December 29th 2007 8:45 am
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What a year! It's been a year of ups and downs and now it's closing to an end. The year started out just fine as most years do. I have been healthy and happy. Spring comes along and all the dreaded poking and prodding from the vet happens. I got blood draws, shots, and stuff stuck up my nose to prevent kennel cough. Then I got tasty little treats called Heartgard. I only get those once a month, but I like them! As spring wore on, I noticed mom was taking my sister to the vet all the time. It seemed like they were there every other day. My sister got some med changes and they were taking all kinds of pictures of her with these things called x-rays. Oh, my sister Tara was very brave though and never complained. I admired her so much. Spring turned into summer and my hair was getting longer and longer. It was hot outside! Thank goodness for air conditioning. With the heat I saw my sister struggle more and more with her breathing. Back to the vet and more med changes. Then one Sunday morning she said her final goodbye and left us to be with all the other angels in heaven. I was so lost. Mom said I took it harder than any of the other dogs. Where did my big sister go and why would she leave me. I was sad and didn't even want to go outside. Tara used to show me where to potty and now I didn't want to potty at all. Time heals the heart though and I got better and better. Summer turned into fall and mom started looking for a new Chow sister for me but something went very wrong and she ended up adopting a crabby old Pekingese BROTHER!! I wanted a sister!!!! Well, he was old and matted and needed a home so she took him in. He's gotten better but he still steals my toys and even breaks some of them. The Chicago Bears are having a terrible football season this year, that just breaks my heart! So now fall turns into winter and here we are again. It's freezing and that long hair I complained about in the summer is finally paying off. If nothing else, it helps me stay a little warmer on our outings. I'll start 2008 without my sister but I do have a new (old) brother and I'm still healthy and happy! Many blessings to all my Dogster pals. We all wish you the very healthiest and happiest New Year.