Saturday, December 8, 2012

How It Should Be

The end of a long, busy week has finally gotten here.  My office Christmas party was Friday evening, and today was a day of shopping that ended with Carl and I enjoying a late lunch at a favorite restaurant.  At home this evening, the dogs were patiently awaiting dinner to be served at their favorite place to eat.
Thank-you for the good thoughts for Wendy. She's not quite as unsteady on her feet as she was a couple of days ago, but she still needs our help to stay standing.  To try and make things easier outside, we've put a ramp by the back porch steps so she doesn't have to go up or down stairs.  Wendy is sleeping a lot more, and not eating much. She doesn't seem to be in any pain and seems comfortable. And just as she has always done, she's setting her own pace --It's how it should be.

47 comments:

  1. Lots of sweet kisses to Wendy........

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  2. Oh My Sweet Wendy. She has been special to us since the first time you introduced her. Thank you for psoting about her. WE are sending her our love as we do to you and the rest of your golden clan.
    Love
    Bert and My Vickie

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  3. Love the line up in the kitchen. And to sweet Wendy, you just keep being you and setting the pace. We still hold you in our prayers and my paws are crossed for your comfort. You are much loved.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  4. I think you need a bigger kitchen. I love the line-up on the porch too. Keeping paws crossed for Wendy to stay comfortable.

    Cindy & Millie

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  5. Our kisses to the Beautiful Wendy too.

    We are also thinking about Humble amd wonder if she has gone elsewhere yet, or still at home with you.

    Have a happy weekend, Kim, and I, too, am grateful for your friendship.

    Cheers,

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

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  6. Wendy, we are keeping our paws crossed for you- that you continue to feel comfortable. Rest easy sweet girl. Show us all what you need,,
    we know you will. You are so loved.
    The photo of all the furrys waiting for their dinner, and outside on the porch is just priceless.
    Sending love
    xoxo
    love
    tweedles

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  7. Woof! Woof! Favorite time of the day, Dinner Time. LVOE the photos. Sending Golden Healing Thoughts to Wendy and Golden LOVE to the Golden Pines Gang. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  8. I would so love to meet your 'welcoming committee' :) I can just imagine the vocal chorus when you get home, or visitors arrive.
    Kim, I can't emphasize enough how I admire your commitment to these older Goldens. You are simply amazing! May you be blessed abundantly in your efforts. Special hugs to Wendy.
    With love
    C

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  9. yes, you just have to go day by day. Love that picture of Todd holding his own with the Goldens (and wheaten) waiting for dinner.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  10. Setting her on pace. Just as it should be.

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  11. Beautiful photo of all the dogs lined up on the porch and in the kitchen. So very cute. Great to scrapbook. Sending Wendy lots of hugs and kisses. ANA

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  12. Beautiful girl, she is in the very best place with you and the others,she will take life as it is each day. Greetings from Jean

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  13. We built a ramp for Missy when we moved her in 2007. Unfortunately she is gone now, but the ramp remains and all of our dogs since her use it on a regular basis. It's a good thing. Glad to hear Wendy is doing well. :)

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  14. We use a ramp for our front steps too. Lots and lots of hugs and prayers for Wendy. LOVE the picture of everybody lined up for dinner to be served!! As it should be...
    xoxo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

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  15. I adore the second picture - Todd's stance in precious - and he looks like he thinks he's a big as any of the dogs!!

    Praying for Wendy and you....

    xo
    Lynn

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  16. Sending big hugs to Wendy and all your furry kids, Puppy Love......Blessings Francine.

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  17. I just read your post about Wendy and it breaks my heart for both of you. I will be thinking about ya'll and saying little prayers. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  18. We do what we have to do to keep our oldsters confortable and happy ... that's how it should be. Like some of the others above me here in the comments, we also built a ramp when one of our old dogs could no longer do the stairs to the yard. Our daughters (now all grown up) used Murphy's ramp with their skateboards and rollerblades ... it's nice when something has multiple purposes. :)

    The line-up at mealtime is precious. Love all those adorable blonde tails!

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  19. what an amazing gift you have to see what they need and provide it.. Love ya

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  20. Terri from Moondance Ranch, a blogger friend of mine, sent a harness for Soldier when he couldn't get up. It really helped a lot, even I could help him get up. Also, he's on a pain med called Tramadol. He is tolerating it well. But he is only 12, I take it that Wendy is a lot older, so I understand that you know her so well and know it is best to let her set her own pace at this time of her life. I just thought I would mention it. Wendy reminds me of my Saschi, a husky/malamute mix we had who lived to be 16 and always set her own pace. Sending hugs to Wendy and you.

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  21. DOES SHE NOT LOOK LIKE A LIONESS!

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  22. What a great group gathering. Best wishes to Wendy.

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  23. Such lovely pictures of your family. Love the kitchen line-up!
    My love to Wendy.

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  24. Love your photos of them all standing together, both looking out to the garden and also waiting for their dinner. Really sweet. Lots of love to Wendy, I'm sending her a hug.

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  25. Hummmmm, for some reson it does not look like much patiently waiting is going on, in fact Todd is looking like "MOM WHERE IS IT".
    You tell Wendy that your own pace is just find with us also.

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

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  26. dear heart,
    you are more attuned to the real meaning of this life than anyone i know.
    we could all take a lesson from your heart of hearts.
    strength to you in keeping the pace with your beloved wendy girl.
    the pictures as always are simply
    beautiful.
    love,
    tammy j

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  27. I am glad Wendy is feeling content and comfortable. She is so beautiful. I love the picture of the back view of the dogs. Its really cute. xxx

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  28. Such a beautiful letter to your sweet Wendy. We too cried tears reading it.

    We are praying that you have many more days spent together.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  29. Kim, I don't know how you can endure all that you do. You are truly one of God's angels!...:)JP

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  30. Best wishes to Wendy and all of you!

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  31. Aww! Those sweet seniors should set their own pace! I'm glad she seems so happy. I love that frosting on her face!

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  32. We will keep her in our prayers!

    Sam

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  33. Give her a gentle big hug from all of us...

    Jen

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  34. Love the pics of the gang. I'm glad to hear Wendy is comfortable. We are sending that sweet girl all our love. :)

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  35. I saw your letter to Wendy in your last post. It touched my heart.

    I hope that she continues to be comfortable and peaceful. I know that you are showering her in love. You and she are lucky to have each other.

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  36. I'm glad to hear that Wendy is comfortable. I hope you enjoyed a nice, quiet weekend.

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  37. Hi Kim.I read about Wendy while at work today morning ht somehow blotter was working so slow I couldn' leave a message. I didn't know Wendy has been with u since 1999.13years is a lifetime. So many things change except of course the love of a dog.I kept thinking of you n your precious girl d whole day....hugs n love n prayers. ..hope Wendywill have a great day today.
    P.s. Todd is almost beginning to resemble his Golden siblings!! :)

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  38. Hang in there Wendy! Love the pictures.

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  39. Hugs to You and Wendy, you are in our thoughts.

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  40. Your letter to Wendy made me cry - she is in my thoughts and prayers. I just love the first photo of this post. So adorable to see them all lined up - they put a big smile on my face. Hugs to you and Wendy.

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  41. Miss Wendy deserves all the time she needs, that IS how it should be considering her status at Golden Pines!!

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  42. Miss Wendy looks pretty old. Bless her heart. If is is comfortable that is what is important.
    Thanks for your visit to my blog and thanks for your call.
    Christmas and my birthday are almost here. The birthday is the 22.
    Then only a minute later (3 years) I'll be 80--OH my God!!!

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  43. Hey Golden Pines Gang, Jet here. Hi Miss Kim.

    Please give Wendy as many Jetty kisses, JJ hugs and lovies from Mom as she needs for the highest good.

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  44. The photo with all of the dogs on the porch just makes me SMILE!! Smooches to Wendy.

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