I played my regular Sunday night poker game. I think we played a few rounds. Mostly we talk or listen. We laugh a lot. We decided that we were not ready for Los Vegas. We share chips. We have to check a print out to see if a full house beats  a flush. I never played poker before ,but I can bluff with the best of them. I am really good at Gin Rummy. I use to play with my Grandsons when they came to visit. We all played to win. For some reason, Poker seems like a more grown up card game. At least I feel grown up playing it. I wonder if my Grandsons play Poker.  They’re pretty grown up.

I spent some of the day, collecting Noodle’s dishes, medications, a case of special dog food, a chew bone and many many beds. today is better for me and tomorrow will be even better. I guess that is the way it is when you know that you gave one old dog a really good 21/2 years. I am not a radio or Tv person, so the house is pretty quiet. Not that Noodle made any noise. He just had a presence in the house, even if I had to really look hard for him sometimes. I was naming all of the dogs that I have had and the list is pretty long. Starting with Inkey, the meanest cocker spaniel  known to man, there was the late great Wally,  Charlie,Spot, Jake, Charlie Two,Cricket, Noodle.  Considering that most of them lived from 12 to 13 years, that would correspond to my number of years. I guess you could say that I am a dog person.Not a bad kind of person to be. Just saying.

Sadly,Noodle was put to sleep Friday. His Vet helped me make the decision that I knew was coming. Noodle  lost 3 lbs this week, ate and drank little or nothing , and couldn’t always support his weight. I know that I gave him an extended , good life. In the 2 1/2 years that we belonged to him he brought us unconditional love. He didn’t do much, except to be there and that was enough. This is the first time in my life that I have no one at home to greet me.

Last day for Disney. Back to Animal Kingdom. We voted this the best park. A brand new exhibit called the Animation Experience at Conservation station involved a train ride ,an exhibition of some animals that inspired Disney to make some of his characters,and an area where they take care of the animals that are there. Did you know that they make their own pellets for the “wild” animals that we see on the Safari trails. They have a hospital setting that any small town in America would kill for. Fascinating. All this followed by an artist who helps you draw a picture of ,for us, a whale. Disney was a visionary for sure. 

Back to The Noodle who has not changed in a week. He isn’t better and he isn’t any worse. He is not in pain.He goes to his Vet today. I am not optimistic.SweetNoodle.

The nice thing about Disney is that you can make your day as full as you want it to be. Todaywas Soaring and two other exhibits. Then we decided that we had enough because later we were going to a Mystery Dinner Theatre. That was hokey but fun. Our table had a 9 year old birthday girl, her Mom, two youn* women from England, and two of their American friends on vacation from Minnasota. Four of us were nurses. The birthday girl was a smart kid and she contributed a lot to our discussions of who done it. It was a fun evening and I didn’ tget lost getting home in the datk.I do have a new mission though. To try and get more adults to Disney. They are great about special needs, they move people smoothly,they are thoughtful about the heat, and they are tasteful. I am really into them. Are they publically owned ? Are they on the stock market.? Did I miss my big chance to buy low.?Again!

Noodle up date. He is more responsive today. !

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10.09 | 21:12

I thought you were going to fly back to Fl.Did you change your mind?You will have to come visit us at our new place that Debbie bought.Anxious to hear how your.

07.09 | 11:27

Shabbat Shalom Leona ! Have a great blessed and peaceful day. Bless you, Ginnie and Dan

31.07 | 16:57

I don't know how do that stuff!!!

21.07 | 14:44

Leona, we met the new Rabbi. He is very nice. He was asking us what classes we would like him to teach. When do you come home ?