Mr. Boo is a happy fellow these days. Sam came back last Sunday, and he has been chatting up a storm. Two days after that, his new glasses arrived. Suddenly, the world is sharp and in focus. He now can see and communicate. Life is much better. He has been asking for lots of trips to Taco Bell, as well as for walks around the neighborhood. Though I keep telling him his sister is about to leave for college and he won’t see her until Thanksgiving, I don’t know if it has sunk in. I don’t know if it has really sunk in for the rest of us either. She takes off for parts south on Sunday. Right now, she is soaking up her last few days with good friends, some of whom have been friends since birth, and packing. Boo watches all of this but has not commented. He has her picture on his AAC. Maybe he will ask for her, maybe he won’t. We will try some facetime communication and see what he thinks.
In the animal realm, all is calm at the moment. Jack Jack has recovered from his dietary indiscretion and has bounced back to normal. I have no idea what it was that he ate, but I am certain he would do it again. Gloria is happy to have her brother back and is bossing him around. Max, despite his angiosarcoma, seems fairly stable. He does not know that he has cancer. He still dances for his meals, plunges his snout under my arm for pets, and dozes in his favorite rays of sunshine. We will take each day as it comes and enjoy him until the last. He does not seem ready to go join Rosie at the Bridge, so he can stay with me as long as he likes. Stevie takes all of this in stride. He heavily relies on the other dogs to tell him what to do, so he is just happy in their presence. Currently, Catherine is running on her wheel and Anastasia is under my arm, scratching in her favorite blanket. Life, after a week of almost total insanity, is calm, and I am grateful. Though it is still hot outside, there are signs that fall is coming. Target has all their back-to-school items on sale. Mercury is busy packing for college. I am getting notices about Boo’s school for upcoming events. This is truly a season of change. Boo, Mercury, the pets and I all wish you a peaceful season, and if you see us out and about, give us a wave or a thumbs up. Peace.