Alex adopted me a number of years ago. He actually belonged to the neighbor on the east side of me, yet spent hours hanging
out with his kitty friends that lived with my neighbors to the west. He traveled through my yard going back and forth between
home and friends.

At that time I had been laid off at work and was spending more time in my home office and patio area. Alex began spending more and more time on one of my Adirondack chairs, during which we had great conversations. He is very vocal and expressive. He also started to follow me into the house. He was unbelievably well mannered. I set out a water bowl for him. I was also rather allergic to him.

An allergy prescription and a year later, I set out a food bowl. I still cannot keep Alex in the house overnight (swollen yucky eyes and congestion issues). Yet he knows that he is welcome to join his kitty friends next door in a comfy kitty igloo in the kitties’ house. It’s a perfect arrangement.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Sunbeam (Monday, January 11, 2010)

Over the weekend I sent emails to several rural governmental agencies seeking contact information regarding what services might be available to assist my disabled son. It was an exercise more to keep my mind off the dismal conditions relating to my son’s new living arrangements (see earlier dated post) than an expectation of an answer. This afternoon I received the following to one of the weekend emails:

Is this the Julene I babysat for when I was .... ….?

I smiled and picked up the phone – a half hour later we talked business. I’m smiling as I write this post. It was so wonderful to catch up with her and her large family. When you least expect it (and need it most) a ray of sunshine appears!

Chat later

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