So much happening in the past few days, all of it keeping me busy as a one-armed paper-hanger (no offense intended to any one-armed paper-hangers there might be reading) and my heart all in a knot.
A trip to Columbus, Mississippi for lunch with my sisters and nephews and to bring my oldest sister back home with us to spend a few days. She was hitching a ride to Arkansas with us on Monday to attend my oldest daughter, Savannah’s, nursing school Pinning Ceremony…which went splendidly.
By the time we got home Monday night it was 1am and we were all exhausted so luckily we had taken Tuesday off work to recuperate. Whew! No one ever told me getting older was such hard work.
Unfortunately, my precious furbaby, Tyson, has been getting bouts of aggression that it is believed to be early signs of canine dementia so yesterday, contrary to everything my heart was screaming, I had to have him put down before he really hurt someone. He was never aggressive toward me but it was progressively happening to everyone BUT me and it was only growing worse. Confusion was setting in and he seemed to hurt when having to get up or down.
You just have no idea…I loved this guy so unbelievably much.He always put up with my shenanigans, my dressing him up like the Easter Bunny, my kissing him all over his face…he learned tricks (even at almost 6 years old) just to please me. He was so perceptive to me and my illnesses that he knew when I wasn’t feeling well or when my blood sugar was off kilter and wouldn’t leave my side.
This beautiful boy was truly my best friend…and my heart aches deeply now that he’s gone. I haven’t been able to stop crying for long since letting him go…and I know that I will never stop missing him.
Peace & Love,