We had good intentions. We bought an OfertaSimple deal (like Groupon) for a night at La Barqueta, the Las Olas Beach Resort. Some time to chill out and enjoy the beach sounded like a very good idea.
We were here less than a hour. There is only one internet cable in the room so Joel connected to it, and I went pool side to use the free WiFi. First, he learns that an offer has come in for his mother’s condo in Florida, which has been on the market for too long. While he is in the room dealing with all that, I get a message from my daughter.
Pongo was my dog, a wonderful Jack Russell full of personality, intelligence, love, energy, and a bit of the devil. But, he is blind, diabetic, and on insulin. I was so thrilled when a neighbor volunteered to take him. I know he has a very good life with her. She doesn’t have any money to spare though so I cover his expenses from afar. Apparently Pongo landed in the emergency vet with an insulin reaction. When they couldn’t reach me, they called my daughter who authorized his care until she could get through to me.
How quickly we forget about US holidays. We’re cooling down in the rainy season here, so how can it be the height of summer somewhere else? Everything in the US closed early today because tomorrow is July 4th up there. Pongo is covered at our regular vet, but they went home at noon. But, all is well now. He is doing fine, and I spoke with the emergency vet office and everything is straightened out.
I see Joel emerging from the room with a smile, so maybe we can start our vacation now. At least the sun is lower so I won’t get so sunburned 😀
hasta luego! (until later)