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Season of Change

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Fall brings so much. Back to school. Cooler weather. For me it’s the most dramatic in change. Perhaps the colors or that it was always the time that as a child we went from play to work. Just as it is the first fall in six years without Roxie, now there’s Koko. Finally, finally Jean Claude seems to be warming up to the new kitten a domestic shorthair.

Roxie Remains Remain

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It’s day four after the vicious dog attack that  left our precious Japanese bobtail Roxie dead.   The sanitation department  asked us  to put her body in a trash bag or box beside the trash can last Friday. We did so before the vicious storms that attacked the D.C. area.   But  today- day four after her death – Roxie’s remains remain in the back alley behind the yard.   Sunday I arrived home from a family trip  I  took the day of Roxie’s demise to find Jean Claude calling for Roxie, looking under the bed, running to the basement to announce my arrival from the trip.  He hollered most of the night.    It had been suggested I take Jean Claude to the bag with  her remains and let him know that she has moved on- but some said not to do so  because it would make him sad and protective of her space.  Calls to the sanitation department so far  have not resulted in no action.  I realize the  storm clean up is taking up a lot of time  but hopefully the matter will be resolved today.  Tomorrow is a holiday and I’m certain Roxie would like everyone to have a good time.