Friday night, John carried Maisey over for one last good-bye. She hasn't eaten very much in the last two weeks and would only eat from my hand. I was sad to see them leave and ever sadder when I saw John and Maisey drive by at 10:00 on Saturday morning. Heading to the vets office and Maisey's journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
My Spartans lost against our instate rivals, University of Michigan, but...the game was a lot better than I had thought. Our team is really down this year. A lot of guys hurt and unable to play and a lot of true Freshmen taking their place, I feared something like a 40-0 score. It was 32 to 23. So I didn't feel too bad.
I did get to watch my 2nd favorite team, the Florida State Seminoles beat Clemson--which was not predicted to happen.
John stopped in around 9:30. He hadn't been home all day. Couldn't stand to go back into his now empty home. He was so very upset. He and Maisey had been together for 15 years. He has been spending nearly $400.00 a month the last two years to keep her alive. She was born with Cushing's Syndrome and the last two years as liver disease, pancreatitis, kidney failure and prone to seizures. Every time the vet thought it might be Maisey's last visit, that pooch always came out of it and was happy and well for a couple of months.
Needless to say, John gave Maisey the very best life she could have had.
There comes a time when our pets are in such a tired, sad state that we know---------------
I am sure going to miss her.
My Extra-Daughter Chris, the one who visited me last fall in her tiny camper, sold that tiny camper. Her back and legs ached after her long camping trip around the States, because at no time was she ever able to sit or stand upright in that little thing. So, she sold it.
She started the hunt for a "regular" camper trailer this summer. Then, her career Army hubs was being transferred from Italy back to the States for his last 3 years until retirement.
She trekked over to Italy for a couple of weeks to help get him moved to his new base. Hawaii. She got to spend a couple of weeks there too, getting him settled.
When she got back to Texas, she found a trailer exactly like she wanted at a dealership a couple of hours away. She drove up to make the deal. After a couple of hours back and forth, they settled on a price. There was a catch. She could only get it for that price IF she financed it through their dealership. She had cash in hand, but if she paid cash, it would cost $2K more.
She looked around on the Internet and found one--here on the west side of the State, that was $2K cheaper than the one in Texas. She figured it was worth $2K to drive up from Texas, stop in to see her "Mom" (me) and spend the day.
We had a wonderful time yesterday. We went out to lunch and then I drove her up to the cider mill. We sat down by the river, listening to the water burbble and bubble over the rocks and ate our Cinnamon sugared doughnuts and drank our little pints of cider.
I just got a message from her, that she arrived in Grand Rapids. The trailer is 2 feet longer than the one in Texas, even has a slide out where the couch sits and they did accept cash. The dealership wants her to spend the night in the trailer to make sure everything is comfortable for her and that all the appliances, heater, A/C, shower, toilet works correctly.
She will start back to Texas tomorrow.
I will have the long awaited photos of my room divider on Wednesday or Thursday. I promise. My little sister was impressed, so it must look all right.