This has been quite a week. Dark days and days of light.
First of all, my heart tests have turned out well. I am so relieved. Couple of issues to find out about, but no heart disease. It has been such a relief and I don't have to go back to the cardiologist for six months.
I was gone to the city for more than a week. I hire someone to feed the animals or my husband does it when I am gone. I came home this Wednesday night and all was well. Teddy, my little man, stays in the house 90% of the time and can in fact open the door to let himself in. The sweetest and most loving cat ever. When he was born at the barn, I found him hidden in the shop behind a large shelf. His mother had moved her litter in there when the door was left open. I found them just in time.
As Teddy grew, about 6 inches long, he would run as fast as he could to the 4 wheeler when we'd ride up to the barn. From the time he was born, he just stole our hearts and loved us in return. It wasn't long before he lived with us up at the house.
Here is Teddy in the catbird seat. Don't know how many birds visited this day.
I love this picture of Teddy as he was balled up in the asparagus patch, playing while I tried to clean it out. Such a playful and loving boy.
Wednesday night he was in my lap, purring and in my face. Glad that we were back home. Even bugged the weenies too. He slept in bed with me and the weenies all night. I put him outside at 8:00 am and by 9:30 I saw him lying on the patio. I won't go on, but rushed him to the vet and she did all she could to save Teddy. His lungs were filled with fluid. The Dr. said from her exam and X-ray 3 things could do that. Electrocution, heart worms, which are rare in cats or a fungal infection. She said it was grave. She tried all day to save Teddy, but he died last night. She offered to do an autopsy, but it wouldn't bring my Teddy back. I loved him so. It broke my heart.
I sent my husband to pick him up this morning and we buried him. I am going to miss him terribly.
The best part of this week is that my son got an internship this morning at 6:30 am when the results were released. We've all been on pins and needles waiting on this process. He got his number one pick. I'll go into the internship selection process later. It is all computerized now and is a horrible system. Four hundred students nationwide did not get a match and will have to wait another year to re-apply. He had to fly and drive all over the country to interviews the first part of the month on a salary that is below poverty level.
He and his wife are over the moon though. They will have to move and sell their house. I won't get to see my Penny Lane nearly as often, but they are so happy and if he is happy, I am happy. He will do the internship and his post doc at The University of Oklahoma. He will be working with the counseling center and also with the athletics department, studying the athletes for head injuries and traumatic brain injury. My boy is ecstatic. After such a long road and hard work, he can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Life at its best and worst.