I think it's safe to say I've entered a new chapter in my life. Over the last couple of weeks I've had to put the man I love into a nursing home, I lost my job and now find myself cleaning out the house because we've decided to sell it. I've given myself a week to do it but after today, realize I really need help. After three hours of work I could barely walk because of my hip and leg. Those shots the doctor gave me only lasted a week and then the pain came back full force!
More than once I sat in the quiet and reflected on life. On 17 years of memories together, looking around at our things and trying to cope that it's come down to this. Never once did I think I would find myself in this situation. Really, who thinks that far ahead anyway? But as I cleaned out the cupboards and drawers, the pantry and fridge, I got kind of weepy.
It helps that Earl is gradually accepting his new home. He fought so hard not to go into a nursing home. But it's really the best place for him right now. At least he'll get 24/7 care. Something I'm thankful for since just last night his nurse called to say he'd fallen in the bathroom but was okay.
Remember Bear Cat? I've adopted him. I grew fond of the little guy and couldn't see putting him up for adoption. This weekend I brought him to the home I share with my daughter and her family. Woofy could have cared less about a new feline in the house and I actually caught them playing a couple times. The girls hiss and growl at Bear Cat, and I've caught Jezzie chasing him. If Gin Gin and her only knew that he still has his claws they wouldn't be so brave! LOL Bear Cat tolerates them and backs off. I think in time they will bond. At least there's been no actual cat fighting.
It's funny though. Jezzie is the smallest of the four and she clearly rules the roost!