Dog dreaming.

4 Aug

Let me catch you up.

My dearest dog Mabel is no longer with me.  About a month ago, she stopped eating and things just weren’t quite right.  After some trips to the vet and blood tests, it was determined that Mabel needed to go on doggie hospice.  There were many things that weren’t quite right, none of which could be determined/solved without extensive further treatment.  And, the truth was, my dearest dog Mabel was 10.  She received steroids to help her have a few more good days.  In those last days, she got canned dog food and all the table scraps she wanted.  Popcorn, chicken and rice, and pizza crusts.  A batch of homemade dogs bones too.  (With extra sprinkles.)  Then one Saturday evening, after many days of her owner ugly crying, it was time to take her to the vet and say goodbye.

That was just about three weeks ago now.

I’m ready for a new dog.

My house is so quiet!  And it’s just plain lonely.  I’m so ready for a new dog.  But I’m trying really hard to hold out until December when a litter of my dream dog (A golden doodle!) is due to be born.

But it’s certainly not easy waiting.  I went to go look at some puppies last night.  (I know, it was a mistake.)  But the puppy wasn’t for me.  The Boyfriend thought maybe he would like a dog and so we went to look at a litter of basset hound/pitbull puppies.  (I know.  It sounds odd.  But they were super adorable with floppy ears and short legs.)  He has since decided that he’s not quite ready for puppy ownership … but I secretly wish he were.  Then I could play with his puppy until I get mine.

Sigh.  Until December, I’ll just have to pet other peoples’ dogs.

Advertisements

4 Responses to “Dog dreaming.”

  1. Grandpa August 4, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    get a cat then you wont have to go outside in the winter…

    • Lindsay August 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm #

      Ha. I’d rather go outside in the winter than get a cat! (Though I did see a mouse in the basement a couple weeks ago so the thought crossed my mind … but no. I’m just not a cat person!)

  2. Sharon Vick August 4, 2016 at 11:51 am #

    Oh, Lindsay, I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Mabel. I know this is hard. Our dog died last summer and it was hard. We still miss her. Hang in there.

    How is your straw bale garden going? I’ve been thinking about you and your garden. My garden this year is AWFUL!!! I’m so disappointed. I don’t even have things to share with the intern! Maybe another year.

    Thank you for the nice ‘letter’ you wrote for the intern’s project on stewardship. It was SO fun to hear from our former interns. We miss you! We have been so blessed to have such great interns.

    Take care, Lindsay. Love you. Sharon

    On Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 11:25 AM, theres no place like gnome. wrote:

    > Lindsay posted: “Let me catch you up. My dearest dog Mabel is no longer > with me. About a month ago, she stopped eating and things just weren’t > quite right. After some trips to the vet and blood tests, it was > determined that Mabel needed to go on doggie hospice. There ” >

    • Lindsay August 4, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

      Thanks, Sharon. It is super hard … harder than I thought it would be. They become parts of our families!

      Stay tuned for a straw bale garden post tomorrow! I’m sorry your garden isn’t growing as it should – that’s so disappointing!

      Hugs and lots of love!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: