Monday, January 18, 2010

We are overwhelmed by all the sweet, encouraging messages that we received for Aunty Jo and Max in our previous post... Yet again, we are overcome with gratitude by the outpour of love and compassion from all around the world. A number of the messages were left by kitty friends whom we have never 'met' before and we are so touchedQ THANK YOU to our friends, both old friends and new friends!! We will compile all your messages and bind it in a book for Aunty Jo as a keepsake of Max.

Thank you again, to all pups, kitties, hamsterriers, birdies and your humans too!


I know that Christmas was some 3 weeks back, but goo
d things still keep happening to us! We received a surprise parcel from Addie, Lucie and Hailey, with a lovely card from the girls. Our mom cannot get enough of Hailey's cute, tiny paw print! THANKS girls!!

Lucie's mom found out recently about Lucie's health issues. Unfortunately it seems like surgery isn't an option... We know that Lucie's mom must be so worried about Lucie because these 3 girls are all so dear to her. We really don't know what we can do except to cross our paws and hope for the best. Lucie is still very young and totally deserves to spend a long life with her family because that is where she truly belongs.

(Shane here) Don't know why, but all the things that have happened around me recently made me re-evaluate my love for Huskee and Hershey and how I have been treating them. Life is just so fragile and unpredictable... you can be here today and gone tomorrow. I think I have not been very fair to Huskee & Hershey ever since I lost Chloe in late June 09. Maybe it's because I have been too wrapped up in my own grief and too focused on my own pain, which is why I ended up neglecting them and not showing them as much love and attention as I used to. It's not a 'valid' excuse and I don't condone my actions. Don't get me wrong, I still love them as much as ever, perhaps even more, but I just have not shown it to them.

I feel very bad about it because it is not their fault and they are the innocent ones who have been patiently kissing away all my tears, trying to comfort me by cuddling close to me and not asking for a single thing in return. I think Hershey bore the brunt of the lack of attention and sometimes, even my foul mood because she livess with me whereas Huskee lives with my sister and parents, who dote on him and 'worship' him 120%. And to make matters worse, it is Hershey who has been spending the most time with me over the past 6 months, even more than my husband because she is at home with me all day... I guess I have taken her for granted.

Although Hershey is still very young, I hate to think that I have 'wasted' the last 6 months of her young life by not showering enough attention on her... Everytime I call her name, she'll happily prance to whichever room that I am in with typical puppy enthusiasm. So did I take her out as often as I should have? Did I give her enough belly rubs? Did I praise her often enough? I honestly don't think so.

As I am typing this on the bed, she cuddled closely next to me with her paw on my arm and head under my chin, waiting for me to look at her and into her lovely chocolate brown eyes that is oozing with so much love and devotion.

Give your pups/ kitties/ hammies/ birdies a hug and a kiss today, ok?


Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos! We will make sure Mum gives us lots of love and attention, not only today, but everyday. We understand your grief and so do your pups. They will always be there for woo!
All of our best
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

No worries Shane, grief makes us act in different ways.

I am sure you really have been good to the pups, you mustn't punish yourself.

And yes, we never know what is around the corner, I kinda live for today I am afraid, not sure if that is always a good thing, but it works for me!

I am late catching up with your blog so I still have the previous post to read.

lotsaluv, Jeannie xxxxxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We khanines furgive and furget khwite easily -

Too bad hoomans khan't learn more from us!


Madi and Mom said...

Our pets teach us every day....
what a joy unconditional love is...
The pups understood your sadness too.
Madi and Mom

Ginger Jasper said...

Our loving pets do teach us about nconditional love and they forgive.. Dont be hard on yourself.. They understand.. Hugs GJ and his mum Carol x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Life has been tough for you and Hershey understands. She's such a sweet girl.
What awesome gifts from Addie, Lucie and Hailey!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Deefor said...

We doggies understand when you're sad. Sometimes you just have to be sad but we can help. I'm sure Hershey understands. ( I'm glad my mom read that cause sometimes she doesn't play much and take us on long walks like she should.)

Lorenza said...

Hi, Shane!
Don't be so hard on yourself. Yes... Hershey knows and understands your grief.
And she will be always there for you, like we are even from far away!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Aw, we are sure that Huskee and Hershey know how much you love them, and they love you no matter what.
What a great pressie they got!

Ms. ~K said...

Remember, a dog's love is unconditional, so unlike most humans!
Whether you are weak or strong, they will always be there for you!

Lacy said...

w00fs, just like it wuz said, dog loves us no matter what..u had a very terrible thing happen to u and she was there to help takes each of us different amounts of time to learn to accept things..she knows u loves her..

b safe,

The OP Pack said...

Everyone has their time of need, and you have had more than your share. If your pups were able to give you what you needed, just take it and feel better. That's is the one good thing about pets, they will give and give and not ask for anything back. This IS your year, go hug your pups and let them love you. That's what love is all about.

Woos, the OP Pack


Shane, please don't be so hard on yourself. You have been through so much in the last few years. Dogs understand and they know when you are in pain. Just being with their humans make them happy. My Samantha will have been gone 5 years on the 24th and I miss her everyday but my Mona is always here for me just as Hershey and Huskee are for you.

Be strong....Sarah

Dawn said...

Shane, don't beat yourself up. You can't be anything else but the person you are right now. The dogs love you no matter what, that's the cool thing about dogs! Whatever makes you happy makes them happy. So give them a hug and a kiss and take them for a walk today. It's OK.

Joe Stains said...

We are sure Hershey understands and will be there for you no matter what. We just hope you are feeling a bit better.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we didn't realize Huskee didn't live with you. It's been a rough year for you. Hershey will continue to love you, but will probably relish any extra attention you offer.

Yes, life is very fragile!

Raising Addie said...

We are soooo happy that you enjoyed your gifts!!

We know that you love Huskee and Hershey. The best thing about our pups is that they will always be there for us regardless if we are distracted or busy. They love us unconditionally. :)

Thank you for thinking of Lucie!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey