Friday, May 31, 2013
Pandora has a new box
She was much loved by them, perching in Pop's lap when he read the paper or watched television. Pandora was by Mom's side during her last days and stayed with her after she died.
Now she is here with us, in a strange house, having to adjust to two other cats who are amiable but not to her liking. I am sure that things will sort themselves out as they usually do with animals. There is much posturing and hissing from her. She runs for cover into her crate, but then will venture out to be petted and hugged. Animals learn to adapt, but I feel sad that she doesn't have the comfort and familiar smells of her human's house.
Tomorrow, we will collect the keys to the house and can begin to make the necessary fix-ups of waxing floors, painting the interior and cleaning carpets before listing the house. The caregivers are staying until the very last minute--the stroke of midnight. I say nothing because this is not my business.
This morning I worked out, went to a meeting, and then to lunch with my sponsor. He has had a challenging time lately, but is also learning to adapt to situations that are different. I only wish that we humans could make transitions as easily as our animals, not holding on to things, working thoughts and emotions over and over in our heads.
It is going to be a beautiful weekend here. The heat has moved in though which means humidity is not far behind. Next week I am leaving on the boat for a few days. This weekend I'll be doing some towing on the water, delivering gas to those who run out, bringing boats whose engines have quit back to marinas and landings, and pulling people off of shoals. Even though the days are long, it's never a dull moment when people and boats are involved. But I'm using my Captain's license which is good.
Happy Friday to all of you.