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Leaving Santa Fe

I’ve seen my last sunset in Santa Fe and, after an idyllic ten days, Ace and I are headed east — first to Oklahoma to visit another ex, my ex cat.

My stint as a petsitter went well, but with a sour note at the end. After the owners of Sophie, Charlie and Lakota got home, Lakota and Ace went at it, only for a second or two, but enough to leave Lakota with blood coming from his eye.

We should have seen it coming. Lakota’s mom was giving Ace some attention — too much attention in Lakota’s view. The bulldog lashed out at Ace; Ace lashed back, and either bit or clawed Lakota in the eye.

Lakota’s veterinarian dad looked it over and was pretty certain it was just the eyelid that was injured, but he was taking him to get checked out by a specialist just the same.

Ace and Lakota, while there was some growling on the first day, had seemed to have gotten to the point of tolerating each other. Lakota didn’t seem to mind if I was lavishing attention on Ace, or Sophie, or Charlie. Then again, I was just the petsitter.

After ten days without mom, I guess Lakota wasn’t willing to share her once she returned.


Comment from Brian Tercero
Time July 20, 2010 at 11:38 pm

You captured one of our beautiful sunsets while you were here! Awesome photo, thanks for sharing.

Hope you had a wonderful time in Santa Fe.

Comment from Kelly
Time July 21, 2010 at 7:34 am

Could almost see that coming from your earlier post. Hope Lakota is ok. I’m sure Ace feels repentant.

Comment from Lisa Taylor
Time July 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm

That is quite a beautiful picture of our Santa Fe sky. And the dog is quite a character. I hope Lakoda is okay. Come back soon to our great city!!

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