Friday, May 16, 2008

the sand and i


I am going to take a very short sabbatical from blogging. I am on my way to the Oregon coast to speak at a conference.


Could I blog there? Of course.


But I am taking Professor Jiggs to the beach -- perhaps for his last trip to the coast. He is very unsteady on two of his legs -- and walking in sand is far too difficult for him.


So, while Babs is dangling Baby Matilda's toes in the Mexico Pacific, I will be walking near the Oregon Pacific with Jiggs. One cycle begins. One ends.


See you all on Sunday or Monday.

8 comments:

Islaholic Trixie said...

Jiggs is a beautiful Golden. Reminds me of my parents "Ceasar." While you are headed back to the USA, I will be headed to Mexico next week.

Anonymous said...

how old is mr. jiggs? he looks so much like our golden/brittany spaniel mix. he had cancer at 7 and had to have his front left leg amputated. he did great and we had him 7 more years. i hope the 2of you have a a lot of fun at the beach. i look forward to reading all about it.

teresa

Steve Cotton said...

I am packing up the truck right now. Jiggs is no longer fond of getting in the truck. I think his joints bother him too much. I have to lift him up and take him out.

He was 12 on 1 January. And I am enjoying every day with him that I can.

Brenda said...

Hope you and Jiggs have a great time.

wayne said...

Have fun and take pictures!

Steve Cotton said...

Brenda and Wayne -- I am doing a lousy job of taking photographs, but I am blogging while sitting in the conference. WiFi is great.

Babs said...

OK, walked in - checked the emails - then popped over to see your blog and cried about Mr. Jiggs. I'm TOO tired to write tonight - 12 hours on the road......but will blog manana en la manana, maybe! A hug to Jiggs........I have fond memories of the Oregon coast!

Steve Cotton said...

Babs -- I hope all went well with your family visit on YOUR coast. I almost took Jiggs onto the beach today. But the waves were too high and he was too unsteady. His heart is still into swimming, but those legs of his are not. We are staying for part of the day tomorrow. If the waves calm down, I may allow him a slight dip.