Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Dammit...Dumped Again by a Guy.....

Waaaaaaah !  I have been keeping a stiff upper lip for several weeks now, but today was the day my wonderful caregiver, Mickey, hugged me and walked out the door for the last time.   Sob.

Actually, it wasn't me he was running away from.  He claims he is just a country boy and just couldn't stand another moment of living in the big city, especially LA.  He is escaping to a little town near Sedona, Arizona  where the air is clean and the trees and mountains are all around and where his dog can run and he may again be able to have his own horse again.  Yep, that may be the nadir of my assorted rejections......dumped for a horse.

Of course I understand his needs and a wish him nothing but good luck, but I  will miss him mightily....in fact I already do.  Aside from how much he helped me,  Mickey had become a real friend and I am feeling a huge hole in  my life.  I feel like an overinflated balloon and if you are holding any kind of  sharp implement like a pin please don't get too close.

Well, tomorrow I get a  new caregiver and, hopefully, we will develop a fine relationship.  Her name is Florence, she is a friend of my first caregiver, the wonderful Consolee,  and perhaps she will want to learn how to crochet.

Waaaaaaaaah!

18 comments:

  1. Farewell, Mickey ~ thanks for taking such good care of our Lo!!!

    Hello, Florence ~ be sure to take good care of Lo, or I'll have to come down there and set ya straight!!!

    XO

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  2. Even if she doesn't want to learn crochet, teach her anyway. There are some life skills people shouldn't be without.

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  3. My mother's first great carer had to leave..to look after her own mother...and it was a real blow for her.
    Luckily her new carer is a super person too...just different interests...
    But the big thing...both of them included my mother in their family life.
    Lovely people.
    I'm sure Florence will be too.

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  4. Awww. I should send you Cowgirl. She's the best caregiver around. And she needs to learn how to sit still. Enforced crocheting would be good for her!

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  5. Ah Lo I'm sorry about that.Carers are like gold dust only worth much more.hope it all goes according to plan! I'm with Kate on that ...enforced crotcheting and many coloured blankets!!

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  6. Good luck with Florence!!!

    Happy Trails Mickey!

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  7. How does one go about finding a caregiver? Do they live in the house with you? Sorry you are losing Mickey. I hope Florence will be good to you, too!

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  8. Bye Mickey, Hi Florence, best of luck Lo. Try to keep chipper! :-)

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  9. Tell him that all of my friends who have horses will say that they used to have money, before they had horses. Maybe he will decide human friends are better.

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  10. It's hard losing a good guy! Hope Florence turns out to be half as good!

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  11. I answered this once Lo, but it didn't post. Iam so sorry Mickey is gone,,Hoping Florence is going to be a great blessing for you. Will you please tell her that she is not to LET YOU ON ANY STOOLS, EVEN IF SHE HAS TO ROPE AND TIE YOU!! How are the headache and fever coming,,,Gone I am hoping. Please keep me posted,,,Love you, Ida

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  12. Hi Lo..a horse..I cannot believe it..oh well each of your caregivers have been wonderful to you..and we will hope the Florence is better that both of them put together! :)

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  13. You are not the first good woman to be abandoned for a horse. Or a car. Or a hunting trip. Or...
    The list goes on.
    I hope you and Florence fall in love and are a good match.

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  14. You've had good luck with caregivers so far, so let's hope that Florence will follow in the footsteps of Mickey and the wonderfully named Consolee.

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  15. She has the perfect name. Good luck. Meanwhile, I will draw you a new invisible companion...

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  16. Just found your blog. Great stuff! Keep posting please!

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  17. "Dumped for a horse"..I've been left for worse..
    Well, Florence is lucky for the laughs you'll give her. And if she's any problem at all, give me a call!!
    Luck and love...

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