Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Feel Like...

What a week!  There has been a lot going on, and losing Reggie on Thursday, just added to an already emotional week.  Being who and how I am, I have run the gambit of emotions from feeling like I was hanging by a thread...
To feeling a bit beat up like this butterfly...
And just plain ole grouchy and mean like this snapping turtle 
that I tried to help get out of the road yesterday.
There was even a moment on Friday that I felt like I wanted to pick a fight with some unsuspecting person...
But (thankfully) that feeling passed.  
Then I felt like this praying mantis that was climbing up our down-spout to the roof, who didn't seem to know where she was going...Or did she?
I have to admit that more than once I felt like hiding from the world...
Okay, I did do that...
But then this morning I reread all your comments from my last post on the loss of our girl Reggie.  I'm humbled and grateful that people I've never met have again shown me such kindness and compassion at a sad time--You and your friendship have once again made a difference!  I am now feeling like that proverbial cloud that has been over my head and outside is lifting--And I have you to thank for that!
However YOU are feeling, I hope it doesn't keep you from having an enjoyable weekend!!  
~Toby, one of the Chub Brothers~


  1. only a dog owner knows what you feel kim
    you do what you do, cos you are good at it

  2. I am so happy that when I logged on to Blogger the first post was yours! It cheers my heart to know that you are feeling more lifted up today.
    So far my weekend is going great and I am very happy that it is as yesterday I felt so alone and disorganized.
    The old adage "what a difference a day makes" is very true!
    You and the crew are always in my heart and prayers each and every day and I mean that Kim. You have many friends out here who think the world of you and I hope you can feel the warm thoughts that are sent to you each day.
    Take care and enjoy each moment of this weekend....
    Tina xo

  3. You have a way with photos and descriptions! I'm so sorry to learn about your Reggie, but so thankful that she got to spend her last days in your special care. I just know she felt so very loved. Glad you are able to focus on the wonderful memories to comfort you.
    Wishing you good luck with sorting our Riley's surgeries and therapy. I'm always amazed at how much you give to all the pups that come to you -- and so graciously. You're a special angel for them.

    The Road Dogs' Mom

  4. *hugs*
    Love your photos.

  5. I am sorry for your rollercoaster of a week but you sure did an awesome job of showing us your week in photos. They are all fantastic! I hope the weekend is the beginning of a calmer week for you.

  6. What a beautiful post, Kim. The pictures are perfect! My favorite is "picking a fight with someone".

  7. My week in pictures. Thanks, Kim.

  8. Glad you are feeling more 'up'. Todd is really asking for it, isn't he?

    Toby looks good!

    I'm your dangling leaf right now, but I will get over it.

  9. I have had a bit of a similar week. I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope I feel better soon too!

  10. Kim,
    Life is so unpredictable but our friends are our port in our many storms.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful week.

    Sheila & Bob
    Hamish & Sophie

  11. Glad you are feeling a bit better. Your photos are awesome. Have a wonderful eve.

  12. I love my bogger friends too
    glad your feeling better today
    I was just looking at photos of my cat Webster that died last fall...still miss the heck out of that old kitty..

    now...did you or did you not help that old grouchy turtle out of the road....I am always rescuing turtles too...those snappers can be trouble...

  13. you have such a loving, giving soul, and a resilient spirit that i admire so much. :)

  14. We love you, Kim. Hoping the rest of your weekend is 'golden'.

    Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

  15. I am so sorry to hear about Reggie.....I'm just now getting caught up with the week, myself. Glad to hear you're feeling a little better:)

  16. the bleu in last post said it best...
    "you are our hero."
    and todd... well then there's todd.
    what would we do without that little guy's antics? even toby laughs.
    tammy j

  17. Great post!
    I'm so happy to hear you are having a better day...
    Hugs and belly rubs to all at Golden Pines,

  18. Well, I did write a nice long comment but then something went wrong and it is gone, so try #2.
    I have not been around for a while, haven't fallen off the face of the earth, just dealing with lots here, although nothing terrible, just hard to keep up some days. But I see that I have been missing out on a whole lot. So very sorry to hear of your loss of Reggie. You wrote a wonderful post though that would do her proud, all of the emotion and love you had for her coming out in one wonderful post filled with emotion and beautiful pictures. As for Riley, I hope that she is settling in. Being a troublesome knees sufferer myself, I can only imagine the pain she must deal with. I am glad that she landed at your house where she will get the love and care that she deserves. Thinking of you from across the ocean, and if I could reach out right now, you would be feeling a nice warm hug. ~Debby

  19. We can't stop time -- but we can make the most of the time we have.

    Big hugs to you Kim. xoxo

  20. I'm not surprised you're feeling like you do - it's been a difficult week. So sad about Reggie, sweet girl. Her mothering of little Todd will have given him a super start to his life with you, the photos of them together are too precious.

    You hide away for a bit if you need to, come back when you're ready.


  21. Kim, my heart breaks for you whenever you loose one of your friends, but all I can say is continue to think and remember the good, the fun and the love that was always there!...:)JP

  22. I'm so sorry to read about Reggie. Riley and I are thinking of you and sending you lots of hugs.

  23. sorry to hear about Reggie.....I'm thinking your photography was healing...I totally enjoyed the pictures.

  24. Kim, so glad you are feeling better. You give so much to the world .. I hope you know and believe that. Your selflessness is remarkable!

  25. Kim, I am happy to hear you are feeling a bit better. Unfortunately when you love the way you do, your heart does suffer at times. :-( But no matter how much it hurts you will go back and share that love again because really is there anything more beautiful?

    I absolutely loved the way your pictures fit your story. It brought a smile to this face. :-)

  26. I think anybody who's loved a dog can relate! I may not know the exact things you are feeling, but a lot of it is universal. I think I've gotten misty-eyed or more every time I've read about a beloved pet passing.

    I hope that you're able to find peace and enjoy some happy memories of Reggie this weekend. Even though she was only with you a short time, she was still an exceptional dog! You were there for her when she needed you most.

  27. No doubt about have been tested. And you will survive, so you can take care of the rest of those pups. Your extreme efforts do not go unnoticed.

  28. Thought of you while posting Boon's Sunday Sermon. Stop by if you get a chance.

  29. Oh Kim, no one should have to go thru what you have over the last few months. Losing so many dogs so close takes a big toll and the decision never gets any easier. You have my admiration for making the tough choices.

  30. Hi Kim
    You paint a picture with your words, and we can all feel what is in your heart.
    We are not surprised at all, that you felt like you were hanging by a thread. That is something we can all relate to.
    We thought of you last night when the owls were hooting. We hoped your heart would heal soon and now we are glad to see the clouds lifting, and like the wounded butterfly,, you will heal.
    The turtle and praying mantis- all so beautifully describing how you feel.
    We are always here beside you
    tweedled and moms

  31. Woof! Woof! Oh KIM ... LOVE the way you explained it ... through your lovely photographs. So sad to hear about Reggie. Hope this it ... Sending you and the Golden Pines GANG Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

  32. Thank heavens for that special strength you have .

  33. You always have a way of grabbing my heart, Kim. Hope tomorrow's better!! (I have things that are pulling at me too...minor disasters) Thanks for sharing helps the rest of us to be braver!!

  34. It is what 'they' want us to do -

    Grieving doesn't bring them back -

    But the happy memories keep us going!

    Khyra and Phyll
    P.S. The Doggy Nanny couldn't believe the Reggie and Merdie resemblance!

  35. Please know that your blogger friends feel when you are down & we pray for God to lift you back up again,may God bless you,phyllis

  36. Have just caught up with your posts...{hugs being sent} matter how long you have them or how many other animals you have, that one loss always leaves a gap...thoughts with you.

  37. Hey Kim, this is what I love the most about blogging. It is quite strange when you think about it isn't it. Complete strangers supporting one another! But it works!

  38. Bless your heart! I've been away from blogland for awhile and so sorry to hear about the loss of Reggie. You are a pretty special person to do what you do for the goldens. And when it is your time, I can just all those sweet babies running across Rainbow Bridge to greet you with lots of thankful slobbery kisses.

  39. Gosh Kim - you went through a lot of emotions last week. I sure hope you were able to take it easy and relax this weekend.

    Big hugs,
    xo Catherine

  40. Hey Toby, I hear you have a mind of your own. You look a little devious in the picture. Better to keep Kim on her toes. Reminding us all of the Golden lives being enriched and thriving at Golden Pines.


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