Saturday, April 25, 2009

Thank you all

I need a special blog to thank everyone for their kind regards. Not everybody "gets" dog people, but I have always been proud to call myself half dog. I reacted to the stress and grief with an immediate attack of every virus that was lurking in my body. I spent a day in bed (with my remaining old dog!) and I am on the mend.

Something I appreciate about being athletic is my bodies reaction to lifes challenges. I used to shrug off stress as being unimportant, but now I feel my reaction to stress in my legs, my lungs. My heart is mending, but I have a journey ahead of me to regain my strength. 

Monday, April 20, 2009

I have cried a river


Vale Stanley. The best and funniest of small dogs. Mighty ratter in his prime, he passed away today, in my arms, assisted by a very gentle veterinarian. My heart is broken, but I know it will mend, and I’ll have another scar to mark another tragedy in my life. Loving and losing a pet is always hard, but it was worth it. Thanks mate, you made us very happy for a very long time.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

going off line

We had a hectic end of week with packing, moving, getting our son sort of settled into his new place. It would all have been quite enjoyable if we handn't all been sick with a cold. 

Our old fridge went to the new place, and upon arrival quit working. So we left it overnight, still nothing. Off to the stores where the careful lad chose a small and inexpensive replacement. Back home he goes - wait! The fridge is alive!! So that is some hard earned saved and at a very good time. The fridge is 15 years old, so thanks for the reprieve mate.

Now we find that the internet service, which our son set up and has paid for as rent for many years, has to go down for a week or so. They cannot transfer the account to us. It has to be disconnected and we have to order a new service. hmmm. 

So we will be in limbo at home for a week or so I expect.

we shall return.