Update—Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sarah’s human came and got her yesterday morning.  She was very happy to see him, but didn’t want to leave here.  Rather broke my heart.  I’m sure she is having a terrible time of being flung here and there and everywhere.  At least now she is with her human, which takes a load off my mind.

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We went down to Saint Mary’s Hospital yesterday to see Rick in ICU.   The prognosis is sad.  When we left yesterday the two sisters were going to have to make the hard decision–the one that is only done in human kindness.  Once that process is over everyone waits.  I’m sure we will hear something sometime this morning where things are.  Personally I think life in a wheel chair (he has (now) had a massive stoke on the left side to go with everything else) where you can’t get out and sit on a tractor would be horrible.  If he pulls through we will still be there–friendships don’t change because the physical body changes.

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Anyway, we move forward toward Christmas all the kids are coming home—YIPPEE! At least for Christmas day I will have all four of our children and their mates [here] and our three grandchildren and maybe –just maybe—our step-granddaughter!

I hope this post finds each one of you in a good place in life and the joy of the Christmas Season filling your lives with goodness!

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,

Linda

 

Sarah–Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday, we got a call for help from one of Terry’s friends.  Rick is a middle-aged bachelor who lives a mile and half from us and was sick —- with what he thought was the flu.

To make a long story short we got him to the hospital where they operated and started treatment, he was doing much better when he developed pneumonia and then had a massive stroke. It’s been a rather long weekend of worry and concern here.

At the time of this writing he is in Grand Junction at Saint Mary’s Hospital surrounded by his two sisters.

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I have Sarah.  Sarah hates the camera so I haven’t been able to get a very good photo of her.  Sarah is very stressed out, but adjusting to our way of life.

CompanyBoomer has had a great time running and playing with Sarah. The only thing Boomer doesn’t like is if Sarah gets too close to me…then he turns into a Jealous Jelly Bean of a dog.  Meaning he WILL TAKE ON SARAH…which is NOT GOOD!

Sarah is a man’s dog, this has helped.  She has enjoyed going and doing things with Terry and will always, always, go to him and give him the first welcoming kiss or her front paw.

But Sarah isn’t ours.

Rick was keeping Sarah for a friend who was out-of-town.  Ken is back home now and will be coming out around 10:00 a.m. to take Sarah home.

It’s been rather fun for Boomer to have running and sniffing companion and someone to share walks with…it hasn’t been fun for the cats since Sarah LOVE TO CHASE CATS!

(Sigh)

My heart goes out to Rick and his family.  I am pleased that Sarah will have her human back, although she adored Rick, even slept on the bed with him.  I’m glad Boomer had a dog friend for awhile.  I have this belief that the perfect dog, which Boomer likes and fits into our family complete with cats will show up.

Oh a brighter note I Thank Each and Everyone of you for your thoughts and well wishes on our Anniversary yesterday.  You gave us a very bright spot in this rather gloomy time!

Your friend,

Linda