I am so sorry that I have been neglecting my blog lately....life has been crazy to say the least.
Last Tuesday, our dachshund (and basically our child) Skeeter passed away. It wasn't something that we saw coming (he would have been TWO yesterday) and was quite tragic. I was crushed, emotional, hurt, angry and everything else that I could possibly be. I have never cried so hard for anything, ever. I know that to many people this does not seem like THAT big of a deal.....but we don't have kids and I am a HUGE animal lover...Skeeter was pretty much our child. We have two other dogs but we don't spoil them quite as much as Skeeter. He went EVERYWHERE with us and everyone knew him very well! We have friends that come over and just expect him to be at the door waiting. He was a part of many lives! To cut a long story short, he was a feisty little dog who thought he was a big dog. He snuck out of the backyard (we have a field behind our house) and he got in a fight with a coyote. We found him after he was gone...we don't think that he suffered. We are doing a lot better...it's just so hard to see something like that happen to a helpless little dog.
I am so glad that we have our Great Dane, Miley, to kind of fill that void. If I had to come home the next day to no dogs at all...it would have made it a lot harder.
It's amazing how God has perfect timing.... I spend the whole next day still mourning over Skeeter and then on Thursday, it started to snow in TEXAS. It was the perfect thing to keep my mind off of what had happened. My kids were CRAZY at school...so I didn't even have time to think about it. We ended up having Friday off and got 14 inches of snow at our house! We played and laid around all day....it was a very nice distraction!
Sorry...I don't mean to be such a Debbie Downer....I just felt that I needed to explain myself and let you know what was going on in my life last week. Casey did email Skeeter's breeder... Skeeter's mom should be having a new litter in March. We are thinking that it might be the perfect timing for us to get a new puppy. By the time we can bring it home, it will probably be close to the end of May and I will be getting out of school for the Summer and able to focus on the puppy more.
Well...I am off to pick up the house, put together some frame orders, and sit down with my new Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I hope that you all have had a wonderful Monday and a great start to the week.