April 3rd 2013 9:29 pm
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Growlmy got this touching, tissue grabbing note in her inbox, today:
Not sure of the source, though...nevfurtheless, it is well worth the read:
Here it is:
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer.
I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure as they felt that Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him.
Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion.
We sat together for a while after Belker's Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why."
Startled, we all turned to him.
What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.
He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?"
The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long."
Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them;
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride;
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy;
Stretch before rising;
Run, romp, and play daily;
Thrive on attention and let people touch you;
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do;
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass;
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree;
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body;
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk;
Never pretend to be something you're not;
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it;
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good, so, love the people who treat you right.
Think good thoughts for the ones who don't ~ life is too short to be anything but happy.
Falling down is part of LIFE...
Getting back up is LIVING...
DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…
MANY PEOPLE AND FURS DO NOT GET THE PRIVILEGE.
One just can't read this with dry face windows...
And I am 10, just like Belker...but soon I will be 11, OMD! I AM getting old, BOL! But I still run like the wind...I just take longer naps to recharge the bstteries, BOL!
March 31st 2013 5:42 am
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Eggstravaganza! Don't you love the way that word rolls off your tongue?? BOL! As long as those eggs don't roll off, that would be a big mess, BOL!!
I was in the gift shop to do some Easter egg hunting, and lo and behold there is a freebie there, today!
Thank you so much Dogster-HQ for helping me and my pals have a fun and Happy Easter!
I, Freckles & my furblings Minko & Pipo; as well as our angel furblings do wish all of you a Blessed Easter and a fun day. Enjoy all those pretty eggs!
Its an Egg Bonanza, an Eggstravaganza!!
March 9th 2013 10:46 am
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Help! My Zzzz's are being stolen tonight! Not good, growlmy...not fair either! Grrr! Appawrently there is a time zone keeper who decreed that tonight an hour will be stolen, and instead it will be added to the end of the next day...how weird is that?
While an extra hour of light will aid my barking at anything time, I really like to do the Zzzz's, too. Sigh...
Growlmy says that she will be feeling it fur sure, the sleep deprivation, on account that she is working till 11pm, and then has to get up at 630am...
Anyways, enough of my grumping, here is something funny that my auntie sent us over the interwebs:
Rednecks have the lowest stress rate because they do not understand the seriousness of most medical terminology
Artery - The study of paintings
Bacteria - Back door to cafeteria
Barium - What doctors do when patients die
Benign - What you be, after you be eight
Caesarean Section - A neighborhood in Rome
Cat scan - Searching for Kitty
Cauterize - Made eye contact with her
Colic - A sheep dog
Coma - A punctuation mark
Dilate - To live long
Enema - Not a friend
Fester - Quicker than someone else
Fibula - A small lie
Impotent - Distinguished, well known
Labor Pain - Getting hurt at work
Medical Staff - A Doctor's cane
Morbid - A higher offer
Nitrates - Rates of Pay for Working at Night,
Normally more money than Days
Node - I knew it
Outpatient - A person who has fainted
Pelvis - Second cousin to Elvis
Post Operative - A letter carrier
Recovery Room - Place to do upholstery
Rectum - Nearly killed him
Secretion - Hiding something
Seizure - Roman Emperor
Tablet - A small table
Terminal Illness - Getting sick at the airport
Tumor - One plus one more
Urine - Opposite of you're out
Growlmy, What are or who are rednecks??
March 7th 2013 9:22 am
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The urka-gurka greenies that is, not the St Patty's ones...yet!
Only pawppy got those green yucks, so far growlmy & boss-boy and unfurbro have not..yet!
Today I am a DDP! WOOFS!
It seems I am also sharing the spotfurlight with my kitty brofurs...sheesh, too much stuff on one day, I heard growlmy saying that, because she has to go to her work soon...and she can't do Dogster/Catster stuff there, not that she would have time fur that, BOL!
Thanks fur all the comments, P-mails, prezzies and pics!
Here is the picture/memento Cooper and his furmily sent to me:
DDP PIC FROM COOPER & FURMILY OF TALENTED ARTISTS - THANKS!
Well, I gotta run and find out what that silly running loose...again...goat is doing...and bark at him, too, BOL!
March 3rd 2013 4:07 pm
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Yup, It IS furry green.
My page is green, a lot of my pictures are green, or at least I am wearing some green things. All of these green things are recycled, also known as going/being green. (Growlmy hasn't had a chance to get any new ones taken...but I am not grumbling...)
Pawppy is green...wait...did I just say that? Well, he was green about the gills as the saying goes, but now thankfurly he no longer looks like a green Martian, who ate all the green cheese, BOL!
Are Martians Irish? I truly do not know, but the Irish might think they approve of the greening of the earth!
Growlmy says her work palace is way too green lately, too. UGH!
The gassy-throw-up-eye-titus crud is in there, and pawppy was dealing with it, too. (Lots of urka gurkas, YUCK) Growlmy is healthy, Wow! She must be waiting to have the final green hoorah...BOL! I hope not though.
She said they diagnosed it to be the norotorious-virus that likes to go on those cruises...
And urka gurkas is not the only trouble this norotorious-virus likes to cause...well, no further info needed, BOL!
It should be renamed Norotorious-Violenticurse!! EEEUUUWWWW!
My Page: Greener
A couple of evenings ago, all of a sudden I perked up my ears...and why?
Well, next thing I knew, there was boss boy and unfurbro standing in my contaminated with Norotorious-Violenticurse den. I sure hope I don't have to see them turn green either. But of course I was furry glad to see them! A whole week of spring break with them!
There is also some green peeking out from under some areas of the yard where the snow banks have started to melt in the beautifur sunshine we had today. How long will that last before the next dumping of snow?
I am ready for a pretty green spring fur sure! That would be the greenest of all!
And now for a complete change of direction...Go Blue!
The U of M Wolverines just won their basketball game with the green MSU Spartans...I hope I don't offend any Spartans who might be reading this entry, but both Bossboy and unfurbro go to the U of M...and blue is another color that looks so beautiful to me, because it also means the sun is shining...sun puddles to bask my aging bones in...
Have a nice Green St Patrick's Day!
Stay away from pawlaces inhabited by that Norotorious-Violenticurse!
February 23rd 2013 10:22 am
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Whoo Hoo! I am a DDP today
Thanks HQ fur thinking about me and my ouchie...which by now is all better, thankfurly. I am running out the doggy door and jumping down from the raised doggy bed just as always! Growlmy doesn't see any limps either.
Thanks fur all the healing thoughts and POTP. It worked!
Thanks, too fur the prezzies on my page, and Cooper and his gang made me a nice pic to put on my page:
My DDP Pic from Cooper and furmily
Always these exciting things seem to happen on days that growlmy has to work...sigh...that is the shucks part...but pawppy should be here most of today, because it's Saturday...though I did hear that he will be going away fur a couple of hours this evening...peeps seem always to do what they want nevfurmind what a pup might want/need...which is their loving company...well, I shall watch out the window for the neighbor's activities, and fur the return of the vehicles that growlmy and pawppy left in to do their respective things...
I will try to convince growlmy to help me woof some more later...
February 17th 2013 1:11 pm
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Oh, boy, I really scared growlmy the other night.
It was supper fur the peeps...and that also means its time fur me and my kitty brofurs to help the table gathering. We gather around to hopefurly snag a tidbit...and of course I always get my chewy then, too.
Well, Minko challenged me and so I got up and followed him to the kitchen...and then all of a sudden with a big woof, I chased him back into the dining room. Bad timing:(
I furgot that pawppy was still there...and as I tried to get at Minko, he squeezed through the chair legs, but of course since I was focused on him, I furgot to judge the space too well...and OMD, I crashed into the chair leg. I let out a loud yelp of pain, then I started to keye-yeye-yeye...really loudly, and I was standing there on 3 legs.
Growlmy was in a panic, because I have clunked into things before, but nefur yelped or cried like that. She thought I had truly done it this time.
So she made me lie down,, and tried to take a feel of the leg/paw, but I wouldn't let her, nor pawppy, I growled and snapped at him...oops!
So growlmy grabbed an ice pack, and I let that be on me fur a short while, then I got up and limped, but I was bearing weight. Phew!
Growlmy picked me up and put me into my soft doggy bed and I was there for a long while, not shaking or whining...and then I heard a noise outside and down I jumped...more oops, but I still ran outside, a little slower perhaps than is my normal...but growlmy could see that while I was sore, at least there was not anything terrible that was going on, just a big bruise...now she only sees a limp if I jump up from a long nap...She says I need to be more carefur so that I do not break anything...no kitty is worth me getting injured she said...BOL! Hey, I am a JRT...OK, growlmy, I promise to try to be a little more carefur, and maybe not chase my brofurs...remember I said maybe!
And through all of that, Minko & espawsially Pipo just sat there and smirked at my discomfiture...Grrr! I shall have to chase them...um...'what did you say, growlmy??'
February 16th 2013 5:05 pm
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I am overloaded with candy...all over my page. Forty-two boxes of chocolates, OMD!
Forty-two boxes of Dogster love! That is absolutely a heart warming feeling and wonderfur to know the love thst flows here.
I want to thank all who sent them, but to do that for evfurryone who sent me one...or even several, I shall have the dogretary getting a furry bad wrist and writer's cramp! BOL!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
Woofs and a whole load of Lick-a-lots!
February 5th 2013 9:22 pm
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There is a big smoochie on my page...someone thinks I am their fave JRT Pup-Boy...does that mean they are a JRT Gal? Or some other Gal-Pup?
I am feeling like I want to smooch them back, but I don't know who to give my patented MJF Lick/Kiss to...
Those are huge red lips...tee-hee...I have pink jowls, BOL!
This pup had better watch out, if she stays as a Nonny Mouse, my kitty brofurs could well try to pounce on her...and don't furget that I, being a terrieristic pup, also go fur the rodentia that may cross my path...OK, OK, I won't snatch you in my jaws...but I sure am curious who my secretive A. N. Mouse might be!
Well, I do thank you fur these 'Big Red Lips'!! BOL!
January 29th 2013 5:54 pm
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Growlmy felt so horrible today she went to her MD...who says she just has a rip-roaring viral infection that is starting to show some bacterial overlay...whatevfur.
So she got a bunch of meds and a letter to take some sick time off work...she doesn't need to share that around!
Anyways, all of our snow and ice from the weekend is GONE, and we are left with a huge muddy mess...not to mention some big doody piles, growlmy hasn't been doing her duty in the doody dept...
Today we got up to 58 degrees, and we had huge thunderstorms and torrential downpours, too. When growlmy came back from the MD & drugstore, she sure looked like a drowned rat, BOL! Just what a terrier loves!
After that wet non-adventure she just laid low on the recliner all day, and we kept her company.
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