February 13th 2014 1:50 pm
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We still have our paws crossed that all will work out and we will still be here for a long time.
Thank you friends for always being here for me and my family, I know we haven't been around much for a while Mom is always busy with her pet sitting business, but things will be changing for us.
Mom and Dad are retiring, they paid off our house so they decided to move to Arizona. We will have a new house to live in, it is being built right now. Mom and Dad sold our only home we have known and soon we will be on our way to Arizona living in the foothills on Rincon Mountains. So what does that mean, Mom is closing her pet sitting business, Dad retires, then the new adventure begins.
We have to be out of our house by May 1st, Mom and Dad will go over in March to finalize everything with the house, come back home and soon after we will be packing up and on our way.
Until we move and get somewhat settled we probably won't be around much, Mom says she will try to let us come here, in the meantime know that we love you all, we are doing the doggie happy dance cause our voices and parents voices were heard...we all rallied and we won, never gave up!
This is what dogster is all about! love and friendship, that all came through with our fight to save our beloved Dogster and Catster...
So in closing today we want to thank our friends that have been sending us gifts with love...
Your friendship means the world to all of us and we are happy we can still all be here for one another.
Hugs to all
November 30th 2013 11:27 am
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Hello my friends, today is my 11th birthday and if not for dogster Mom would have forgotten, can you believe that...well I will forgive my Mom she has lots going on.
You see Mom and Dad have decided to buy a new home to be built in Vail, AZ., it should be ready sometime in April unless there are delays. They have been going back and forth leaving us with you got it a Pet Sitter. So Dad will be retiring soon and then we will be moving. They are trying to sell our house, the people that buy it have to be able to let Mom and Dad of course all of us as well stay until we can move to our new home. Mom is spending a lot of time going through things getting rid of stuff & donating too. What a chore for Mom.
We will be living in an adult community at the foothills of Rincon Mountains 32,000 ft up, so we may get a small amount of snow and we won't be as hot as Tucson. We are south east of Tucson in an unincorporated area. Mom is worried about us living so near wildlife so all of our lives will change, Mom and Dad will always have to be out with us we can't just go out and sit in the sun like we do now, even though we will have brick walls all around us, we have no one behind us or in front of us, we are in a cul de sac. We are all excited but scared too. Mom is sad because she will be saying good bye to all of her clients and their pets, we are leaving our hometown and their daughters. But we will be 6 hours away or about a 1 hour flight away.
Mom and dad got to pick everything out for their house, Mom got her way she told Dad no more carpet only in the bedrooms...she is tired of having to clean carpet because of accidents.
What have I been up too, not much just hanging out with Mom and Milo, as I am getting older Mom says I am getting nasty going after the kitties, sometimes me and Milo get into it. Well they bother me sometimes and I have to put all of them in their place.
We now have small doggies living next door and I just love to go over to the fence even though I can't see them I hear them we all bark and bark. I get into trouble for doing that and sometimes I am on a time out. Not fair I say.
Mom sang happy birthday to me, told me I will get a special dinner tonight but no new toys until we move, then I will get a new toy like I love.
Mom is still doing her pet sitting business, but is sad having to say good bye to some of them as she knows she won't be taking care of them anymore. Mom says she will probably sell her business here and try to get new clients in the community so she doesn't have to drive much anymore. Mom has already found us a new Vet, she hopes they are as good and nice as out Vet here. Mom already talked to them, we all will have to get rabies shots even the kitties because of the wildlife, bats being in that area....Mom isn't happy that the cats will have to get that shot and she hates for me to get it too because I had a reaction the last time I got mine. But we can't take any changes especially from those blood sucking bats.
So as you can see we have a lot going on and can't always be here, besides there isn't much going on here anymore which makes us so sad. Mom gets on and it seems like no one is here.
Well this girl needs to go, Mom says time to go out and for her to get busy...Hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving we did it was a quite day.
Thinking of you all and we miss not being here, but humans do get busy. we will let you all know what is happening again...oh Mom will put pics of where we will be living on my page.
hugs and love
March 27th 2013 3:09 pm
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Hello friends sorry we are not around much anymore, Mom seems to always have other things going on or she is on catster...sorry dogs there is more going on there...
Well we have to let you know that the last 3+ years my Mom has been helping to take care of her Mom, my grandma. She got Lewy Body dementia, she was in a board and care home being taken care of for the most part, but Mom was always having to check on her, get her the monthly supplies her Mom needed and taking her to her Dr. appts. all along still keeping up with her dog walking and pet sitting business, take care of all of us including her Moms mean cat (I don't like her)....with no family help at all.
On March 8th she got a call to let her know her Mom was running a fever, Saturday they called again late day telling Mom that she needed to take Mom to the Drs. so Mom has to go take care of kitties one needing medication. Then go get her Mom and take her to the Dr....little did she know that her Mom wasn't doing well at all...Grandma was unable to communicate and didn't recognize my Mom anymore...hasn't for some time now
Well the Dr. decided that with the condition her Mom was in she needed to go to the ER by ambulance...Mom didn't go because she needed to go home eat and take care of all of us. They called Mom to let her know that my Grandma had a UTI, still running a fever so they decided to keep her to observe her and try to get the fever down.
Mom went the next day to see her Mom, talk to the doctors and nurses...her Mom was sedated, hadn't eaten or drank anything for at least 3 days...she didn't eaten much before that. They had a case manager come talk to Mom, she really listen to Mom and her concerns about going back to the board and care home, she told the lady that they have been complaining about her Mom because she was getting too difficult for them to take care of...she would cry out every time someone touched her, was very stiff and not eating or drinking much. So the case manager decided to have the hospice nurse evaluate my grandma and talk to Mom. So the next day Mom was back at the hospital met with the hospice nurse and they decided since she wasn't responding, not eating or drinking, the fever wasn't coming down and her decline it would be best to get her into a hospice home until she passed away. Grandma had the DNR so nothing would be done anymore.
Mom had to drive out to the home to sign the papers so grandma could go there, mom was so sad and cried. It was very difficult to do this, but Mom knew it was for the best. So later that day grandma arrived, they kept her comfortable, sedated and just let the process of her getting ready to leave earth happen. Mom, her daughters and some of the family came to see her and say their good byes, it was just a matter of time.This was so hard and difficult to watch for Mom.
On the 16th of March Mom got the call at 5:35am to let her know grandma peacefully passed away. Mom has been grieving for her Mom for a while now, the mom she knew has been gone for a while now and Mom knew the decline has been coming for a long time now. So even though Mom is very upset, has cried she hasn't cried since her Mom left earth only a little.
Mom has been dealing with all of this from the start alone, no family helped in her moms care, so now Mom will have her very own private memorial and scatter her ashes. The family will have their own, Mom just can't be there knowing that none of them came to see my grandma while she was sick only at the end...Mom is afraid she will say something that will hurt others, so it is best this way...she knows her Mom would agree with her decision and will always love my Mom for her devotion and love even in the end...
The last time Mom was with grandma to say her final good bye she held her Moms hand caressing it and talking to her, all of a sudden her Mom squeezed Moms hand...this was her way of saying she knew Mom was there, she was saying good bye too and thanking her for what she alone had done for her...
So this is what happened and now me and my family have to learn to live without the one person that was always there for us....
Thank you for reading my diary...with a sad heart we must close and grieve now..Mom realized more than ever just how short life really is...tomorrow Mom goes to get her ashes, Mom knows that this is when she will cry because it will make all of this final...Mom got the cutest keepsake urn to keep just a little of her Moms ashes so she will always be near...
Hugs and love
Mia and Mom