The days have been difficult & there has been many tears. Little Cora & I have spent most of our time since Wednesday snuggling in my big chair with curtains drawn against the dreary gray rain soaked days outside. It has been the television which has been a welcome distraction for me. I sat for many hours endlessly flipping through channels watching snippets of the history channel, comedy shows, biographies, news, pieces of movies here & there & yes, I even watched all that wedding pomp & pageantry over there across the ocean in that big London town this morning....right from the beginning too. As much as I rant about television programming sometimes, it sure came through these past few days for me & helped to keep my mind off of Checkers & Max being gone.
THIS BLUE JAY KEPT A WARY EYE ON ME THIS AFTERNOON
Kelly headed for Spencerport Wednesday to help her Mother who was being released from the hospital that afternoon. Things seem to be going reasonably well there so far but I think it's going to be a long road for her Mother recovering from that knee replacement.
MOTORMOUSE ASLEEP ON THE BACK OF CHECKER'S COUCH
The Zurich Veterinary Clinic phoned this morning to say Checkers ashes had arrived. It was pouring rain as I loaded little Cora (Motormouse) in the Jeep & we headed out on the 20 minute drive to Zurich. It was a sad tearful drive but once we had picked up Checkers I felt comforted in knowing we were bringing her home. Cora & I talked to Checkers all the way back & that was a big help for me. Next week we will bring Max's ashes home. I know it isn't the same but somehow I just feel like the Bayfield Bunch will kind of all be together again. When we travel south this year the guys will come with us. I know it will be just ashes in the boxes but we just somehow feel closer to them by having them closer to us.
IT WAS A TEAR FILLED DRIVE ON THE WAY TO PICK UP CHECKERS BUT WE FELT BETTER ON THE WAY HOME WHEN SHE WAS WITH US AGAIN
I have gone through a lot of emotions this past week & a half & I will write about those feelings at some point in the future. I will also write about why we had to make the decisions we had to make because of both Max & Checkers health problems. I'm just not up to writing about all that yet, but I will. Motormouse is doing fine & we even managed a zany game of toys yesterday. She is sticking pretty close to me, & me to her.
THIS LITTLE RED SQUIRREL NEVER BOTHERS OUR BIRD FEEDERS
The rains finally subsided today around noon & by 1 o'clock we were beginning to get some sun splashes through the trees. That was like a pure shot of energy for me after spending the last few long dismal days in the house. Out came the garden hose along with a warm sudsy bucket of water. Pulled the Motorcycle into the driveway & got myself to work on a big 2 hour Spring motorcycle clean up complete with a good waxing. Had the day been warmer I would have taken the bike for a ride.....maybe tomorrow:))
All in all, I am feeling a bit better & will soon have things back into perspective but I also know there will always remain a sadness...............deep within.
RED WING BLACKBIRD
A heartfelt & sincere thank you to everyone for all your comments, shouts, emails & Facebook messages once again. So very, very much appreciated by Kelly & I. And, the little Motormouse too:))
FEMALE EASTERN TOWHEE & A WHITE THROATED SPARROW...(THANKS JUDY)
I will have Groaner's Corner up & running again in a few days. Just not quite there yet.........
THE BIRDFEEDER BULLY'S ARE BACK......GRACKLES!!!!
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