I hope yours has too.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
|~Wendy and 'the first' Tod~|
Wendy's final resting place is here at Golden Pines. She will be the only one whose remains will not be kept in the beautiful boxes returned to us by our vets office. Instead, it is a place that can be seen from the house, and near one of the cornerstones of our property, symbolic of what she was, our cornerstone...On Monday as we said our last good-byes to her, when we turned to go back into the house I looked up, and above us was a heart-balloon floating by. We stood and watched it in silence until it disappeared high above the clouds.
Monday, December 2, 2013
I remember so well the day we met her more than 14 years ago. In many ways it seems like such a long time ago, but in other ways, like it just happened. When we met her she was known as "Amber" and was a wild, young, crazy girl who was almost 2 years old. I changed her name to "Wendy" after my favorite character in Peter Pan. I didn't know at the time, but she would become much like her namesake. When we started fostering for the rescue in 2000, many of the dogs that came to us at that time were from the animal shelters and were young males who had been strays. Because of that, I began calling them 'the lost boys.' We would have many 'lost boys' come into our lives, and she was a good mentor and companion to all of them--Just like the 'real' Wendy.
|~Wendy in July 1999~|
God speed, Wendy-Lady, my girly-girl. Our candle is lit for you tonight as you journey to the Rainbow Bridge where there will be an amazing reunion and welcome from the many who have gone before you. Please give them all my message and don't ever forget what you meant to Carl and I. You will be greatly missed but never, ever forgotten, and we look forward to the day when we will see you again, in a place like Never Never Land...
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Four days off from work have passed much, much too quickly. It was a good weekend, and our inner-batteries are fully recharged. We end this holiday weekend with more worry about our girl Wendy. I've not mentioned her in the past couple of weeks, and I will only say now that I know that our more than 14 years together will end very soon. I know it goes without saying that the loss of our precious, precious Wendy will be a very sad and difficult day for us. We are taking each day as it comes, and savoring the moments and time we have left with her.
On the flip-side, here are a few just random photos of some of other moments from this past weekend. The first is a handsome pheasant that we've seen a couple of times near our house. It's unusual for us to see one, and I'm wondering if someone's Thanksgiving dinner got away?
|~Wendy this evening~|
A sleepy photo of Shadow recharging his inner batteries...
No doubt so he can stay up late and watch "CC-TV!"
Josh, snoozing on the forbidden chair, which is why it's kept covered, because the dogs don't know that. He's feeling much, much better and is able to move his neck with no problem.
A quickly taken photo of a very camera shy Sunny, who after I took this picture quickly exited the room. He's also doing well, and neither us, or the dog-walker have had a moment of trouble with him. There is a real calmness and confidence about Sunny now and he has truly found his place within the pack
I hope you've had a good weekend!