Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Lindy's last years will be fun ones

At one time, Lindy was slim and trim and could walk for miles.

Some readers of my blog may remember our darlin' dog, Lindy. She is old now, but we don't know how old...12 or 13 years, perhaps, according to Medicine Hat's SOS Dog Rescue, from whom we adopted her in 2009.
Definitely in her doggy dotage, and blind now as well.
Although we leave her with friends, whom she loves, when we travel by plane, we always miss her, every day.
So my husband, Richard Schear, has decided we will take a road trip once a year so Lindy can come with us. She loves to stay in hotels, and also settles down quickly whenever we go from one hotel to another. As long as she has a familiar blanket and her big pink pig (who grunts, which she prefers to toys that squeak), she feels right at home.
She doesn't like long walks any more...nor do I, for that we send The Big Guy out with a camera, and he returns with plenty of photos, like this one taken at Bryce Canyon, Utah, when we visited the Four Corners states: Utah, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico.
Bryce Canyon, Utah, Richard Schear photo
I feel I should apologize to my fellow blogspot bloggers, because I've been unable to keep up with my Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travels for quite some time now. I've had some health problems, nothing major (I hope) but enough to interfere with the writing I would like to be doing.
Growing old isn't easy when it messes with your head, but it is certainly interesting.
I'm wishing all of you success in 2016, whether with your writing, your job, or your photography, and I'll join you when I can.


Leslie: said...

It is so sad to watch a beloved pet grow old, which is why I hesitated in getting Tegan (now 3). But I guess it's true that if you don't take a chance at love whenever it comes to you, you do miss out on a lot. I wish you all many more years of lovely relaxing times traveling or not traveling. You might like to take a look at my ABCW post this week about my perspective on youth.


Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You just have to do what you can manage, deerio! That's all! We all love you!

Janice Adcock said...

We spent a very pleasant evening in Medicine Hat in 2008. Beautiful area of the world.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Lovely post to end the year Kay! Lindy revels in the love, it is certain, and a road trip is a fab idea. I have other blogpals who regularly visit Bryce Canyon - an amazing place. May you have a peaceful hogmanay, and let 2016 be one of the best!!! YAM xx

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I am so glad Lindy is still doing well, Kay. I got a bit scared when I read the title. She has such a wonderful life with you, she is so well loved and loving. Jas can walk farther than I can now, but she is thrilled even to go to the end of the street. Smiles. She sends a smooch to Lindy. Hope the new year is a good one for you, kiddo, and for Lindy too.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

All the best to you and yours! I love your Lindy! I'm feeling chubbier and older, myself!

Powell River Books said...

Lindy is a lucky lady. The three of you will enjoy those road trips together. - Margy

Mara said...

Wishing a great 2016 without too much pain and inconvenience. I am sorry we can't come and see you, but we will meet up again one day soon.

Give a cuddle to Lindy for me!

26Mafalda63 said...

Grande e meravigliosa Lindy !!!!

Kristin Linnea Backe said...

Lovely, lucky Lindy. Happy New Year!

Martha Z said...

As the saying goes "getting old isn't for sissies", a sentiment often expressed here in Sun City Lincoln. Here's hoping you, Richard and Lindy have a great New Year.

Leslie said...

I was just thinking of you, and thought I would check in. Glad to see you've posted again! And glad to see your beloved Lindy. She has good parents. I would agree on the health stuff and how it affects the mind and spirits. Hoping 2016 treats you kindly.