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Friday, April 30, 2010

We took a trip! Pt 1

Sunny here.  I couldn't believe it either, but Mom loaded up the dogmobile with all of our stuff and all 3 of us headed east.  We took a road trip to a little town named Atlanta,TX where we used to live before Denton.  We stayed with an old friend of our Mom's, Tracy.  A whole week!
There are lots of pics and stories so I will just show a couple from our first night.  There was so much to look at and so much pemail, we decided to split up. 
Scooter began to check the peemail............
I took perimeter duty.
By then we had to go in to get some sleep.   Mom and her friends were going to a dog show in the morning, early, so she said," Y'all are sleepy, I can tell."    Yeeeaaahhh Mom, right.  I'm on to you.  That means YOU want to go to bed.  (Though she did NOT go straight to bed,  I'm just sayin.)  There was lots of laughin and stuff goin on with her and her friends.   I gave her a break since that's just how I am.  The understanding one, the good one,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Thank you Ami for this beautiful photo of Angel Shamus

Angel Shamus.  Courtesy of  Ami , Asta's mom
Ami knew how very much I wanted something special to display on my sidebar.  She took her time and amazing talent to make this for me.  I really don't have words to say thanks enough or what a perfect picture this is. 
Ami has been a wonderful , supportive friend through thick and thin.  I don't know many folks as thoughtful, kind and giving.  And look, he is in a field of bluebonnets.  The Texas State flower.  Though it brings tears, it also makes me happy.    
I wanted to biggify to share Ami's wonderful work.   Thanks Ami.  Just thanks for this, your friendship.  Everything


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Heavy Hearts Today for Shamus

It is with a broken heart that I tell y'all that Shamus left us for the bridge yesterday just 1 week short of his 9 month birthday.  He left cradled in my arms as I soaked him with tears yet told him who to look up and I would see him soon.  This is very hard today so it won't be long.
He had (as we found out)neurological problems that grew worse as he got older.  All I know is I tried everything I could and the last months I have not been around have been mostly due to trying everything under the sun.   It hurts to put down any dog but NEVER have I had to go through it with a puppy.
Just in case any one has anything to say about did I try this or that, let me ask you DO NOT PLEASE.   If I could have avoided this God knows I would have. 
I guess just sometimess**T and lots of it happens.  Since I have had to stop several times already and can't stop the tears writing about it(it is just now 24 hours) is too much.  I hate it but I have always believed I owe my dogs the best.  The best of care.  Even if that means I have to release him though i hurt.
He went more peaceful than he has been for some time now.
           I'LL WAIT FOR YOU
I got to the gate of Heaven today
after we said goodbye.
I began to miss you terribly
because I heard you cry.
Suddenly ther was an Angel
and she asked me to enter Heaven's gate.
I asked her if I could stay outside
for someone who would be late.
"I wouldn't make much noise you see.
I wouldn't bark or howl.
I'd only sit here patiently and play with my tennis ball."
The angel said I could stay right there
And wait for you to come.
Because Heaven wouldn't be Heaven,
if I went in alone.
You take your time, but keep me in your heart.
Because Heaven won't be Heaven,
without you to warm my heart.
Shamus loves balls tennis balls. Actually all of them.  I will keep him in my heart.