Furkids are our lives, we cherish them and take care of them. It never ends well and the ending never gets easier.
While we were on the fence about whether it was time for Dexter with his dementia making life very hard on us all (with 3 separate biting incidents in the past month or so), Cinder decided to stop eating, has been sleeping almost constantly, and has started having bladder control issues.
We decided it was best to send them on their way to college with a vet we knew and trusted. Today was truly a horrible experience.. having to say good-bye to not one, but two of our loving companions.. and things didn’t go smoothly.
WARNING: Potentially disturbing content follows. Please continue reading only if you are prepared.
In April 2010 Michael and I took a month and went coast to coast. It was a wonderful trip but eye opening. Tipping the scales well over 300 I was using a mobility scooter to go any farther than 50 feet. Between my degenerative discs, fibromyalgia and weight getting from point A to point B always involved a struggle.
When we returned from the trip and I looked through the pictures we took I saw myself for maybe the first time as I was. Obese, unhealthy, and honestly believing that I wouldn’t see 40. I made some changes.
These days when old pics pop up on slideshows I often have to pause to recognize that version of me.
It was a lot of work, pain, sweat and tears — but I wouldn’t go back.
We pulled into Red Bay yesterday afternoon. The service lot is about half full, so we don’t know when we will be getting in to get the work done. We stopped outside of Little Rock on the way here to visit with family. We had a nice dinner and breakfast visit with Michael’s Aunt & Uncle.
We are doing well and will be heading to NC after this.
Apologies if you tried to follow along this past trip and the live feed was down. Think we have that squared away. Not much to see out of the window now except the back of some rigs waiting on service and rain. =)