Friday, September 3, 2010
Patti Cake, Patti Cake
Yesterday it was time to send Patti Cake, my mini mule, to her new home. With everything going on, it was best for her to be placed into a new home where she can still be spoiled and where her new guardian can spend more time with her. It was tough to say goodbye. She really touched my heart, but sometimes we have to do what is best for them. I explained to her that I had found a most wonderful lady who takes in rescues and that she is going to lead a very nice life where she will be loved and respected and spoiled. This pic was taken June of this year.
This is Patti Cake the day I brought her home. Yes, she was a rescue. Kind of a scruffy little girl who had been severely abused from her first owner and then overly indulged in her second home. Talk about a lot of baggage with this girl!
I made a written contract with Patti Cake's new guardian that if anything happens where she can no longer care for or keep her, she is to be returned to me. I feel bad about not being able to keep my word to Patti Cake about her being able to stay here until she passes on.
When Patti Cake was loading up into the horse trailer she was very hesitant. I was holding it together just fine. No tears. But then she turned and looked right into my eyes with a very scared and worried look. So, I walked up to her, gave her a hug and told her it was okay, to get into the trailer and that I will come to visit her. That that is a promise!! After seeing her eyes relax knowing everything will be good, she walked right on in.
Yes, after she left the tears rolled. And it sure was strange not seeing her last night or this morning at feeding time.
I am still on the hunt and search for a place to rent. I did find a perfect place that will accept the horses, donkeys and goats, but ran into a wall with the dogs and cats. So many landlords/ladies don't want to rent to people with dogs and cats. Which I understand because years ago I rented out a house I owned at the time and let's just say, I learned a lot about what some renters are capable of doing to a house!
And another obstacle is I don't have any rental history! It has been 25 years since I have rented a house. Thankfully I have friends and family who have written reference letters for me.
Another yard sale is planned for this weekend. And I have to say, getting rid of a bunch of stuff has been quite wonderful. It's almost like a small weight has been lifted knowing I don't have to pack it all, haul it and store it.
Hugs to you all. And I really will catch up with all your blogs. In fact, I have set aside some time later on this evening to do just that.
Until next time...............................