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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
15 years ago, when I met, Bruno, I never dreamed how such a little dog could change my life. As the years passed, Bruno and I were inseparable.... He was my best friend and my rock. He never judged, never lied, never hurt me. He loved me, unconditionally, all the time. Bruno helped me through everything from sadness to new jobs to moving to breakups.... you name it, he was there to lick my tears away and offer a happy wag. He slept in bed with me every day for as long as I can remember. He kept me warn and kept me happy! Bruno used to respond to fire calls with me! He would wait patiently in the truck until I returned from the call. He locked me out of the car once he was so happy to see me!! I had to call my Dad to come help. Bruno dispatched with me, drove with me and walked with me. He made my life so happy!
I sat on the floor and held him, as the tears flew down my checks onto his familiar coat. We sat in silence together for what seemed like hours. Christa came down and took one look at me and said, "Oh no, Mommy, it's time isn't it?" Yes, it was. I held my buddy a bit longer and snuggled. I remembered everything he and I had been through and all the things he helped me survive. I was not ready for this day.
I tried to feed him several different things and he didn't want anything... Until the cheese dog! He looked at me as if to say "Really, Mom? Fine, I will eat it to make you happy". He didn't want a girl scout cookie :(
So, off we went to the vet, on a Sunday, which was typical for Bruno... We went into a very nice chapel like room, with leather couches for the people and a very plush, comfy bed for my buddy. He knew, I knew and we just looked at each other. It was a long, sad, happy, painful look that shared so much between us over 15 years... He looked so very tired....
The vet came in and gave Bruno the shot. He didn't flinch, he just looked at me with those gigantic eyes, as I held his head in my hands and pet his soft head for the last time. Bruno went very peacefully... I am sure he and Beau were playing immediately. I, am not yet at peace with my best buddy going to heaven. He is sorely missed and the house is not the same. He no longer follows me everywhere or pushes open doors to check on me. It is a very sad, lonely house, even with 3 other dogs.
I have said it before and will say it again - dogs are the true meaning of unconditional love... Bruno loved me everyday for 15 years, no matter what I did, said or felt. He loved me for me and I felt the same for him. He was a stubborn, feisty little beagle with big eyes and a gigantic heart! Enjoy heaven buddy, you deserve it!!! I will miss you very much. Tell Beau I said hi and send my love. Thank you for everything my fabulous Brunobear the Beagleman - it has been a great ride!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The next week, we went again. Denali was so excited when we arrived and began whining, wiggling and jumping! He got his vest put on and up the ramp, to the pool we went. I went to the other side, and Denali came in with the trainer. This time, once he was in - he swam on his own to me! He was so excited!! He swam back and went up the ramp. He still wanted his Mom, so he ran around to the side of the pool and jumped in (who needs a ramp) and swam to me all by himself!! Good boy, Denali! He's going be a great swimmer!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
|Louie and his new little buddy|
Godiva and Bruno came down next, on leashes. Bruno sniffed and walked away. Godiva sniffed and looked at me as if to say, "Really?? Are you kidding me??" We all went off n our walked. Denali and Louie were fast friends. It took about 10 minutes for everyone else to like each other, too! Then we met my Dad's dog, Sunny. She and Denali wiggled and that was it. The 5 dogs and 6 people continued the walk and we all went into the house. Everyone was getting along and then naps ensued!!
As of today, al the dogs are getting along and loving the new pack dynamic!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
It has been a long time since I have written.... Today, it is with a happy and full of puppy love heart that I introduce Denali! About 3 months or so ago, I told Joe I wanted a puppy. He thought I was kidding, then thought I was crazy. I looked at all kinds of shelter websites, blogs, puppy pictures. We even visited a shelter, which although made me cry, we did not find our forever puppy. Then I came upon a site about Sheepadoodles. They were cute, hypoallergenic and low shed. Joe was sold. We made and appointment to visit them. We were in the car, ready to go see them and I changed my mind. We didn't go. It wasn't right.
About 2 months ago, I came upon JannieDoodles, a labradoodle breeder. They had recently had a litter of labradoodles and they were cute! I chatted with them and realized this was it!! At three weeks old, Joe, Christa and I went to meet them. There were 11 and they were ALL soooooo cute! 5 weeks to wait.... We were the 5th pick and we really wanted the one with the red collar "Mutley". We arrived today at noon, still not knowing who we were going to get. We walked in, and there he was! Joe said, "Mutley's here"!! We are so excited! He's adorable! Beau would have loved him....
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
As I was walking downstairs into the kitchen, I heard someone jump on the counter. I tiptoed down the rest of the way so I could sneak up on the culprit! TAP... I heard toenails - the same dog jumped down. As I walked around the corner, I saw Godiva, sauntering and wagging, headed out the door with a loaf of gluten free bread in her mouth (which, by the way, is not the cheapest bread). I looked at her and said "AHEM". She looked a me, stopped wagging, continued walking and spit the loaf of bread at me on the way out. She then went out to the yard like nothing ever happened. THIEF!!!!!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
All of a sudden, when I was in, wouldn't you know it, "downward dog", there was a sneak attack. Louie came under my body and straight to my face! Licking and wiggling and licking some more. I couldn't lie down, because he was under me, so I had to just take the bulldog abuse! I think if he could laugh, he would have been laughing, hysterically! All in all, a good and humorous, yoga experience! I think the combination of yoga and laughter is really good for the soul! Thanks, Louie!