Now, the bad news: We have to watch all the disaster and misery taking place up and down the east coast as the result of hurricane Sandy. What I noticed, however, is that all the news is covering is the disaster in New York City. If I lived in New Jersey or Pennsylvania or Rhode Island, etc, or had loved ones living there, I'd want to know what was going on there, too. I guess the media is just taking the path of least resistance....no surprise. My prayers today are for all those affected.
Thank God for all the rescuers and first responders, especially the US Coast Guard. Are they great or what?
I spent yesterday afternoon at my daughter's house sitting with her very sick, elderly dog. Moxie has been sick since last week, and after tests their vet says all indications are he has liver cancer. They were on the verge of having him put down, but he suddenly perked up, started eating and wagging his tail. They hoped he was getting better, so they brought him home.
As I suspected would happen, he started throwing up again and showed signs his end was near. My daughter had to go to school (she's a teacher) and my SIL had to go out of town on business, and I just couldn't let that poor dog lie there all alone, so I sat with him and stroked his head and petted him and did what I could to make him comfortable.
Fortunately he didn't seem to be hurting. He just slept.
Update: I just heard from my daughter (7:45 am). They had to take Moxie back to the vet late last night. They put him down. :(
RIP good friend. He's now in good company with my Tara and Emma.