I have rarely had so much going on as I did last week.Starting Sun.evenning ,our church had a goodbye party for Doris & Vernon.They were our church`s in home pastrol care ministers.We have felt so comfortable with them coming to our house,eating at our table,they are 2 people we felt like they were our family when we are around them.It is sad to say,but I don`t feel like we have close friends in the church we`ve belonged to for 17 years.They are true friends ,though,& we will miss them terribly.They have adult children who live in Fort Myers,Florida who have lived there for 15 years,& they have grandchildren they want to get to know,as they know their children are down there to stay now,so they are joining them.One son`s birthday is Nov.4th,& they intend to be there for that occasion.We went to the long pine dam afterwards then to take a few pictures,but it was gloomy,& the pictures aren`t that good.We were amazed at how low the water is in the dam that supplies water to alot of people.
Mon.the shelties Hunter & Maggie had their annual exams & shots.When we got there,a woman was ahead of us,they called her back & she went outside.I thought to myself,oh boy,she must have a doozy of a dog that she can`t bring in without help.Well,she came back inside with her dh holding a black cat.I marveled at how well the cat behaved.They weighed the black cat & went on back.After what seemed like forever,the woman came out of the room,upset.The man came out too,went out to his car & brought a box in.The cat was put to sleep.I thought about my dogs who had to be put to sleep,& I can`t imagine not staying with them till they draw their last breath,I couldn`t leave my pets to face death without me with them.Many people can`t do that though,these people couldn`t.So,that made me sad.
When it was our turn,the vet checked Hunter & I told her how he has been coughing when I pick him up to put in bed with me,his nose looked a little funny too.He is 9 years,9 months.She said he has a cold,took him back to do bloodwork,then came back in & said to me,I changed my mind about Hunter,I`m going to do a chest xray if that`s ok.I said of course.Then the panic attacks came.The experiance with the cat ahead of me,to know the last time my collie had a chest xray she found lung cancer which had spread everywhere,I was praying & taking deep breaths,clinging to poor 8 year old Maggie while we waited.She came back with him then & said he has fluid around his heart & he`ll get better on meds.Maggie got her exam,no trouble till the next day when she called with her results of bloodwork to tell me Maggie`s liver #`s were off.I had to go back over & pick up a pill for her.All & all,I spent $550 on the 2 dogs Mon.Isn`t that awful!
Cathleen`s baby shower was on Wed.My doc appt.was that day too.This Wed.I`m to go for a test where the doctor puts a scope down your throat to have a look.
Thurs.was prayer shawl meeting.
Yesterday was our neighbors fall picnic & kids were there dressed for Halloween.We didn`t really know anyone,but had a good time.They had a campfire outside ,which was nice as it was cool,now today my nose is so clogged it makes a sound like rushing water after I blow it.I wish I would`ve taken my camera,such creative get-ups the kids,& some adults, were dressed in.
And every day I ran our son to the classes he has to go for for probabtion.