We've not been able to locate a reasonably priced mobile home yet and with the economy like it is, our funds will not allow us. My sister was able to get an application for a small apartment that is rent controlled and based on income. Mom has refused to move for at least 2-3 months because she says she needs time to go through all her things. She still will not allow us to help her clean and refuses to accept that she needs help.
My mom's dog, Prissy died last week. My younger sister was out of town so Mom called me. I made arrangement with a nearby Vet to have Prissy cremated for Mom and she was very upset. This past week, Mom's lights got cut off from nonpayment and Sis went and had them turned back on. After pretending to be Mom, Sis found out that she hadn't paid on the light bill in over 3 months and they were just being kind hoping she'd make payments from arrangements she'd made. Since Mom got paid for a sitting job the day after the lights were cut, Sis was able to get the money from Mom and have them cut back on. In the meantime, while Mom was on her job, my sister went over, found Mom's key and went into the house. She says it was appalling.
Seeing how thin and frail her cat was, took her to a groomer, had her fleas removed, hair cut and washed. She called me about 6pm yesterday and told me she'd stolen Mom's cat. I almost fell off the chair laughing at her story. It is a pitiful thing, the problems our mother is having but DS was too funny with her "rescue" story so now I have "Sophie". I fear my sister was at her wits end and couldn't stand it any longer. I'm proud of her for standing up and being able to speak her mind, with all the love she has for Mom.
Sis has given Mom an ultimatum... "Clean the house, let us help her and complete the application with all its income proof and requirements or we will have the Dept. of Social Services investigate." I will support her and if I can muster up the "Balls" that it took Sis to stand up and tell Mom she took the cat. Until then, I'm feeding her(the cat), will be taking her to a vet and hope she'll make it. She's awfully thin and weak. Once they got all the fleas and matted hair off her, she felt better. I really suspect that her little dog died from the neglect and I am so very ashamed that I didn't do anything about that.
So if the authorities come after my sister for stealing the cat, guess I'll have to go down with her for aiding and abetting. Please continue praying for all of us. And thanks for being here for me to vent.