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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

DISTANCE

I was in to my cardiologist's office recently to have my Pacemaker checked.

The tech told me the battery was down to 3% and scheduled another appointment for three months down the road.

But he said if I began feeling more tired than usual I should call them.

I told him my wife and I are in the midst of yet another move to a location we're not sure of yet and I'm feeling tired most of the time.

But WTF, time is only a concept and we struggle on.

At least I have my Blackwell, who seems to sense that we might be moving and we find him perched atop moving boxes, hiding in a big bag of bubble wrap, or wandering around moaning.

As if to say, "Don't forget about me."

"Don't leave me behind."

As if we would.

And he is a comforting presence as he sleeps in his customary spot the minute I sit down in a chair.


We're all in this together, Blackwell.

16 comments:

  1. Love the sunrise over the Savannah! I'm kind of surprised you were up that early . . .

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    1. Ha! Actually it's sunset down toward your house!

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  2. Catnaps. Good for all of us. Not just cats.

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  3. Wishing you the best. I thought you had selected a location to move to.

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  4. It's funny how a cat (or other pet) can make the most difficult tasks bearable. All you have to do is pick it up, start petting and wait for the purr.

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  5. Blackwell is an important family member and wants to be sure the move is going smoothly.

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  6. those batteries last a long time.....

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  7. Moby always knew when the boxes showed up, we were going to be doing That Thing again.

    Take it easy, get your battery replaced as soon as possible.

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  8. I agree with Zhoen - this might be the best time to go ahead & get that battery changed!

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  9. I'm guessing that Blackwell will keep pretty close to you these coming days.

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  10. We could write a novel the length of War and Peace about moving with a Persian cat named Chelsea. It was traumatic for her and she made sure it was traumatic for us too.

    Glad Blackwell isn't a dramatist like the much missed Miss Chelsea.

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  11. I'm thinking I'd like the confidence of knowing my battery wouldn't crap out right in the middle of the move. I don't know how soon you could arrange a "top off", but I think I'd find out. Regardless, take care of yourself my friend.

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  12. The animal may be a comfort but the docs words were not!!

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