Hey battah, Swing!

A few weeks ago one of my coworkers called and said, “I need to you take one for the team, but you’re going to like it.”
“Ok” I say, “where do I have to go?”
“How about Phoenix to Spring Training? You can take your husband. So and So, can’t go because her husband is having surgery so we need you to go schmooz customers, plus it’s all paid for already”
“Very Well, I accept”

Tomorrow morning we head off to Phoenix for a few days where the weather is averaging 75 degrees and the beer is closer to 33 degrees. So my new motto: Ask not what you can do your for company but ask where your company is going to send you on the spur of the moment and lay in the sun. Yeah me!

On a different note, Sweet Daughter has been promised a kitten of her very own since she was 4 years old. Her mom has been telling her that once this happens or once that happens she could get a kitty. About 8 months ago, after they got settled into their new house, they went to pick out a kitten. On the day that Sweet Daughter got to pick him up from the kitty adoption agency she was schedule to be at our house for the weekend so we got to play with him first. What a cute little guy, very active and rambunctious, we love our little grand-kitty. He is such a sweet heart, black with white whiskers, he also has a very loud motor. As you can see from the photo that he’s also quite the playboy in his homemade tuxedo.

He hasn’t been feeling so well, sleeping more than the usual cat amount of sleeping so they hustled him off to the vet where after a battery of tests, he has been diagnosed with some sort of weird disease that is wearing out his internal organs. He won’t be with our Sweet Daughter much longer and there has been a lot of heart ache and tears from all of us. It’s so unfair that she has waited for so long to have a cat and then only have him for such a short time. It’s been so fun to talk with her about Tuck and how well she is adapting to being a kitten owner. But as we all know it’s the pain of losing a pet that is not even close to being fun. I present to you the kitten, Tucker. Sweet little guy!

5 thoughts on “Hey battah, Swing!

  1. Although it’s been quite awhile since I’ve been a cat owner, I am so sorry to hear about Tucker — yes, the thought of losing any pet is not one of the happiest things to have to live with. He sure is a cutie!

  2. I went from being elated at your good fortune of being “forced” to go to Phoenix to utterly devastated at the horrible news regarding your grand-kitty. How incredibly sad and I am so sorry for Sweet daughter. But having had him for so short a time is better than never having had him at all. He is a loving memory that will be with her always. Losing a pet is like losing a member of the family, it does not matter how long they have been with us. I will be thinking of your Sweet daughter and hoping she gets through this difficult time.

  3. Jody and I talk about Toes all the time and it has been going on two year. Losing a pet is hard, but I think it’s more a part of life to know and love a creature that shows unforgiving devotion. Sorry to hear about Tuck, he looks like a good friend.

  4. I hope you had a fabulous time in Phoenix. I’ve had this strange urge to go to the desert lately. Maybe I can just live vicariously through you.

    Tucker is such a cute, cute kittie, and it’s heart-breaking to hear that he won’t be around much longer. So sad.

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