March 19th 2009 12:30 pm
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Hey there everyone!!
Just a quick lil' check in so that you all don't think that we've disintegrated into thin air!!
(I'm kinda' gonna' cheat a lil' bit with this "mass contact" - so please don't be offended that I haven't gotten in touch directly)
It's been sooooo nuts here lately.... a family member has been in and out of the hospital for weeks with serious heart concerns and is, this afternoon, undergoing a second surgery in two weeks - to put a pacemaker into her heart.... scary stuff.
There is so much that I need to do to get caught up - and I'm not sure if I'll even be able to get started as soon as I'd like.
Emma continues to do beautifully.... she will be 8 months old on the 4th of April and is up to a "dramatic" 30 ounces!! :)
I've been doing a lot of thinking as to whether I feel she needs to endure further surgery.... she really is doing so well right now that I'm not certain it's something we need to move forward with.
We'll be watching closely and considering the concerns regarding the wide spaced skull openings... but at this point - all is well and I see no need to hinder her progress with another surgery.
I know I need to update her albums with new photos... and I promise to get to that as soon as I can.
We are still working on our Dogvice & Rachael Ray FOOD Raiser cards and should have those finished up and off to Nikki over at Dogvice by the end of the month!
We've had a few folks join in with our challenge (posted in previous blogs) and have received some fantastic Dogvice cards in support of the FOOD Raiser and Emma's foundation as well!
Right now we are up to over 220 cards that have been sent in by our friends.... and along with the 300 that Emma and I are doing personally to pitch in - we've already raised 520 POUNDS of Rachael Ray's Nutrish Dog Food for needy shelter dogs!!! And we aren't through yet!!! :)
The date on the web page shows somewhere around March 15th as the last day to send in cards to qualify for our challenge ... but we're going to go ahead and extend that through the duration of the Dogvice FOOD Raiser deadline, which I believe is the end of April.
So if you haven't yet taken part, please check out the previous blogs and web page link to join in!!
I want to thank all of you who have bombarded me with emails, letters and phone calls to check in on us.... such a warm feeling to know that we are held close in so many hearts!! I'm so sorry that I have been unable to get in touch with you all.
Deb in Alaska.... THANK YOU for sharing the BEAUTIFUL memory book of our precious Teddy.... I will cherish it always!! (There is a card on the way to you... you should be receiving it soon!)
Our dear friend Diane & my sweet Bailey Jo.... Oh my gosh!!! hahaha..... to say the least, I was a little shocked to find not only a message from our vet hospital that you had called - - but the police at my door with a message that you were worried and wanted to know we're alright ... but touched also, to know that we have you out there watching out for us!!! **big hugs** =) (PS, did I ever thank you for that last box you sent?? Crayolaaaaa galore and specials for us too!!) **more and more hugs** THANK YOU!!!
I'm sorry to read of all that you are dealing with and that the harness business will be no longer.... but you've certainly earned a rest!! All will be well, my friend.... I've no doubts!
Our precious friend Linda..... I knowwww - I knowwwwww... I've been horrible in not getting back with you.... I PROMISE I'll be getting in touch in the next day or so to catch up on all that's going on. **hugssss** Love you!
To everyone who has been sending in the Dogvice cards.... they are FANTASTIC!! We are having such a time looking at all the great photos and adorable writings!!
To our new friend Gigi - - - THANK YOU SO MUCH for sending the precious lil' shirts for Em... they are adorable and should fit her perfectly very soon!!!
To our precious Page family.... I'm not sure if I even let you know that the box arrived!! I'm thinking that I did - but just in case.... THANK YOU AS ALWAYS!! Another bunch of Crayola things for the cleft kids and always a lil' special somethin' in there!! **hugsssssss** You are so appreciated!!!
To our "Friends Of Emma" Dogster group.... you are all so patient!! We just adore you!! As usual, Emma's Paw Mail went out late this month... but you all should be receiving a lil' St. Patty's Day love from Emma any day now! :)
Doc Amyyyyyyy....... I'm not sure if you check in on the blog here, but I just wanted to let you know that we got your message and are so thankful to have you out there thinkin' of us!! I'll be in touch soon and I hope all is well with you!! Love ya' girl!! **hugs**
And to everyone who continues to hold us in your hearts and on your minds... thank you so much for your love and patience!!!
Many blessings to you all!!
Dena & Emma
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