Apr 16, 2018

Monday ~

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food 
and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas 
owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and
 water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods...

It has been a very stressful weekend.  Nothing to do with work.
Life here in Branson is great, aside from being very cold. We could not
 be happier to be home, although we sure miss the warm weather.

For starters, my sister Mala told us that Rio their doggie of barely 
2 months was not feeling well.  So they took him to the vet.  After
 24 hours still no relief, so they took him in again on Saturday.  Next 
thing you know it was an emergency surgery scheduled for Rio. 

Our entire family was heartbroken and none of us slept a wink 
Saturday night.  You see Rio's surgery was scheduled for midnight. 
 We heard no news until about 3:30am Sunday morning.

None of us have met Rio, but we all loved him from the day he was 
brought into the family.  After my sister and family lost their Jax, 
it took them a while to bring Rio into their lives.  And then this.
  Needless to say there was not a single dried eye in the family.

Rio came out of surgery good, but because he had something lodged 
into his stomach, surgery was a little delicate and little Rio also 
spent Sunday night in the hospital.  His family was with him as
 much as was possible and can't wait tho have him back home.  
Hopefully today.  Please, please be OK little Rio.

As if that was not enough heartbreak, my friend Anna just found 
out that her little Bowe Bowe (kitty) of barely 4 years has the 
same kidney issues her Buddy (another kitty) had.  Anna's Buddy
 died due to those kidney issues.  Why is life so unfair?

Also this weekend my aunts daughter, just 38 years old died.  Totally
 caught everyone by surprise.  Making it worse, my aunt lives in New York
 and her daughter lived in Guyana.  Why?  Why? Whis is life so unfair?

As the new week begins, I hope everyone is OK.  Please 
make sure you tell the ones you love how much they mean to 
you and always remember that what you take for granted someone
 else is praying for.  Today what are you grateful for?

 If you have nothing to be grateful for, check your pulse.
Look for something positive in everyday, even  if 
some days you have to look a little harder...