Part way there

Part way there

Yesterday when we went to the hospital for the lemon of a visit, we were obliged to leave Florence behind.

She’s very heavy and while I can lift her into the back of the car once, this time she escaped and then was spooked. A struggling Florence is a different matter.

So I’ve undertaken to try to have her get into the car under her own steam.

It’s obvious she’s not agile enough to make it in one leap like Taylor, so Giovanni and I made up a light but strong box by way of a step.

She was extremely reluctant to use it, but fortunately she’s a greedy little pig.

With the help of some biscuits just out of her reach in the hatch, she eventually got up there on her own.

In the photo she cautiously places a hind leg on the box.

There’s a way to go yet, but I don’t want to leave her behind again if I can help it.

  1. jomamahep
    August 24, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Dameris, please let us know that you’re okay. It’s 5:00 am here in the States and I just saw the news! So devastating, I literally feel sick at my stomach seeing the pictures that are coming in.

    • August 24, 2016 at 12:25 pm

      Thank you so much for thinking of us. Yes, we’re fine. We were woken up by the most tremendous vibration. There were shouts in the streets of the village below, then another shock. I don’t think there was much damage here and none that we can find on our property. It’s scary, especially happening at 3.30 am like that. I’ve seen the pictures, too. It seems there was a rapid response but as they point out, some of these places are quite remote.

  2. August 24, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    So happy that you guy’s are ok

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