We had two events in Kentucky, one at the Woodford Library in Kentucky, organized by Sylvia Baber and another at Joseph Beth's in Lexington. We had about 30 people at each one. We are all a bit worn. Had dinner with Tag Heister and Dr. Debra Katzy of the University of Kentucky (no relation) who worked with me on attachment theory and "The New Work of Dogs." Deb is writing the preface to my grieving book, "Going Home: Finding Peace When Animals Die."
I loved the Woodford Library, filled with patrons and kids and readers and computer users and friendly, dedicated and impressive staff. Tomorrow morning we head back to Ohio and a talk at the Bainbridge Library in Chagin Falls at 7 p.m. Then home for a couple of days. That will be nice. I am getting sick of myself a bit, but the crowds are intelligent, enthusiastic and energizing. I will be happy to home and finish up work on the grieving book, much buoyed by the very enthusastic response of the people I talked to about it. Izzy has been great and Maria looks tired, sick, I'm sure of listening to me talk about my work and eager to get on with hers. Book tours are not natural, and as important as they are, I will be glad to return to my life. Debbie told me I ought to get more tests and bloodwork done more regularly. I don't think so.
It was wonderful to see her.