Friday, September 28, 2012

After the storm.....

Cyrus spent a little time out on the porch with us this evening.  We had a thunder storm and it cooled off so Margaret and I went out to ' sit a spell '.  I took these pictures as Cyrus was showing off and trying to scare the little people. 
Don't you love the way Sophia helps Cohen pose for the pictures? 
 Cohen is lucky his head is still attached to his body.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Some Sad News

This has been an incredibly emotional September.  Several months ago my daughter Marian was diagnosed with a condition which would require a total hip replacement.  The surgery took place a week ago with all going fairly smoothly.  Her older sister stayed with her while she was hospitalized and I have been at home with her most of the time since then .  I was almost as concerned forAnna having to stay with Marian as I was for Marian having the surgery.  I think the anxiety of waiting on patient news and the weariness caused by around the clock caring for the ill by family is at times harder than being ill itself.  Anna, of course, took wonderful care of her sis and Marian is now well on her way to being up on her feet again.  All has gone well and we feel very grateful.
A few days after Marian came home from the hospital one of her cats, Boxer, had to be put to sleep.  He was 11 years old and she had him all of that time.   Marian found out Boxer had an inoperable tumor about three months ago and though she knew a decision would have to be made she was  not expecting to have to do it so soon. 


A few days days after I came to stay with Marian my dog Emma became very ill and she had to be put to sleep also!  I have had Emma since 2000, she was about 18 months old when I got her.  I had adopted Emma and Zachery together as they were siblings and the rescue center wanted them to stay together, Zachery is still living.  Needless to say Marian and I am grieving for our departed pets.                   

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Thomas and His Friend Cohen

If ever a little boy loved a train it is Cohen loving Thomas the Tank Engine and his



I apologize for the poor quality pictures.