We wanted a friend for our older dog. She has been alone since we lost her friend and partner in puppy crimes about two years ago. The puppy, of course, adores her but she seems to be pouting and a bit off her food. Of course some of this may be from being inside due to the air quality and heat and not going for our walks.
I try to give her lots of extra attention and let her know she is the alpha dog but she seems far too mellow.
And Retirement is allowing me to enjoy being just that! :-)
I'm thankful for talented and active friends that pull me out from time to time, and for hubby and the pups who take me with them on walks.
In thinking about the approaching Thanksgiving holiday I made a mental list of what I was thankful for and how could I use these things in the best posible way.
With the fires here in San Diego county, I guess I'm even more introspective (Is that the right word?). As I watch the news on tv and see people running out with their most treasured posessions, it reminds me of what I would want to take and why. I guess all of us should plan now for those unforseen events which can turn our lives upside down in a moment.
They asked some of the evacuatees what they brought with them and what they wish they had brought. It seemed an insensitive question to some but it can also serve to make us think and evaluate.
Of course family, friends and pets were the for sure things and then important papers and photos.I'm thinking a site online somewhere for those vintage family shots might be a good idea for photos I want to make sure our daughter has. Also, I need to make sure all family members have photos that they would treasure.
I hope and pray and trust that soon these fires will come to an end and that people can start rebuilding their homes and enjoying a "normal" life again.
Was it only yesterday or the day before that we went out to eat and went shopping in the San Diego area, and then went to pick up our new rescue puppy in Chula Vista.
Was it only a week or two ago that we drove to Escondido and we visited our friends in Crest. How many days ago did we drive through Camp Pendleton and when was the last time we saw friends in other neighborhoods?
How many days ago was the island filled with friends from all of these areas to watch the Red Bull Airshow?
On the national news they compare our losses to the losses during Katrina-Southern California is now # 1 in people having to relocate. I see the people evacuated to the football stadium breakout in spontaneous applasue as the firetruck and heroic firemen drive by. These men and women have had to work day and night and see no rest in sight. I pray for them and I thank God for them.
I see people being respectful of the policemen who are helping them and I see people lined up in orderly manner waiting for food and medicine. I am sad for them but I am proud of them. They will be ok. San Diego will be ok. San Diegians are neighborly and they are strong.
As I watch the local news tonight my eyes fill with tears as I see people speak of watching their home on tv as their home goes up in flames and hear the explosion as their left behind car tank explodes. I see people filmed as they run to their cars, faces hidden by masks to protect them in the ember and soot filled air ...
and I remember what it was like only yesterday or the day before.