What can I say about the year 2021? It was an emotionally tough year.


It was a year that started out with my dog, Scotty being diagnosed with liver cancer in January. Less than 2 months later, I needed to allow my sweet, loving Scotty go over the Rainbow Bridge.


In November, my oldest surviving sister Nancy, went into the hospital with a mild heart attack. Less than a week later, she passed away. She lived in Arkansas, and since Covid is still active, I didn’t not feel comfortable being stuck in a plane with 300+ people for 4 to 5 hours. Luckily, her granddaughter Zoomed the services and the burial so even though we weren’t there, at least we were able to virtually attend the services.


Then 2 weeks later, my cat, Pretty Girl, didn’t want to eat her Temptations snacks. Now, she had loved Temptations, and her refusing them was her way of telling me that it was time. Since it was Thanksgiving Eve, all the local vets had closed early, so I had to take her to the pet emergency room. It was hard to allow her to go over the Rainbow Bridge, but I knew it was the right thing to do.


2 days later, one or both of my other dogs may or may not have eater some Aleve. Since it can cause stomach issues or death, I had to take them to the emergency room to be taken care of. Then had to stay overnight for treatment and then have daily medication for 2 weeks to hopefully reverse any possible stomach issues.


I am looking forward to 2022 and pray that it will be calmer and allow my heart to heal.