Echo Lake, Dexter, ME When I spotted the toy Cocker Spaniel and sent it to my aunt, the niggling thought in the back of my head was that one day Kay might be in hospital and find comfort in it. She had been in hospital several times for short periods and it was that sort … Continue reading Bitter end
When it comes to animals or people I care about, I always try my utmost to do what is best, but alas, no-one can think about everything. Although, - there was that niggling thought in the back of my brain. I really should have pulled it out and considered it in depth. The trouble is, … Continue reading Why didn’t I listen?
Some bad news I received yesterday about a good friend's 3rd and 4th stroke took me back to the time at the beginning of 1999 when I lost my beloved aunty Kay. Kay and Ray, the aunt and uncle that I lived with until 1976, retired in 1977 and moved to a property they had … Continue reading In the Sticks
Piero Today, I decided is Piero Day. Piero was among the first cats I welcomed to my new foster home outside Seattle. I got a call from a friend who used to come and give the cats quality play-time. Someone she knew was concerned about a local indoor-outdoor cat that was being abused by bratty … Continue reading Piero
I should have made a better effort here, but it's a spin-off from the Sudan story and I didn't want to put it off longer. Please forgive the poor effort of an aching brain. The journey I took to Sudan benefitted me personally in many ways but it also troubled me a great deal. My … Continue reading Rant for…..
The origin of this quote is disputed, but it certainly applies perfectly to the journey I took in 1980, my "in at the deep end" introduction to camping. My Camping 101. Our return to Khartoum was very anti-climatic. Someone thought to acquire a newspaper. Bouncing around, in the middle of no-where for over two weeks, … Continue reading Camping 101
Having lost a few more precious hours when our truck fell in the river, we pressed hastily on, and promptly ran into another time waster. As we passed a small village in the distance, Taff slowed the truck and brought it to a halt as we saw a police jeep chasing out to intercept us. … Continue reading Wasting time