Gramma's Pen

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Grey Gramma's Bobby

snuggled in the corner of his bed

clipped neat and clean, not stylish

found the patio after relieving himself

Then to the water dish

Four teeth

smelled spilled kibble and cleaned it up

cuddled inside my robe while we rocked in the glider

even put his head on my shoulder

licked my nose

Gobbled down several mouthsful of kibble

Back to the security of his bed behind the wing chair

what was his history

why does he have a lump on his ribs?

broken? mistreated? sore right shoulder, arthritis?

alpha dog gets to eat first

early bedtime, yet barks in anxiety

Is it for widdle, water, kibble?

used to lie across my lap when I was reading

now needs help to get up and down.

cloudy cataracts

hearing gone

smells Freckles as she whishes by

Feels the vibrations of her walk

Needs her closeness

his adoption

foster parent

down the hall and up into Freckles lap

we were gonners

happy, perky, skittery

slowed down, now rides for morning and afternoon walks

head peaks out from satchel unless cold

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Getting Ready

Peppertree development, all 33 of us are having a community garage sale on Saturday. Oh what treasures we've found! And to think they have been collecting and multi-plying on our garage shelves for most of the twenty-two years we have lived in this house. Just why do we really need to have a port-a-crib? When we have guests with small children they just use folded up blankets on the floor or egg crates. And in this age of electronics and electricity, why do we harbor a treadle sewing machine? There are boxes of Tupperware and pots and pans; camping equipment and oodles of vases and glassware. Some of it is quite pretty so no doubt we'll keep it and use it when we find some storage shelves in our kitchen. We're getting excited about decorating with SueBee's Party Flags and our party garlands of silver and green. We'll hang the Chinese lanterns and space out some outgrown clothes. Freckles already prepared some freshly planted terra-cotta saucers. Today I'll give some spider plant startings a home in pretty gray ceramic pots. Deb plans to bring some Austrian crystal earrings that she's made. I have some beach robes and towels for sale. Maybe CC will bring her 30's style aprons. I have been reminded that a garage sale is just that...getting rid of stuff!