Happy New Year


Happy New Year

The beginning of a New Year is always quite exciting it is an opportunity to start again. To explore new pathways. To challenge oneself and to alter the path you are on, if that is what you desire. It is also a time to reflect and appreciate how fortunate we truly are and to be thankful for the special people in our lives that help make us who we are.

This year has not begun like others though, a fatty lump on Bolt’s knee that started to become a wound and was on the verge of exploding, has forced my sister to have him operated on at very short notice.

What we always considered to be no more than age lumps and bumps that did not appear to be causing Bolt any discomfort, suddenly had to go.

Several hours of surgery and $1200 later Bolt was home. Still under the affect of the anaesthetic and covered in stitches all over his shaved body and his knee, his right eye weeping from the laser that was used to remove the lump above his eye; Bolt recovered on my sister’s bed.

The whole family along with some close friends congregated at my sister’s place and together we all welcomed in the New Year. I think Bolt felt better having his whole family around him, I know we all felt better being there with him.

Happy New Year may you always have loved ones rallying around you in good times and in bad.


16 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. DRBB, I’m happy to hear your faithful Bolt is doing well.
    We’ve been nursing my father’s pet rooster. Dad is in Florida until spring and ‘George’ broke his leg over a month ago. Of course the other roosters pounced on him. We put George in our breezeway with a heat lamp to keep him warm in our freezing weather. Just when we thought he was improving, he went down hill and died yesterday. At least George thought he also got to go to Florida for the winter.
    Thank you for following my tales of life in the 50s and 60s.

  2. Happy New Year. I’m so glad Bolt is going to be better. I lost my much loved Max a few years ago, and discovered he just can’t be replaced. He was one of a kind, rescued from the animal shelter, and such a loving little guy. Thank you for checking out my blog. I really enjoy yours a lot, and can’t wait to read the next one.

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Sorry about your Max. You can never replace a much loved animal with another one, but you grow to love the next one too. Max must have been very special, maybe with time you might be able to consider adopting another and saving a new life.

      1. Unfortunately I have MS and a bum shoulder, so taking care of a new little life is not in the cards for me now. I tried a new little one, but had to give him up to my son after about two weeks, because I have to use a power chair now, and he kept getting tangled up in the tires. Now I cuddle a stuffed puppy, but it’s not the same, as I’m sure you know.

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