Hello again! I't been a rough but productive month. I'm sorry for having deprived you of your Maddie-fix. I'll try to make amends.
Maddie continues to be a well traveled cat. She took a summer trip up to the ranger-in-law's Winter Palace! LadyRanger's parents hit a spell of pretty serious ill-health and needed a bit of a hand. After the in-laws were rescheduled and re-rescheduled (and re-re-re, etc) we packed the cat and zipped up to see if we could be any help. All along the medical journey we received the best possible news in every circumstance. Thanks to the Doctors!
After a week spent along the banks of the Ohio, Maddie and I headed home, leaving LadyR to further assist her folks. I'd have been happy to stay, but it was the week we teachers use for setting up rooms, prepping for the new school year and meeting parents. Oh, and of course, everyone's favorite activity: meetings. Oh, the joy.
Two Fridays ago, after school responsibilities were fulfilled, off I drove to fetch the Mrs. Left Maddie at home. Alone! Overnight! I really think that this has been the first time in the 13 years we've had her, that Maddie has spent a night alone in the house. I'm sure it was more traumatic for me than for her. In any event, after an overnight stay at the in-laws and a satisfactory report on their convalescence, I hastily packed LadyR and her things and (obeying all posted speed limits)(plus or minus a little) trundled off to home.
Following that I've had my first week with my students. *Always* a full and exhausting week. I'm actually rather optimistic about this particular group.
But it's been a rough, busy month here. I hope you can understand the absence of blogging.
Maddie was a trooper. She coped well with everything once she realized that we were not going to the vet. Now that everyone is home safe we've plied her with treats and turkey. We've also made sure to provide her with one of her favorite obsessions:
PLASTIC BAGS! And yes, if you look closely in this pic and the next you can see a wee pink kitty-tongue darting out to lick the bag.
LadyR and I had gone out to replace a couple of old t-shirts and dropped the bags of new ones on the bed. Instant Cat-Magnet. I have no idea why she loves them so much. After 30 minutes of licking them she settled in and napped on them for hours.
Well, I think you're weird for not liking them so much!! So there!!
Maddie does seem to be soothed and back to her usual lovely self after a difficult August.
We'll (okay...*I'll*) try to keep up with things better! Promise.