Saturday 29 January 2011: The Irony of Shoes
Yesterday I stopped at my friend Janno's shop, Flowerbrook Pottery, in Dorset, Vermont. She carries some of my jewelry that I make. We had decided to revamp what she had to sell and I was picking up the pieces she had and a check for the ones sold. While there I admired this beautiful pair of beaded green shoes. I love them! and said to her that when I make my first such and such dollar amount at my new job i would be back to get them.
She brightened up and asked what size I wore. 6 1/2 (US). These just happened to be that and they also happened to be the last pair. She smiled, snatched them up and presented them to me as a gift. Really? How sweet! How generous and oh how lovely!
When I came home I proceeded to my closet in the back room to put my new treasure away. But when I came in the smell hit me first. Sidney cat had pissed in the closet on the maple floor. I found four spots and two of them had destroyed a pair of expensive cowboy boots and a lovely pair of mules <sigh>.
Sidney has had issues in the past that nearly killed him with crystals and bladder infections. He has been in and out of diabetes and nearly died of lung issues a few years ago. He has been fragile but stable for months. I had a feeling a week ago that he was up to trouble and I was right. I know what turned him around to this and for the moment have closed off that room as I decide what is next.
Fixing Sidney is tough. I know how but sometimes it is a question of should you? We are not rushing into anything rash but this may be the end for him. 8 1/2 years of propping him up have been exhausting and ruining my house when I am getting ready to sell it doesn't help the issue. Again - no decisions for now and I am working on healing him this weekend.
But in the meantime - thank-you Janno for my lovely shoes. I love them and will wear them with the joy of knowing a sweet, giving woman gave them to me. Kisses and hugs :-)