Saturday, September 3, 2016

6 Weeks......

I know I haven't been posting...I really have a lot of stories to tell...but the last few weeks feel I've felt so unmotivated. Miss Lizzy so much....so quiet and different here without her. All of her stuff is still there....crate, blanket, food bowl...I just can't move it , it will probably be there for a long time. I know there is no time limit on grief....my Mom has been gone ten years and I feel that every day. When they called me a couple of weeks ago to pick her up , I was, of course, hoping for this.......

But instead got this.....

Not quite the same....but she will always be there. The boys are having a power struggle to figure out who is going to fill the void.....no one can. She always kept them in line, didn't realize it so much till now. Love you Lizzy.........
Have a nice holiday weekend......

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sadly.....

It isn't anymore. I will be keeping my blog title even though my girl passed this last weekend. I want to honor her in any way I can.....
Here's what happened. In my last blog post I commented that she was on anti nausea and diarrhea meds for the last two weeks. She seemed to be ok but was having a hard time with food despite the meds. I talked to my doc and she told me if they weren't working it might be time to make that hard decision. Last Friday she slept all day and I tried to get her out for a walk, but there was absolutely no interest. She ate some , but not a normal amount.....she threw it up anyway. Saturday morning I went to the rescue like I always do, when I came back she had thrown up the little she had eaten. When she stepped out of her crate her poor belly was swollen three or four times its regular size and all she could do was walk around in circles, drink water and throw up. My son and I got her in the car and went straight to the vets, I was hoping my personal vet was there and thank goodness she was. When I walked in they asked what was going on.....I told them I thought it was time and some of the girls teared up because they had been working with Miss Lizzy for so long.They have a private space for this now....quiet and away from the front and other rooms. When the doc saw her she know it was time....I knew in my head but to this day not in my heart. They gave her a sedative and I got a chance to hold her and say my last goodbyes...then the meds and it was over in a second. I stayed in that room 45 minutes just holding and rocking her. I know she is in a better place....and I know the last two years were tough on her.....she made it 18 months longer than was expected. I miss her like crazy....many times this week I have been looking for her when I let the others out, only to realize she will never be there. Run free my beautiful, sweet girl.....
A picture of her paw as I was leaving the room.....

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hello....

Hope everything is going well out there....had a few problems over the last two weeks with Miss Lizzy's health. Right after the 4th she had a bad bout of nausea.....lots of vomiting....kind of like how this started two years ago. With anti-nausea meds she was ok....but had the same problem a couple of days ago. Back on the meds....but really no idea how this will play out. She still loves her food, which is good....but our days of one mile walks are long gone. We can only make it to the end of the street....and slowly. Sleeps most of the time, know she can't tell me if she's in pain, but I don't think she is. Two years ago this week when they told me her cancer would take her in six months I was devastated. I know we may be getting close....but hope I was a good mom to her. She's been a wonderful dog for me.....my first.
Lizzy napping yesterday....
Keep good thoughts for us....

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th!!!

The kids wanted to draw party hats on themselves to wish you a great day....



They wish everyone a safe holiday.....don't drink and drive....and if you have crazy people setting off fireworks like we have where we live, please keep your kids safe....
Have a wonderful evening!!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Tanky's Day Out.....

Sometimes I feel like I spend all my time worrying about Lizzy, to the detriment of my other three. I've decided that once a week I will take one of my other kids on an excursion just for them.....just the two of us. Tank was up today. He needed a bath.....he has an allergy to mosquito bites so every summer it is a struggle to keep him from scratching all the time. Also, he really likes baths!! Before we went to Unleashed for his bath I took him for a long walk in the park , which he loved, since he could pee on every tree there!!

Of course he would never look at me so I could get a good picture of him.....dogs!!! After his bath, and of course a treat just for him , we were on our way home.
He was very happy on the ride....here he is sitting right next to me. Love that little man, we had some fun today......next week Faith gets the same excursion.
If anyone knows some natural ways to help with the itching.....please let me know.
The kids have something special for tomorrow.
Have a great evening......

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hello.....Nice to Meet You....

That's how I feel....been gone so long. Haven't posted about my babies birthdays or Husky Haven or much else for that matter. So I'll update and then I can start fresh here!!
My Dad's house has a contract on it, he is happy in his senior living apartment, we finished the estate sale and now all we have left is to pack everything else up and give it to charity. In a few weeks my long nightmare (Denise's too) will be over...it really feels good and I hope I never have to do it again!!! Funny story though....the estate sale was a big hit and everyone asked what company set it up for us, it was so well done!!! When I said my friend and I they were shocked and asked if we were going into business......NO!!!!!
For the most part all the kids are doing well.....I did have a scare with Lizzy the other night. Both Lizzy and TJ like to lay outside in the evening (can't imagine why....the humidity is 1000%). I walked outside Monday and saw a pile of vomit by Lizzy....very much like two years ago. Then she had bad diarrhea and threw up all night.Obviously all I could think of was her problems of 2014...that scared me to death. Called the doc....we put her on anti nausea and anti diarrhea meds and hoped for the best....didn't want to think of the other option. The meds worked....here she was today on a walk......
Did you miss me...I missed you...rotten mom....
The girl is a fighter...I'll give her that!!!!
I swear I have tons of stuff and will be back in a couple days ( I will!!!)
Have a wonderful evening......

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Mom....

Today would have been my mom's 88th birthday. She has been gone these ten years and I miss her. Was going through my dad's house and found a ton of pics....some I'd never seen. Found this one...she was a beautiful  girl....
Love you mom and miss you.....