Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Going Off

It's Wednesday and with the rush and chaos of the week behind me, my time is now becoming my own.  It's time to get caught up.

A friend of mine in an e-mail asked me how Sam was doing.  I sent her a picture and said that I thought that Sam was 'riding a wave' and was doing okay. Being an avid surfer, our friend responded back that she was so glad that Sam was 'going off'  and explained that this is a surfing term used to describe a very good, consistent surfer who is surfing particularly well. I liked it, and thought it fit Sam perfectly; he's riding the wave pretty well right now!  Even though the left side of his face is swollen, and he's lost the use of his left eye, Sam seems to be comfortable and not having any pain. We're continuing to let him set the pace of this part of the journey.  He's up to going for walks with us, and is enjoying the bumper crop of blackberries that we've had every day this week.
~Sam enjoying his evening~
I feel like at the moment we're in a good place with Sam.  Words cannot explain how humble and grateful I am for these days of grace with him.  I think this calls for another blackberry cobbler like the one I made for my co-workers yesterday.
I'm looking forward to catching up on your news,    
THANK YOU for stopping for a moment to read ours!


Bassetmomma said...

I'm so glad to hear that Sam is still enjoying the blackberries and going for walks. Your cobbler looks delish!!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cobbler!

Glad Sam is enjoying the berries and love that handsome Todd's pic!

Nancy K. said...

So happy to hear that Sam is having a good week! I don't suppose there's anyway to get a blackberry cobbler in the MAIL ???


Lori Skoog said...

Surf's up! That cobbler looks divine. said...

I think I'm feeling the wave you're on with Sam. He's in such good hands and the rest of his life couldn't be spent in a better place.


Jazzi said...

I am glad that Sam is doing ok. What time would you like me over for a pice of that pie??


Angus said...

Wonderful how far you can go when you set your own pace .

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh we love to see little Todd romping around!
We hope you get sometime on your days off to listen to some birds sing. Maybe watch some fireflys, and relax!
The berry cobbler sounds sooo good.
Oh if only we had a bite!
Yeaaa for Sam- enjoying the berrys and the walks with you. Living each moment to the fullest!
tweedles said...

Oh dear... That pie looks a little bit amazing. Are you sharing?

Keith Andrea said...

.,ehmmmmmmmmmm black berries are yummy and it..

Stopping for a visit..

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Anns Art said...

Good to know Sam is riding his wave. {{hugs to him}}, - and oh your blackberry cobbler looks yummy...ahhhh.

bellaboo said...

Keep riding that wave Sam!
Yummy cobbler...pity I'm on a diet right now. :0( Have a restful weekend. :0)

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Thank Goodness Sam is doing well. I just hope and pray that he gets all better so that you can enjoy him alittle longer. As long as he is not suffering.
Thanks for the update on Sam. I have been checking your blog daily to see if there was any news on Sam.
Glad to know that your week is quiet. enjoy the berries.

Heather said...

Good luck, Sam! Thinking about you, Kim. :)

MySpecialDoggies said...

Hugs to Sam - may he continue to ride the wave.

Nadine & golden Neeli

Jill said...

I am happy to see charlie again. He's so cute...well...all of your buddies are cute!

Glad Sam is not in any pain. Hugs.

That cobbler looks fantastic!

Miss Holly said... so happy Sam is getting some quality time...the dear dear fellow.....and.......that cobbler....I want to just jump into the page!!!! Looks so wonderful!!

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Suz said...

happy that you and yours are happy

GOOSE said...

Keep hanging "20" (we dogs have four paws) Sam. I am happy you are comfortable. Keep riding my friend. I am a little jealous that you have blackberries I love them, but alas we don't have any yet.

KB said...

Keep riding that wave. Days of grace are so special and precious. Sam is so lucky to have *you* to spend them with and to be by his side for this journey.

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Yummmmmm.....blackberry cobbler. :) A perfect treat! So happy to hear Sam is doing ok.

Hound Girl said...

Its all about the quality of life. I would rather a dog have one day full of love and affection then a lifetime with out it. You are an amazing woman. you are doing the right thing by listening to Sam, its so amazing how dogs tell us when its time. Hugs.

TexWisGirl said...

you're a good boy, sam. :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Bless Sam's heart. And you too, missie! :)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Good looking cobbler!!! I made pesto with fresh herbs from our garden yesterday--a lot of work but so go and good for us and Zoie likes it too!!
Hang Ten Sam!!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Glad to hear Sam is going off. He is one lucky dog to have you helping him through this time.

Loved the blackbery cobbler. Ours will be ripe soon and a cobbler is first on the menu.

S. J. Q. said...

Glad to hear that Sam is still taking an even stride with the family.

Ho do you get that stain off Charlie's face?

KT and Easton said...

I love how much you are enjoying Sammy's days of grace. Revel in the Surfin' Safari - I know Sam is loving spending these days with his pack. Hang 16 whenever you can Sam (you'll have to do the paw math on that one)!!

Karine said...

I'm glad Sam is still surfing along nicely. I was thinking about you last night and am glad I got to read some of your news!

dr momi said...

I read back a couple of posts...sorry to hear about Sam. What a lucky dog to live the end so well with you.....

(The blackberry cobbler looks yummy!)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I'm so happy to read that Sam is doing better, he's such a beautiful boy.
I'm drooling over the blackberry cobbler picture :)

scotsmad said...

Hooray for Sam. We hope he stays in his 'good place' for many, many more days.

Looks like Todd is enjoying life as much as usual.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Nola said...

Thank you for the kind words about Charlotte. They mean the world to us
Nola and family

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Thanks for stoppin' to visit me!

That was wonderful news about Sam! My Human said that cobbler had her mouth watering and it was only a picture! Our blackberries aren't ripe yet, but we're at 4000 ft. and the mountains and trees limit how much sun they get.

Hope y'all are havin' a wonderful, fun week!

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

LindaG said...

Hope you all have a blessed weekend. ♥

Julie Harward said...

Ahhh, such sweet souls! The cobbler looks divine too! Hugs and love to all of you there. :)

Shirley said...

Glad to read that Sam is enjoying the blackberries. Your cobbler looks yummy. Hope you all have a good weekend xxx

Catherine said...

You have been a busy gal Kim! I hope you and the pups have a fantastic weekend and are able to enjoy some sunshine and relaxation.
xo Catherine

NanaNor's said...

Kim, I'm so pleased to read about days of grace with Sam. I well remember cherishing every day with our Reggie, never being sure when the end would come. Hunter is finally feeling better-yesterday was a rough day for him, guess he doesn't tolerate pain too well. He is acting like himself though today.
Sending love to you and the pack.

Sammie and Avalon said...

Hang ten, Dude! You're looking lovely lying in the evening grasses! And we would adore to have the recipe for your scrumptious looking cobbler! MNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!
Sammie, Avalon and Mom

tammy j said...

hello dear heart,
i've been absent from here.
i don't have your strength.
my little pon zeke looked just like wilf. he died last year of cancer, like wilf. and i folded
after going through it again on angus's blog... i'm sorry to say i just couldn't face darling sam.
i've checked in off an on and see that he is "going off".. a term i'd never heard! i like it too.
ride the wave darling sam. ride that wave!
love to you dear heart ... and all those brave souls like you that make up for cowards like me.
tammy j

2browndawgs said...

That blackberry cobbler sure looks yummy. Glad to hear Sam is holding his own.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Wish you had smell vision because we would love to just inhale the cobbler!
Sweet William The Scot