ChaucerTuesday night when I knew a hospital stay was eminent I took my toothbrush out of the bag and put it in my purse/backpack, I also took my vitamins, I either left the bag with the pills, toothpaste and eye drops on the counter in the kitchen (I went there to get a glass of water so I could take the vitamins.) OR I threw them back in my suitcase and didn't shut the lid.
I knew I could borrow Jens toothpaste, and once we got home I would take my meds for the day. I forgot, so I asked Noah to remind me...he did and low and behold the bag of medication was missing.
It wasn't on the counter in the kitchen and it wasn't in my suitcase...Noah and I went through my suitcase piece by piece. We looked everywhere including the garbage and the refrigerator. The bag was missing...we retraced all my steps, and asked all family members. I mentioned to Andy that Little Elvis was digging a hole in the yard that afternoon, he said "Oh when I cleaned out the smoker I left some meat drippings out there." Silly dog.
Little ElvisI thought about where the bag could be, in fact every time I awakened during the night I tried to visualize exactly where I left that bag. In the morning we talked about it again and looked some more. I thought perhaps I was going nuts.
Then it was time for Andy to leave for work. A minute or two later he came in and asked "Is this what you have been looking for?"
Yes that was it, with a hole chewed in the bag, luckily no pills were missing. Someone ...I won't say who knocked them off the counter, or stole them out of my suitcase and took them out the doggie door and tried to bury them in the snow. Andy noticed them in the back yard.
It could have been anyone or a team of anyones who are able to leap onto counters to bat stuff onto the floor...just saying...it might have been a very agile tiny black dog...who might have been digging them up or trying to cover up the evidence in the back yard...only the animals know for sure...and for now the pills and the bag are safely tucked into my suitcase in a zippered compartment.
I was relieved to know that I am not nuts...and that all pills were accounted for. Someone said "Maybe they thought Chance would deliver new pills."
I did not head home yesterday, there was a band of snow that dropped 13 inches of snow between me and home so it was safer to stay put. Perhaps I will have better luck today. Jen is recovering a little at a time and can probably survive without her Mother now. Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers.