August – Baxter in Quarantine and the Condo is SOLD!

How did we get to August and we’re still on the dock? As in the previous months August was no exception when it came to hitting us with unexpected issues!

Just as we thought we were getting closer to getting off the dock for at least a week to make sure everything was running properly on the boat we had another set back. This time it was Baxter’s turn.

Before Baxter moved in with my parents i wanted to make sure we got him into the vet for his yearly thyroid check (he had hypothyroidism and was treated with Radioactive Iodine and he was cured, only followup now is to make sure he levels are checked during the year) and to finally get his teeth cleaned. Seemed easy enough. Baxter as always been a sweetheart at the vet and was one of the favorite cats at the clinic until now, and the simple visit turned into a 10 day quarantine after he decided to bite the vet tech! Ugh!

Back home we went and the trial trip on the boat was changed to a long weekend.

With the quarantine over and the vet tech not contracting rabies we scheduled Baxter to get his teeth cleaned. Again it seems so simple, drop him off, teeth get cleaned and we pick him up. Right? Wrong! Along with the cleaning Baxter had 5 teeth pulled! So, we got to bring home a “stoned” kitty (the first 48 hours we don’t think he ever shut his eyes, and wanted to eat everything in sight) that needed rest and meds for his mouth to heal. As any pet owner knows the guilt of knowing your furry child is in pain is overwhelming and we just couldn’t leave him and take a trip. Long weekend on the boat cancelled.

Finally able to check off “getting Baxter ready to move” from our list – it was time for the next HUGE step. Selling our home.

On August 30th we closed on the sale of our Condo. I was expecting to have mixed emotions at the closing. This was the home that Robin and I started our life in and personally it was the longest place I had ever lived (19 years) in one place. But instead of sadness all I felt was happiness. Happy that Robin and I were another step closer to reaching our goal, happy that I was carrying so many wonderful memories but most of all for the the new adventures that would be coming to our old home with Bernie, Lucas and Jessica.

While we had spent the last three months with our good friend Bernie living with us it was his time to become the home owner and start the next adventure in his new home. My wish for Bernie and his kids is that this home brings them as much happiness, amazing memories and love that Robin and shared on Ashby Ct.

Next up, September!

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