Friday, April 1, 2016

Catch Up Time

So it's been quite a while since I've gotten any posting done. We've had quite the change in our lives to say the least. In a very sad turn of events, Merlin became very sick with sudden onset in July of last year and we had to make the difficult decision to end his suffering. It was the right decision for him as he could no longer get up at all and didn't even seem to know where he was. He is now resting comfortably.

In August we made a move from Merced, California to the lovely southern Oregon Coast. We had spent a year living in the central valley of California and decided it wasn't the best environment for us and the kids (4 legged of course) to live in. We now live in a small town and get to visit the ocean every day besides getting a peek-a-boo view of it from the deck of our house. Having rain all winter long was different for us after spending many years in Reno but it is a nice change, especially not having shovel snow.

Of course with the move our travels have been limited while we settled into a new home and down sized at the same time (1/2 the size of our previous home!). New jobs also occupied our time as well. It's funny how they don't want to give you lots of time off right after starting 😀. We have also been busy taking care of Bruno. Right after Christmas he was diagnosed with lymphoma and has been receiving chemotherapy since. I'm happy to say that he is doing much better and acting like his old self. He has just five treatments left and he seems like the lymphoma has gone into remission.

We are now hoping to start more traveling and I'll report on our first trip of the year in the next post. Stay Safe on the road everyone!