Today I took Andrew over to my parent’s house so that he could spend time with his cousins and also to meet Tara’s new puppy, Lexi. He had a wonderful morning. Playing with Dylan and Lexi in the back yard had him so excited. He got to feed her treats and help with lunch.
Lexi is so cute. She’s a mutt and has a sweet disposition. She ran after balls and picked up sticks. She kept the boys running around, too.
It was nice to spend time with the cousins. Andrew does enjoy his time with Dylan. The two of them play very well together. We brought over Andrew’s baseball and bat and they played together. Andrew got a few more hits today. He’s loving it when he connects with the ball.
I enjoyed spending time with the kids, too. I even have a really cute photo with them. Usually I’m taking all the photos so I don’t get many with me in them. This one is sweet. Only thing missing is having Eva in it as well.
Today we said goodbye to our cat, Oliver. Oliver was the reason why we adopted him and his brother Duncan. Oliver looked very much like a cat that Allison’s parent’s had named Kip. Kip was just a kitten when he died in an accident (hit by a car). I loved Kip and I enjoyed spending time with him. I was upset by his passing and so when Allison found Oliver and Duncan while working in the cat room of Petsmart for the North Attleboro Animal Shelter. We had to adopt them together and for many years they brought us lots of joy.
Oliver has been losing weight ever since Duncan died in 2012. In the past six months he had been having bouts of diarrhea. This got worse and worse from once every couple weeks to multiple times a day. It was certainly time to say goodbye. He was clearly getting sicker with no hope of getting better. Continue reading Goodbye Oliver – Thanks for 13 Good Years