In memoriam. Lucy Meowington. April 5, 2015Posted by Jenny in grief, Life experience, memoir.
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I delayed posting about this event of nearly a week ago. I was afraid people would be worried about me.
I am going to keep this short. It was on Tuesday, March 31, that I realized something was terribly wrong with my beloved cat, Lucy. I’d noticed the day before that she seemed lethargic. Then, that morning, when I woke up, I saw that her behavior was not normal at all. We had a certain routine, where I would give her a fresh bowl of food, and she rubbed against my legs. On that morning she didn’t even come downstairs.
I took her to the vet, and eventually they diagnosed her with acute kidney failure. I made the terrible decision to have her euthanized.
Very odd—she was only six years old.
It is a terrible loss.
I am not looking for consolation. To be honest, I would rather not hear from anybody. But I wanted you all to know.
Charlie Klabunde February 14, 2015Posted by Jenny in bushwhacking, grief, hiking, Smoky Mountains.
Tags: Charlie Klabunde, Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, Woolly Tops
Charlie died February 7 at the age of 83. He had been a member of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club since 1965. He contributed to the club in countless ways, ranging from production of the newsletter and the handbook to organizing the club’s photo contests to maintaining a section of the Appalachian Trail. It is a huge loss for many people. Here is something I wrote on the “Go Smokies” internet forum, when someone reported his death on that site:
Sawyer Pond September 30, 2014Posted by Jenny in grief, hiking, photography, White Mountains.
Tags: Bob Parlee, Kidney Cancer Association, Robert G. Parlee, Sawyer Pond
This past weekend I traveled to the White Mountains of New Hampshire for a memorial gathering in honor of my longtime companion Bob Parlee, who died of kidney cancer in March. Seven of his close friends gathered near the summit of Mt. Washington, at the Great Gulf headwall, to remember Bob.
If you are interested in helping with a donation to the Kidney Cancer Association, please visit the fundraising page for the Great Gulf Hike for Bob.
I will not post a blog about that experience, but I did want to share photos from a short hike I did the day before. I visited Sawyer Pond, a beautiful pond located in the Sawyer River valley near Mt. Carrigain.