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Drying My Eyes Out

We went from Plato’s Little Nursing Home to Jasper’s Little Nursery.

We have Jasper! And my photos I took earlier suck. I’m fine with the camera shooting jewelry and beads, but not so with wiggly puppies.

Jasper was born April 23. That was the day Plato decided to get old. The day he decided he couldn’t walk well or jump up on the futon. There’s something very strange “migration of the soul” about that.

We got him on Monday. He cried some that night, but last night he cried for freaking ever. I’m going without sleep–again–and my eyes are really dry and blurry (it’s a good thing I had my dreadful eye exam LAST week…they’d really have cause for concern now, not to mention how messed up my new prescription might be). I have him crated right now so I can write this down, and he’s being very good. I don’t know what his problem was last night…I was afraid police would knock on our door from being cruel to animals from the sounds he was making. We’re doing what we’re supposed to do when crate training, not giving into tempting cries, no matter how plaintive…and LOUD. Maybe he doesn’t like the dark. Maybe he likes it better when a blanket isn’t covering the crate. Maybe it’s best to put him away and wait a while until he’s asleep until we go asleep. Who knows.


Here’s a picture…it’s poor quality, but it gives you some idea of what he looks like. I was showing pictures to Stan last week of a potential Boston (that we didn’t get) and he said they looked like Plato. I told him that all Bostons will look like Plato now. Well, it’s not true. He doesn’t really look like Plato…his face is flatter, he’s cobbier, shorter legs, markings are a tad different, black instead of brindle. Maybe when he grows older I’ll start to see more similarities.

I hope to have better pictures later…my vision and photography abilities are pretty low right now.

No Time

There has been no time for a life while running Plato’s Nursing Home. Stan had a few days off that he’d requested months ago to get work done in the garden and on the house. Ha! Most all time was spent doting on Plato and making life better for him. Shopping for pajamas at Target may not seem related to Plato, but it is, considering I never wear pajamas. We’re taking turns staying with him at night in the living room, and running him outside in the middle of the night. Which means I have to be clothed somewhat to at least stand at the backdoor while I wait for Plato. I wouldn’t be able to do that in my normal nighttime attire.

When we go grocery shopping we take him with us. He loves car rides and is the best behaved when we he is a passenger in motion.

I just got interrupted with a phone call and have lost my train of thought. It derails a lot lately.