Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken are here in town staying with Mom. And I got a call yesterday morning that their little Coco had taken her last breath. She was 16 and lived a full life, but I know this is so hard for them right at Christmas and on a trip.
My heart goes out to them in these first few days and all the “firsts” and the “moments” they will have when they miss their little fur girl.
So they came over and George buried little Coco in our back yard next to Tugie, Roger, and Maisy. We now have 4 dogs in our back yard and 2 cats. So our day took a curve yesterday and it will be sad not to have her here with us at Christmas. This breaks my heart for them. They are doing fine and say she has lived a long good life, but inside I know how it hurts. It was easier for me to let Tugie go than Maisy. While it was painful, she needed to go as her body was just so worn out, but she loved us and loved life and hung on for dear life to be with us. I also had Maisy that was a handful at the time and she claimed me and stole my heart and it made the loss of Tugie so much easier even though Tugie can never be replaced. But when Maisy passed, I was just absolutely broken. She had been so well and then had her liver issues and wouldn’t eat and was not going to get better. It was all so sudden. No time to get used to things or watch her grow old.
George and I miss having fur babies in the house. Little Bit only hangs with us occasionally, has really sharp claws, and swats a lot, but has started to hang closer now that winter is here and the doggies are gone.
So teasingly I said “let’s go get puppies for Christmas” but they are like us. There is a time for them and we are waiting til at least spring and we’ll see.
So my Aunt and Uncle stayed for a few minutes with us and we gave them something to drink and offered snacks. They brought their presents with them and we put them under the tree.
I finished the wrapping, baked some cookies, but did not bake the chocolate oatmeal cookies because of the rainy/humid weather. Perhaps I will get another opportunity and if not, I’ll fix them one day – “just because”.
I have put together some goodies for the neighbors and we cleaned up some. We are about as ready for Christmas as we can be. Now we can enjoy the week before Christmas.
I needed a pedi so bad but didn’t want to get out yesterday so I did them myself.
George fixed us a stir fry meal last night with hot tea and we began watching a show called “Lost Kitchen”. It was very good. It’s on Discovery +. All the shows we are watching are weird and I needed to watch something – if not happy or upbeat – at leasts normal.
The kids have had some time in Hot Springs and are on the road to us. Keep them in your prayers as they travel from Hot Springs, through Memphis, and on to our house. They’ll be here by 2 today.
This morning we are meeting Mom and Aunt Martha and Uncle Ken at Fancy’s spa and then for breakfast. So I need to go and get a quick shower in and get dressed.
I may pop in tomorrow or it may be mid-week. We will see. I’m almost ready to start working on the next video! Just need to finish up some photo files first – only a few more things to work on and need to transfer some camera footage.
I love him for finding comfort in my lap, and showing me love.