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February 2, 2017 ~ Life Goes On

Thursday, February 02, 2017

I miss my Jake and Nellie and they can never be replaced... but I will soon have two furry family members coming to share my condo.

My family is still in the process of settling my mother's estate, cleaning out her house, and selling it. At the rate we're moving, it's going to take us forever. As for now, my brother is living at the house so both mom's animals are still there. Jerry lets Peaches out in the morning before he goes to work and I go over to let her out in the afternoon. That system is working well right now.
Jerry plans to retire in October and wants to move south for better weather and golfing. He doesn't want to take the animals with him so they'll move in with me.

Peaches is a bearded collie. She's a rescue and is scared of most men but soon accepts women and LOVES children. She was with my mom unless she was with me. We shared her and I know Peaches will do well with me. Condo living is not conducive to dog walking (at least not mine) but there's a beautiful dog park about a 10 minute drive away.
This is my favorite picture of Peaches.

Peaches loves the snow and will stay out as long as someone stays with her.

MamaCat is a rescue also. She turned up at the door, hungry and pregnant. She hung around for several days before we found out the boys next door had been beating her with sticks and rocks. That soon stopped! She had 3 kittens but one did not survive. We found a home for one and my brother and sister-in-law took the other. MamaCat turned into a loving affectionate cat. She stayed on the bed with mom for much of the last month of mom's life.
I think Mama looks like someone spilled a bottle of bleach on her.

MamaCat looks grouchy here but she's really not!

Peaches and Mama have been together for the past few years and get along well. MamaCat lets Peaches know who's in charge!

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  • CHEROKEE1946
    Happy St Patrick's Day Sheila. Hope you are starting to feel better. Hugs Colleen
    1347 days ago
    You will enjoy having company again. Just be careful to not get them underfoot at just the wrong time. Something for you to look forward to.
    1387 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    I am sure you will enjoy having your new furbabies living with you. I know my house would be entirely too quiet without my furbaby.
    1388 days ago
  • CHEROKEE1946
    PEACHES IS A BEAUTIFUL DOG AND MAMA IS CUTE ALSO. HOW OLD IS MAMA? I am sure they will hav3e a great home with you and will do good. and they will be together.
    1388 days ago
    Glad to hear they will be staying with you,will have a safe loving Home! emoticon emoticon
    1388 days ago
  • HEDSTS58
    It's so hard when we lose loved ones. Peaches ( I used to have a Peaches-a Dachshund) is precious. I love the picture. I just want to hug her. Mama is too cute. You're a special person to take on the responsibility. I'm sorry for the loss of your Mom

    1389 days ago
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