I wanted to share with you my sad news. Remember those few months I took off from blogging? It was because my grandma (my mother’s mother) was very sick.
We hosted her for a three-week visit in March/April in Tucson, helping her realize one of her dreams: to see the Sonoran Desert.
In May, we left Tucson to help care for Grandma at her home in Charlottesville, VA. She passed away from breast cancer (that had metastized into her bones) on June 10. Her obituary was in the Fluvanna Review.
It was very hard for all of us. We were sad beyond words.
And then, just a couple of weeks later, CoCo died.
CoCo was 16 1/2 years old. Her heart suddenly failed one day while we were in Charlottesville.
Her doctors say she beat the odds by living that long considering she had irritable bowel disease, thyroid disease, kidney disease and liver issues (cancer) for the last several years.
My parents are quite sad. CoCo was their constant companion and they loved having a cat who liked to travel, go for walks and explore new places with them.
I am missing Grandma and CoCo.
From Virginia to Minnesota
We are now at our lake home in Minnesota where Mom and Dad are continuing to renovate the house. They are still working on the kitchen (the tile floor to be exact).
I am keeping busy practicing my frisbee-catch (I’ve gotten really good!) and taking long walks with Mom.
BIG NEWS: My First Girlfriend
I also have my first girlfriend! Her name is Peanut.
Peanut lives across the street. She is a bulldog and is a year old (about eight months younger than me). She is pretty strong. And she uses her weight to try to push me around. She also hogs my toys. But I can out-run her and jump higher than she can so I hold my own with her.
Peanut is helping me keep my mind off the loss of Grandma and CoCo but I still miss them both very much.
A Kind-Of Sad Woof Out