Tuesday morning. Yesterday, I left early for Hawley with Kooper. He needed a booster shot. At the vet’s there were three other dogs. An older gentleman had an old golden retriever named “Barry.” I thought to myself, “Berry” might make a cute girl’s name. The other two dogs were a brown lab named “Jammer,” and his little buddy, a min-pin/chiuahua cross named “Peanut-butter.” Jammer pulled and broke away trying to visit Barry, and Peanut Butter followed. Jammer made a mess in the lobby. Kooper had marked a spot by the front desk, so out came a mop and a bag. Kooper did not want to go up on the scale. I placed his front paws up, but his butt and that whole back half of his being was “dead weight.” He was really skiddish, nervous, and resistant. I lifted hard and his weight is about 44#’s. I was surprised. You’d think he had become heavier in the battle. Kooper did not want to leave my side, but the vet tech gained a good tug to bring him to the back, and he decided to cooperate and marched back with her like a defeated prisoner. He was very excited to go as I paid, and very happy to hop in the Trailblazer to go home.
The rest of the day, I did my usual Monday routine, dishes, etc., and some laundry. It was 44°F, our “last warm day” for a while, I was told. There waa a brisk wind, though.
The painting was all framed and wired, so I wrapped a towel around it, and “sandwiched” it with taped masonite boards. I drove to UPS and purchased a box with the right dinensions, plus cushioning room. I put a piece of foam in the bottom, and placed the sandwich in the box. I stuffed strips of foam all around the sandwich, and found a pillow and pillow form for the top. I crushed 2 tubes for extra fill and taped it all shut. With a large marker I addressed the box and stored it in the back of the Trailblazer. Enid is visiting in another town till Sunday, so I will ship it on Thursday.
I prepared supper, as Josh stopped by to see the pups and pick up a couple packages. He talked about investments he has been busy with. I told him I’d like to do some, too, as I get paid. I sent two bags of turkey slices with him.
I was really spent yesterday, so it was my first “skipped” day since I started this. Today, I will have to do two posts to catch up.
I miss you, my Grandchildren, and look forward to seeing three of you this week, one today, and two in Little Canada on Thursday.
Postscript: Here is a link to a recent article on Tug. https://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2021/11/11/montana-interred-japanese-detention-camp-world-war-2-veterans-day/6367100001/