Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hanging in There


Just want to thank everyone for the kind comments and emails we received regarding the loss of Quincy. Our little house is very empty right now and it will take some time to get used to not having a cat around. I must admit, though, it is nice to have a bit more space after getting rid of his litter box, bed, cardboard box, food and water dishes and toys. When you live in less than 100 square feet, every little bit helps.

We did go to Cinderella Pet Rescue for a couple hours yesterday morning. Neither of us had any desire to bring a new cat into our house but it was fun to see how some of the kittens had grown and meet the new additions to the shelter. I will start going there regularly on Mondays. Our sweet little buddy Pedro is still available for adoption. Sadly only 3 or 4 have been adopted since we were last here in March.


Jim’s Mexican dental appointment went well and he now has a healing abutment over the implant. Next week he will get the final abutment and impressions for the permanent crown. The turnstile fee to enter Mexico went up to 50 cents from the spring, so if you go to Progresso it costs $2 to park on the US side, 50 cents to get into Mexico but still only a quarter to walk back into the US.

We haven’t done a whole lot yet as far as work is involved. We’ve had a couple meetings and inventoried supplies that we need to restock before the activities get underway in less than 2 weeks. Jim helped assemble picnic tables, and I helped clean up the library and file books. On Monday we are washing everything in the cabinets of the clubhouse. Debbie is also working in activities but she is doing the bookkeeping, calendar, scheduling, etc, while we and 2 other couples will be doing the physical labor. At least it will keep us out of trouble for awhile.



  1. I remember Pedro. What a beauty. There just isn't much of a demand in that area for cats.
    Sounds like you two are earning your to speak.

  2. Hi, Jim and Gayle - So sorry to hear about Quincy and am glad I got to meet him last year! Good for both of you, that you're still volunteering at the cat mission.

  3. Maybe with 6 people sharing the labor, no one will get over worked. Hope you enjoy your jobs.

  4. I just read Thursday's post - I'm so sorry about Quincy. It's hard to lose a pet, especially one who has been with you so long, and who had such a great personality. I hope working at the shelter with the cats will fill some of the hole that Quincy's passing left in your hearts.

  5. So very sorry about Quincey. I've lost two cats in the last 6 years and it hurts.


  6. Just wanted to add my condolences on the loss of Quincey. It's always so hard to say good-bye. ((HUGS))

  7. Jim and Gayle, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Quincy. I know how hard it is to lose such a dear pet. My heart just breaks for you. I do hope time will heal yours. Joan