Dom and I have lived here in extremely rural Southern Mississippi for close to 30 years.
We've always had a dog or two.
When he was diagnosed with cancer, our pal "Miss Trouble" passed away of old age. (It's as though she knew what was going on).
The 2 of us moved to Metairie, LA for 6 months to be close to the Tulane Cancer Center.
When Dom went into complete remission, we bought the condo in Panama City Beach. Haven't had a puppy since. Caring for a dog no longer fits our lifestyle.
NOW, we have families of deer and raccoon!
Mamma "Rochelle" brings her 3 little ones to feast daily. I've been making them cornbread and sweet potatoes. All but the runt will eat out of my hands. She's getting closer and closer.
We've got a few more raccoon, but they're not so friendly....just hungry!
Dom woke me up yesterday morning to see 6 deer eating corn right outside the door. Unreal.
So, as much as we miss having dogs, this is a fun change!