Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Back on the boat

I left Tuesday night and arrived this morning back to a rainy Fort Lauderdale and a warm Martin. It was really, really hard to leave and say goodbye to Bean & George. Knowing how wonderful Ghislaine is with them made it even possible. It also eases my mind that we'll be back in just a month. George is having a time of it - he's so mad at me he growls. I guess leaving him in January, returning and giving evil-vet-smelly anti-Christ Bean so much attention and then taking him to the vet to boot put him over the edge. Luckily, he has his French Mom whom he adores. I'm sure he'll have forgotten how irritated he is with me by time I return! Bean's recovery continues. She's our little miracle kitty for sure. She can walk, jump, and climb, all very carefully and weakly but without pain and is improving daily. She's using the litter box, has an appetite, fights getting pilled and voices her very strong opinions once again - all good signs that Sweet Bean is back. I have some picks of her on the pic of the day. Looking at them I just can't believe how bad off she was and how quickly she's recovering.

So we're off - NOT! It's rainy and gray in Ft. Lauderdale and the marina in Boca is full so we're staying put til or through the weekend. The 8 to 10 foot seas in the stream might be a bit too much for us. We'll keep watching the weather and at some point head to Miami to await our passage.

Learning to be flexible is an important lesson for both Martin and me on this trip. You can't control the weather, your health, the health of your loved-ones or pets... How bad can it be to be "stuck" on a beautiful boat in Florida for a few weeks? ;-) We're planning on keeping a low profile for the next few days. I'm going to rest up, chill out, start running again and get rid of the hives that mysteriously appeared this weekend. And Martin is just thrilled to have me back, his boat-bachelor days were a bit boring (or so he tells me, it IS spring break in Ft. Lauderdale...)

I think I see a bit of wine and sangria in the future too.


Rob said...

George might be the most handsome cat I've ever seen. His eyes are soothing and his face is so strong and symmetrical.

I'm happy for you all that Bean is doing better. Indeed, she did look perky in her last photo.

Sue said...

Hey, Steph and Martin,

Glad Bean is on the mend! Sorry about the hives!!!! I've found Benadryl to be a lifesaver for that condition. Happy hour should also help.... :) (Relieves stress - at least in my case).

Steph said...

Thanks Rob & Sue! I have to agree, I think "handsome" is a perfect adjective for George :)

Louise said...

Yay, yay, yay for cats on the mend!