We took a quick ride out to Starved Rock. By the time we got there, we couldn’t do much hiking since the sun was going down. We saw a couple of frozen waterfalls. I did a lot of thinking. It was the first nice day we’ve had, and it was good just to get out. We went to Hank’s Farm for dinner, and saw the shaggy ponies and peacocks and chickens and turkeys that are tame and out in the yard. The sunset was beautiful.
Brooke stopped by, and let Maggie out, and played some hearty tug-o-war with her. When I got home, Maggie was tired. Happy to see us but not the usual hairy bullet that she normally is when crated.
I’m lucky to have good friends. It amazes me that cb has a flourishing mutant orange/tangerine tree in his back yard, while by us, it’s cold and dreary. At least the sun was shining today. Supposed to get snowy again. Boo. This past week has been crazy. Between everyone in my house getting a horrible stomach flu – I had thought I had food poisoning, but it was actually the beginning of everyone coming down with it – Maggie’s allergies acting up, even Spazz the goldfish was sick. Then Doug in the hospital. It gives you the shivers to think of how vulnerable we all are. Jamie was in the ER for five hours. The goldfish has made a complete recovery.We are still being careful about what we eat.
The next time we go to Starved Rock, we’re going to give Maggie one of her (expensive) motion sickness pills and take her with. She’d love it. I don’t want to take her in the summer though, when she’ll get a burn and hurt her paws. I’m shooting for the next couple of weeks. Then we can take some pictures.
I hope everyone had a good day today. I don’t know where this blog is going right now; I’m just feeling fortunate to have all of you. So thanks. 🙂
Maggie’s human, Liz