Monday, February 15, 2010

Long Week...


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.

XOXO,

Hilary

30 comments:

Morgan said...

So sad! I'm so very sorry. It's amazing how pets become true family members. Thinking of you and your family. xo

Short Southern Momma said...

oh girl...so sorry about Skeeter. xoxo

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I've already told you how sorry I am but I just wanted to say it again. I hate this for you all :( But hopefully you can get a new puppy shortly! Love your pretty face!

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

Oh Hillary, my heart goes out to you. I understand the loss of a dog - it's the most heartbreaking thing. I'm so sorry. I'll say a prayer for your heart. You're so not a Debbie Downer. At all. Maybe God sent the snow, just special for you, because he knew you would need it.

Risley said...

so sorry to hear about your loss...
we dont have kids yet, so our dogs are our world too!

Stacy said...

It's a HUGE deal. I'm such a dog person and they are members of the family, not just pets. To me, at least. So I am soooo sorry to hear that. Especially because Skeeter was so young. I don't know what I'd do if my little baby passed away prematurely - she's my life!

Kimberly said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear about this!! Losing your pet is about one of the hardest things to endure in life. The dogs I have had are always "family" members. I will be thinking of you!

ParisPink said...

I am so sorry to hear about Skeeter. It is so hard and I know how you feel about him because our little dog is basically our baby right now. I hope you are doing ok!

KatieSPerk said...

You poor thing. I am thinking about you guys.

Shanna said...

Oh girl I am so sorry about Skeeter!

Kelsey Claire said...

I am so sorry for your loss! That is horrible. Pets are such a blessing, but it is a shame that their lives can be so short!

Karah said...

so sorry to hear about your pup. :(

~KS said...

I saw this on your FB and my heart broke for you. I know... I have two kitty-children and they are my world. I have been sending all the prayers for peace and healing I can muster up your way...
RIP Skeeter. The time he was here was precious and now he can be a big little dog in heaven forever and ever...

Mrs. Wife said...

I have a dashound as well!! Wow that is a tough thing to go through! I am very sorry and my thoughts are with you. Is there anyway you can email me you breeders name. We are wanting to get another dashound in May. My email address is ashleybrown@smu.edu

Again, I am so very sorry....dogs play such a huge part in our life too! They sure make life more enjoyable!

d.a.r. said...

Oh I am so sorry :(

melissa said...

Oh hon, I'm so sorry about your pup.

Lacey Bean said...

Oh I'm so sorry! :( Hopefully he didn't suffer. Thinking of you!

Miss Anne said...

Oh sweet pea. My heart goes out to you. Know that Skeeter is in DogHeaven and is waiting to see you again.

Many prayers of hope and love.

Weighting on Life said...

I've been following your blog for awhile, but never commented! I too am an animal lover and help take care of my boyfriends two dogs, one of which I've helped raised since they day we brought her home. She's a great dane as well, and is treated like she is my child. I can't imagine the heart ache you felt the day you lost skeeter or what you continue to feel when you come home and expect him to be there waiting for you. My heart goes out to you and your hubby! What an extremely hard loss!

Lisa Marie said...

AWWWW!!! I am SO sorry to hear about your baby :( My puppies are my children too and I have NO clue what I would do without them! Sorry to hear this! But I hope this week is better for you!

Nicole said...

oh my! how sad...im so sorry to hear this. Our little pup is our son as well! he has been very sick in the past and it just devastates me! thinking of you guys!!

jill said...

oh, hilary! i am SO SO sorry about your baby! our pups have been our kiddos for 6 years, and i would die if something happened to one of them! when tom got sick and almost died this summer, i've never been so miserable and scared in all my life. i can't imagaine what you're going through, but i hope you get some peace soon. praying for you and hubby!

Channa said...

I am so sorry! That is so sad, I can not imagine how y'all feel. Ava is our baby and I don't know how I would feel if something horrible happened to her.
Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

I am sorry very sorry about your dog. If I lost my dog rainy ( that i have had since college) I don't know what I would do. Our dogs are apart of our family and I am just so sorry. However, I am very happy that I have found your blog via Brown Eyed Belle. I love that you love the Lord and I will continue to keep in touch with you each week. I look forward to it. IF you ever need any dinner ideas for the fam- then check me out! Oh and i love those frames more than you know. I am going to check out your shop.
http://kitchenbelleicious.blogspot.com

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Thanks Hillary for stopping by! I decided to do a one day giveaway for Julie and Julia DVD for the next 20 followers! I only posted about it on twitter so even though you didn't know you fall into that category! So yeah. I will pick the winner tomorrow morning!

Cara Beth said...

Oh girl! I had no idea. My heart breaks for you. :( I know how hard that must be. My dogs are like our children too. I would be heartbroken. I will for sure be praying for you!

Taylor-Made Wife said...

Oh I am just so sorry! I have a little weenie too and she has pnuemonia right now. I have made myself sick worrying about her so can only imagine what you must be going through. Thinking of you!

Kendra said...

I am so sorry. I know how it feels to lose a dog. It is completely heart breaking.!

Jamie Pickle said...

I am so sorry to hear about your dog.

Sarah Cook said...

So sorry to hear about your little one. Our pets are our babies too! We have a Great Dane and a mean old cat (who really loves us AND the dog!).