Monday, March 21, 2016

Topsy Turvey on Saylor Street

So much is happening at Saylor Street Cottage and I can't believe I added fuel to the fire. 

In September we put to rest our beloved pet Chance.  He was such a beautiful boy who meant so much to us.  He was one of the boys as he hung out in the basement with my son and his friends.  My son said he was like a brother.  My daughter loved to take him for walks and he cuddled up with her on the couch, slept in her bed and followed her wherever she was.  He was our baby and is missed everyday. 

Along the way the my son and daughter brought home a little kitten.  Chance was so gentle and tolerated the little guy as he jumped around the place.  We named him Dude and he has become our little furry teddy bear.  He ruled the roost around here because Chance in his older years didn't pay much attention to him.

We have been deep in renovations and upgrades since we're planning on selling Saylor Street.  So what does a glutton for punishment do?  She goes out and adopts a dog! 

We went to the shelter and met Sheba who now has a new name Zena.  She is a Labrador Greyhound mix.  She is 5 years old and the poor thing is heartworm positive.  She is considered a special needs dog and now our life has been turned upside down.

I am happy we have her but I'm heartbroken that my cat is so scared. She wants to investigate him and he wants nothing to do with her because Zena is a bit of an excitable dog.  We're supposed to keep her calm due to the heartworm but that's almost impossible when she see's the cat!

I'm praying that they will learn to like one another.  I know it takes time but it's just breaking my heart that my lazy old cuddly Dude is now residing under my bed. 

Meantime we just tore out the shower in our master bedroom bathroom.  I'm painting every room in the house along with trim and ceilings.

What am I doing?!

Pictures to follow.