Welcome to the Family, Chloe..um…Dog…um Copper?

Well we finally decided on a new puppy.  Meet Chloe.  She is a Cocker Cavalier. Yes, I know she looks like a dashunnd. In fact, I’m beginning to wonder if there was some erotic 3-way insemination. My kids and husband absolutely adores her.  She’s feisty, something that Maddie never was.  Unfortunately, she hasn’t won my heart…yet. I […] Continue reading Welcome to the Family, Chloe..um…Dog…um Copper?

Slowly the Giant Awakens Within

Ah, the death of a loved one is hard.  It’s harder when the sun goes down and the still of the night surfaces.  One wonders what could have been.  One regrets the hardships and the harsh words.  One rejoices for the time spent together.  One realizes that life has to go on. For two years, I’ve used the power of positive thinking.  Right now, I think it’s a pack of bullshit in order to sell books.  However, I have decided to push through all of the negative that’s been happening in 2011 and continue to hope for the best!   … Continue reading Slowly the Giant Awakens Within

I’ll Love You Forever, I’ll Like You for Always

“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living my puppy you’ll be.” paraphrasing Robert Munsch Today has been a very emotional day for my family.  To update you on My Marley and Me Moment , my poor little Maddie’s condition is worsening. Last night I went to bed thinking that it was kidney failure and prayed.  “Dear God, if it is kidney failure would you please take Maddie tonight?  Please don’t make her suffer.” Today, we received Maddie’s blood test results and the vet was stupefied.  She proclaimed that my dog was a medical mystery.  Her … Continue reading I’ll Love You Forever, I’ll Like You for Always

My Marley and Me Moment

Four years ago, the inevitable happened.  My children asked for a dog after spending the summer surrounded by boxers and golden retrievers in our hometown, Gaspe Quebec. I, for one, disliked animals and had no desire to have an animal of my own.  Dogs to me were crotch sniffing nuisances.  However, being always the mother, I cowered to their request with conditions: It must be a small dog You must walk the dog Bath the dog Clean up the Poo outside I did not want to do one simple chore for this future animal who would join our family.  I … Continue reading My Marley and Me Moment