Yesterday and today I took Eli out on the trails. I haven’t been able to take the boys out for rides due to Grizward being so lame, so I though it would be nice for Eli to go out and about with me. Both times he’s been quite excited to go.
Yesterday we went out and hit some trails I’ve never been on before. We zigzagged many forest access roads between home and Bruce Crossing, and all points between.
Today we went out looking for some wildflowers in a couple areas knew would have some.
Kind of hard to tell how Eli is feeling about Griz, he doesn’t show emotions like Griz did, though he does seem a little down. When we go for our evening after dinner walks we pass Griz’s grave, he stops for a bit and just looks.
From yesterday’s travels
This shows her size better. She takes up most of one track of a two-track.
Wild Calla Lily
Bluebead Lilly / Yellow Clintonia
Bluebead Lilly / Yellow Clintonia showing spider
Eli enjoying the cold and snow. He’s also on the watch for beasties (deer).
The past couple days Griz hasn’t been breathing well, as if he’s congested or something. We were outside yesterday, and he was enjoying himself taking baths in the snow. He has always loved rolling in the snow. I feel so sorry for him and wish he could talk to tell me what he wants or needs.
Other news… I wish I could get out and about today as it’s forecast to be up in the low 40s for temps, and with some sunshine, but I just don’t dare with the crap car I have. I’ve been looking for another car/truck, but just not finding much within my price range. Sure, are are many in my price range, but not that will take me out to where I need to go safely.
Thanksgiving was really quiet, not even a text to say hi or anything.
One more thing… I’m having a hard time dealing with the stench in this house. I can’t get rid of the smell of rotting death. The smell isn’t everywhere, mainly around the kitchen. I’ve cleaned and cleaned and fucking cleaned, but it wont go away. Fuck this place and every part of my life.
Griz has been going outside the past couple days through the front, unfenced driveway, in fact, he seems quite happy about it. I think he may have had a small stroke that is affecting he leg, he tends to drag it a little, but when he’s outside and moving more, he does swing it a bit and walks better. I know his time here is limited, but I would like him to make it into summer so he can enjoy walking a little in the tall grasses and such, he loves that so much. Now that he’s going out more, he does seem happier.
Grizwald – He never has liked his picture taken, and his face here shows it.