ON THE BACK BURNER

July 4

Pets are supposed to be good for lowering blood pressure. They are also known as good stress relievers. Knowing that, I still would like to know why having a dog is so important to me.Why did I feel so out of sorts when I was without one for a few days. I was understandably sad that we lost our special Cricket, but I shouldn't have felt such an overpowering emptiness. I've lost dogs before. You are sad. You say you are not getting another one. Then after a month or two, you get one. I needed one right away. There was something that was so missing that I couldn't wait . Then to be told that we couldn't adopt a younger dog ,did something to my sense of my own mortality. Adopting a throw away dog , an older dog who lost his home ,maybe because his owner got to old to take care of him and the kids didn't want to bother ,put me in a role of protector of things that got old, and almost had to pay the ultimate price for that, euthanasia.I feel really good to have a dog in my life again. This pet is adjusting to us and we to him. I can see him already becoming a personality. With a little adjusting, he will live another 3 or 4 years and I will feel good for another 3 or 4 years.It's a win win.Now how do I tell him that he is not invited to eat at the table with us.

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

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Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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That lavender sounds very nice!

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