Monday, August 04, 2008
Update on Baxter and Snickers
That's our Baxter (above, and Snickers the Cat is in the carrier behind him) just about ready to begin an adventurous trip with DD and her hubby to Maine (and an adventure it was when the U-Haul they rented got a flat stranding them in Mass. for an extra couple of hours!). They made it though, and they've been there just over a week now, arriving safely and getting settled all week.
It's been a weird week here without Baxter. We miss him; we really do.
BUT it appears he's enjoying a fine life in Maine. Here are some pictures DD took at their new home:
It seems Baxter thoroughly enjoys planting that big head of his on the back of the sofa while gazing out the window watching the world go buy (something he couldn't do here -- no big window, and nothing to see).
Snicks and he are buds again. And Baxter is finally eating (he'd lost his appetite for a few days).
And, he is, of course getting loads of lovins from Sarah and Chris.
There's a great park nearby where his humans walk him, but he's not streetwise (never was here). The newlyweds live "downtown" in a small borough, and Baxter loves wandering all over the sidewalks and street (even on lead) as they maneuver him to the park.
It was one thing to take Baxter off-lead here on our back-country dirt roads (he was fabulous and quite obedient off-lead); quite another to do so in town (even in a small village).
So Sarah keeps him on lead all the time now.
It sounds like he's doing wonderfully. And it sounds as if he's every bit as needed there as I expected he would be. :o)
I'm glad -- for Baxter and his humans alike. And Snickers, too.
It's a better life for them all; one I'm glad we could make a bit easier, even if it meant letting go.
Losses really can be gains, if we're willing to look hard enough.
And that makes the losses worthwhile.
'Til next time,