will help me adjust sooner rather than my living with sadness all the time. The trip to San Felipe Mexico will a quiet one without my pal to talk to and plan pee break stops for.  I have ordered a marker for her grave and in some mysterious way that gives me a bit of peace, giving her resting spot a bit of dignity befitting a dear friend.

In all this I haven’t mentioned my other fur kid PIA Cat she has been with me even longer and is quite old now, she is 18 or 19 years old. As a kitten she was always getting into trouble and racing about the house a like a crazy cat. She is Siamese and at times vocal and always curious. Now that she is old she spends a great deal of time sleeping and has issues jumping up on her favorite bed or table to get her food. Still she jumps a lot higher than I do so I’m not criticizing ….Still she is a great comfort and gives her love as freely as ever.

Pia Cat checking out the view she is a wonderful kitty very loving



It’s Official

Island Kauai, Na Pali Coast

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I am house sitting for my Son and Daughter-in-law for a week, so I am responsible to keep the plants and pets alive until they return from their trip to Hawaii. I drove them to the airport this morning and they were excited to be on their way. They will meet other friends and relatives at their time share and I am sure they will have a good time.

I left the airport and did some shopping at Walmart and then stopped at Triple T truck stop for breakfast I had a small chorizo and egg platter and it was plenty of food to eat, I am glad I didn’t order the regular size.

After that I went to a local vet clinic recommended by my DIL, and made an appointment for my dog Shelby; she is getting on in years (15) and she has a few issues that need looking after so she has an appointment with the vet tuesday morning to get as much taken care of as we can at that time.

Another hot day in Tucson the AC in the rig is barely keeping it cool enough for us to bare; a few more degrees hotter and I think we will have to wet ourselves down or something.