Thursday, March 26, 2009

Turbo is Home

Well we brought Turbo's ashes home last Saturday. I thought it was going to be a very upsetting moment but it actually feels like the whole "process" is complete. I'm glad he's back, even if it's only in spirit.

The dogs definitely know that Turbo is gone and it's weird to see their reactions. Our routine is getting back to normal but last week they were wondering where the pissy cat was and were kind of skittish around his room and the back half of the house where he hung out. Now things are much more relaxed with them, but they still don't want to go into the back.

On the knitting front I have taken up spinning using a drop spindle. I have taught myself through some books and some videos on youtube but I really need to find a place where they give lessons. It's really difficult to keep the roving even throughout the entire skein. I have made about 14 or so yards of worsted weight out of a really pretty roving from Chameleon Colorworks, but I'm afraid to go any further because I really would like a lesson first.

On the home front, the flowers are in bloom, the bees are buzzing in the orange trees, and Boomer has decided that he loves to roll in the oranges that fall on the ground. We are diligent in picking up the felled oranges but we both work during the day, leaving the dogs plenty of time to roll, eat and subsequently sometimes throw up, the oranges. What dorks. While I hate having Boom roll around and get all filthy it's kind of fun to watch. He does this nose dive into an orange on the ground and then just slowly rakes his body across it, leaving a nice dirty orange streak down his side. Then I have to get out the rags and wipe him down, and he gets horrified because he can't stand being wet and it's just a big mess. Meanwhile, the other two just stand by and watch, and I swear I think Annie laughs at him.

I have no new pictures of pooches to share but I'll be sure to take some this weekend and post them.

Boomer: Um, mom

Mom: Yes sweetheart

Boomer: I rolled in an orange, ate some of it and then threw it up - can you clean that up for me?

Mom: I always do. When will you learn that you shouldn't eat the oranges????

Boomer: Learn??? I never have heard of such a word.

Mom: That's what I thought.


FleasGang said...

I'm glad Turbo Kitty's back home. We cremated Simon and Scarlett and they now reside together in a wooden box (Judy has a bunch of these boxes that she's collected) in the living room. Every night I say "good night" to them before I go to bed. I still miss them terribly but Shelly and Tommy are so much fun so it makes it easier. Yet I'm afraid no pup will ever have the personality of my little Lumpy. He was one in a million :-)

Good luck with the knitting and hugs to Citrus smelling Boomer and sweet Annie.


Laila said...

Glad that your Turbo is back at home, may Turbo's spirit guard you and the rest of your pets. I also love Boomer's conversation with you lol...:D

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JackPDB said...

I'm convinced that animals grieve and commemorate lost friends in their own way. Hope the healing has taken hold.
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k9 said...

its really very much relaxing to know that Turbo is back home.
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lildogomine said...

Sorry about the loss, but glad things are returning to normal for everyone. Keep Boomer out of those oranges. As promised here is that site