Mood: not sure
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Here comes the HOT HOT HOT weekend! Bring on the snow I say! Even the kitty gang must be thinking the same thing after waking up to find their holiday snowman cat nip toy next to my sandals. Hahahahaha! Littleblue and Bear kitty have been doing some bonding time during the day since its far too hot outdoors to play in the backyard. Eric gave Littleblue her bath this afternoon but instead maybe Littleblue was giving him a bath. She doesn't mind the bath however she likes drinking the water from the nozzle when you are trying to rinse her off. It typically takes until the next day for her undercoat to be completely dry. With this heat maybe we just need to let her run-dry outside.
It wasn't until after 9pm this evening before we could do some walking outdoors. Its much cooler once the sun starts going down however the humidity is still terrible. First thing I saw once we got out of the car was the huge Crane that has her nest in the park. Eric thought maybe she had a baby next to her sitting near the rocks but once we got closer we both realized it wasn't a baby Crane but instead a baby Malard and white duck. A woman said they both followed her around the lake so she brought them near the other geese and ducks. The poor little guys were frightened and scared. Of course me being such a huge lover of the wildlife I was hoping maybe the Mom was around but she wasn't. It seems the two babies had become close buddies and even the baby Malard was cleaning his friend while Eric tried to hand feed them. We both felt horrible and Eric felt bad for leaving them. In my mind I was thinking if they can't eat yet and are abandoned how can we take them in and care for them until they get a bit older?.. Once we started walking they quickly following behind. I told Eric to walk towards the other adult Malard ducks to see if maybe one of them would go near the babies. Thankful after we walked away and the other ducks got curious they slowly embraced the babies. Once we came back from walking to check up on them it was getting late so did one last look making sure they were ok and hoped by tomorrow a female adult duck would take them both in as her own.
I can't help being such a huge fan of the wildlife and fur gang. I know first hand what its like feeling abandoned. I also know what its like feeling different. This evening after once again dealing with another round of family stress I also realized the unconditional love that comes from my own fur kids. People can be so heartless, cruel, mean and vindictive. The worse can come from your own blood. Sad but true. I had hoped some of my family members would finally come around and change their tune. My own specialists also had hoped for the best. I don't believe in words. I believe in actions over time that show when people want to change to make amends. Sadly late this evening I finally came to terms and realized there won't be another family vacation down south. There won't be any family reconciliations. Things haven't changed with some family members and it looks like it never will. I don't like putting some personal topics out in the open but its a way for me to vent. I also hope its a lesson learned for others to understand how family should not treat other family members. Life is short and when one soldier is down the others should be there to help lift them back up not push them back down. This blog is a way to defend myself from inappropriate behavior from others. Sadly the "others" only now seem to be family and has been for quite sometime. I will be the first to admit when I am in the wrong and I have been in the past. However, I will defend myself against hurtful actions and bad behavior. Just because someone is sick it doesn't make them weak.
Me and Eric are hoping to visit the baby ducks tomorrow and see them with a new family. I know how it feels to be kicked out of the group. It isn't fun but sometimes in life family doesn't always consist of blood. Family should be made up of those who truly love you.
“Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome." -Joel