‘This Week on the Island’ is
written by Doug Bennett and is an update to friends about happenings in Key
West last week. Everything is true except for those parts that are lies.
We got rain in the mornings and hot sun most of the days this week.
week I read ‘The Road to Key West, The Golden Scepter’ by Michael Reisig. I am
really enjoying his books.
-------Koda has left the
island – RIP my love. ------
We got Koda from the local
Animal Rescue on Stock Island about 2 years ago. She is one of the most loving
husky’s we have ever owned. She decided she belong to me and followed me
everywhere. She would lay beside my chair as I watch TV and she slept on the
floor on my side of the bed.
morning when I got up there was ‘throw-up’ all over the house. By that
afternoon she had done this about a dozen times. We called the vet in Marathon,
put her in the car and drove. She was a very sick puppy and they kept her for
we received a call to say they had run bunches of test and she had diabetes and
a bunch of other stuff. They kept her for Monday night.
she was not any better and so we drove back to Marathon for a visit. She looked
bad and had her stomach shaven for exploratory surgery.
we received the call that she had pancreatic cancer and would probably never
leave the hospital, BUT they had done a biopsy and would sent it off to see
what type of cancer it was. They would let us know by the weekend. Seem one
type will kill her and the other type she can live a little longer with.
we called to check on her, we had decided to let her go to sleep, BUT she was
up and eating and drinking water and was taken outside to take care of
business. So we put off that decision.
we went to visit again and were surprised at how well she was doing. Not real well
but better than we had expected
Saturday We received
a call from Marathon Vet, Dr. Doug, that Koda had taken a turn for the worst.
We made the decision to ‘let her go’. I will miss that girl.
Koda I love you, girl.
of our 6 trips across the 7 mile bridge (one going and one coming home -3
times) we stopped at Porky’s and had a N. C. bar-b-que sandwich and sweet
potato fries. Good stuff.
you have got to love it
'Close to Perfect, far from Normal’
Lat 24.5591N, Long 81.8016W