Although I allowed myself a brief hour of heart-wrenching sobbing,
today has been the 1st day of healing!! Today, I finished reading the book
I started reading two nights ago: “The Fourth Protocol” by Fredrick
Forsythe. He writes my favourite kinds of novels, ‘a la Ian Fleming!’
About espionage, spies…. the Security Intelligence Service etc….
My husband came to check on me, and I felt as thiough I were being
rushed…. so I left the last chapter until after I had gone shopping with
him, so that I could still keep track of all the characters and the different
plots which seemed to drift along parallel to the main plot.
OK! So, we went shopping. Had to buy an old towel to rub Ollie dog
down after his morning run with daddy; and a bag of compost. We have
Tippy home, so we will need to bury his ashes. Just like our girl cats, we
have a large tub/planter pot for Tippy to rest in and we will cover him with
compost and put a plant, possibly a patio rose on top. We’ll see!
I also made some black n’ white photocopies of Tippy and a couple of
Gray-gray our boy cat, at the Library. Costs 50 cents for each copy and it
saves me using so much ink at home. When I got home, I found some spare
photo frames, measured the photocopied pictures against the frames, trimmed
the pictures to fit, found some artists canvas paper, plastered the pictures
to the trimmed canvas and left them to dry while I finished my storybook!
When I came back to the pictures, I cleaned the glass in the frame, turned
the pictures into it, and pressed the card backing over that, turning down the
pins which hold the card in place. Voila! I am so much better now that I can
see my 2 dogs and 2 cats everyday, and talk to them!
We also have 1 other single mattress in the house, and I suggested that if
we covered it with something which is water-proof; we could throw that
mattress on the floor, (in our room,) and Ollie dog would be more comfortable
at night, since he is the size of a small pony, (I call him ‘horse!’) possibly less
whiney. We are determined to have him become a ‘boy’ like Tippy was, and not
remain a not-very-smart, dog! Tippy is our standard for every dog we shall ever
have. Ollie dog does have a long way to go, but he has learned a whole lot of
good stuff from Tip. I know that he also misses him! The last thing I’ve done
today, is to sew a water-proof covering for Ollies’ new bed. I was exhausted,
but my darling husband held the 4 metres of fabric for me, so All I had to do
was put my foot down and hold the fabric under the stitching foot!
(Oh! btw – I finished sewing those knickers in October. Made 3 prs and they
are so comfortable … I know I said that I would put pics up when I’ve finished
Huh!! Just cos’ they’re not on me, doesn’t make it the right thing to do!
So, guess what, you lot aren’t going to see pics of them. They’re MY Knickers,
for-goodness-sake!! – 😀
** The two photocopied pics of Tippy and Gray-gray, to follow! :)**