Apr 22, 2016

Life Goes On...

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year...

Arvid and I have been talking about taking Sniff Sniff for a drive for a long time. 
Yesterday we finally found the time to do so. We had planned to take him 
right after breakfast, but Sniff had fallen asleep on the sunbed so I
 decided to let him sleep, and do it in the afternoon. 

Afternoon came and once again he was on the sunbed. He does not go there in 
his own.  I carry him to it, but now he stays there rather than jump off like 
he usually did.  We're happy about that.  It's not empty all the time

Sniff is not easy. He will be needing quite a few of these rides before he will be 
better prepared for the plane trip to Chicago.  Brutus as everyone knows was a traveler. 
 We had no problems jetting him around from place to place. He was well behaved,
 and never made a sound. How I miss that kitty. How I miss my Brutus.

When Brutus died we were starting to wonder how Shadow would do on a plane trip.
  Shadow was fearless, but also restless. Not sure if he would have been easy on a 7 hour flight.
 I want to think that he would have been, but now of course we will never know.

What we do know is that Sniff will not be easy.  On the ride yesterday he was restless.
 He turned and turned all over in the carrier.  At some point he was under the padding, he cried 
and he did some more tumbling around in the carrier.  He was not easy to get into
 the carrier.  He cried again. He fought and he just won't get in.  It was a struggle

This being the case we will have to take him on several more rides to get him accustomed
 to being in the carrier.  Yesterday's trip was short. Just a 45 minute ride.  We cruised 
the beach area.  Always enjoyable and educational.  Lots of new developments
 coming along on the beach area.  Being Realtors means also being informed.

Arvid wants to go and listen to music tonight.  Not sure I am in the mood, but I will try
to overcome this sadness that has taken over this last two weeks. It comes and goes
 and I try to fight it but I'm not winning.  This grief is right now stronger than I am.

 I'm just sad and I know I have to snap out of it. I really know I can't go in this way. 
I just don't seem to know how to do it right now. Weekend is already on us. As always
 Arvid is making plans and I also have a few of y own.  Let's see what happens.

Here is South Florida the weather is beautiful. Breezy. Warm with "cooler" 
temperatures in the mornings. Perfect.  Mornings as you know is my favorite 
time of the day. Coffee.  Quiet.  Boats.  Waterways and Sniffer. 

Yes I love my mornings and yes, I am missing my mornings, my evenings, 
my nights my every moment with my Brutus.  Sniffer is a good
happy kitty and we are grateful to have him in our lives.

It's Friday.  Time for me to cheer up and make room for some fun and outings with Arvid.  
Currently it looks like rain is coming, but you never know with the weather here.  To all of us 
a little bit of advise do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.  The past is behind,
 learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it...