Thought I heard the phone this morning as I lay under my warm quilt trying to out wait he who would stoke the fire and warm the house. After a few minutes I gave up and shuffled to the kitchen to make coffee. I saw the message light blinking on the phone on my way and stopped to see who called. I was hoping it wasn't a water or backed up sewer issue.
It was a call from my friend Yvonne. She asked that I please call her back. I did. She wanted me to go with her to have her cat euthanized. Not a fun trip for sure. I was barely awake and in need of caffeine. But, a friend in need .............. I threw on a pair of jeans and a sweat shirt and barely got my teeth brushed when I heard her horn. I grabbed a coat and shoved my feet into the first pair of shoes I saw and ran my fingers through my unwashed hair as I went out the door.
I held the old cat as we drove to the vet out in the country. The poor old girl had gone blind and was and was apt to walk in circles oblivious to her surroundings. It was time to help nature along, but still sad. My friend stroked her pet as she left this world. I felt tears burning my eyes, but I blinked them away in case I would need to drive us home.
Good thing I didn't need to drive ............. no license or glasses to see. I did say I hadn't had coffee, right? Yvonne didn't want to go home and insisted we go get breakfast. I try not to go out in public without an attempt at putting myself together. Oh well, my friend needed me.