We've had sunshine all weekend, but there’s been a definite crispness to the air this weekend here in northern Virginia. We’ve had frost a couple of mornings and each evening has required turning up the heat to take the chill off. If we still lived in a subdivision, we would have leaf raking galore to do. But here in the country, no one rakes and so we just let the leaves blow away.
~Josh (left) and Sheba~
I was looking forward to another quiet weekend, where I didn't have to go anywhere beyond our property lines, but of course that didn't happen. I was on the road early Saturday morning to take Cissy to the vet to have the drain in her ear removed. We'll be scheduling surgery for her very soon, and she was also given an antibiotic for a skin infection. She was exhausted when we got home and was sound asleep after her dinner.
Today I got a call from Shadow's first family, asking if they could see him this afternoon. It goes without saying that I feel like he belongs to and with us.
But there are those first 12 years of Shadow's life that will always connect them to one another, and I know they still care about what happens to him. We had a really pleasant visit, and I could tell Shadow was happy to see them again. As I drove home afterwards I realized that Shadow is lucky; he has always had a home and a family that cares about him--Every dog should have that.