Monday, July 05, 2010

My Day - July 5

I'm wishing I was even half as rich as a Texas Truck accident lawyer must be. I could really use the cash just now. Today it cost me $67 to get my Motorcycle License. Yes, I passed it!!!! It was $50 to take the Road Test and $17 for a new driver's license. About a year and a half ago it cost me $75 to renew my Class 5 license (drive cars, vans and pickups), now to add the Class 6 (motorcycle) to it was $17. Gas for the trike was over $12 today, the tanks was very nearly dry and I was lucky to make it in to the gas station.

I have been thinking a lot about taking Reba for that "last ride", a trip to the vet to release her spirit from her body. The cost is a problem this month as I had to pay my property taxes as well as the above and of course all the usual bills and such. Not that I would let this be a reason not to do it... just adds more challenge to life. I don't want her to suffer at all, and yet I don't want to put her down if she's not yet ready to go. This morning she seemed weak and a bit wobbly. I stayed home from my volunteer job to be with her. I let her out for a bit before I had to leave for my Motorcycle Test and though I had planned to take a nice long celebratory ride if I passed, I didn't do that. I had tea with Wendy then cut that short to come home to Reba. She seems stronger this evening, doesn't seem to be in pain, and is eating well. I don't know if she has a few days or a few weeks, or if I'll take her in tomorrow... I do know though that I will keep a close eye on my wonderful dog, I will enjoy the last times I get to pet her, to feel her silky soft ears, I will give her lots of love, and if she seems to be in any pain, or getting too weak, I will make that terribly hard drive.

1 comment:

Thom said...

Congrats on the test. :) I do hope that the cost doesn't stop you from deciding about Reba. I know you wouldn't want her suffering. What a hard decision to make but as I said you will have such wonderful memories. :)