I had a different post planned for today but this week has been extraordinarily difficult on a number of levels, so I'll save that one for another day when my mood is lighter.
I'll catch you up on why I haven't been around to leave comments on your blogs much this week. As you know we have a mystery creature collecting dog biscuits in the garage. He has not yet been captured as the trap was due to be delivered today but it's a holiday. Instead I'm leaving a few of his recycled biscuits out each night for him and so far he hasn't gotten into anything else, at least we haven't found anything. Amazon says the trap should be here tomorrow, we'll see.
Sebastian is doing fairly well. I was very worried about him last night. He looks so sick and of course the neighbors started shooting fireworks even before it got dark. His vomiting stopped in the afternoon as did the diarrhea. He seemed to sleep better till the boomers started, then he got all upset. I leashed him, gave him some valium, closed the blinds, turned the TV up way too loud and kept him close to me all evening. None of the dogs would go out for last call even though we waited till almost midnight. We were all up around 4 so they could go out and there was only one accident overnight, from Morgan.
Finally, I got a phone call early this morning that I was expecting but hoping not to get. My cousin's wife Mary died yesterday. Mary had breast cancer several years ago and we all thought she had beaten it, but recently it came back and had spread. Tuesday when I posted the ribbon, she had been sent to hospice care and we knew she didn't have much time left. This is Mary at a much happier time.