yesterday's coffee was provided by the coffee bean. [they were celebrating their 50th anniversary and they were giving away FREE coffee all day.] bailey loves to chill at coffee shops and we love coffee, so it's a perfect combination. cheers!
january 26 holds some very sad memories for me. it is the date we lost our kibbles to cancer. she had had her share of illnesses throughout her life (a hernia, tumors, melanoma, torn ligaments in both her back legs, congestive heart failure...) but she always pulled through each one. however when cancer took hold of her, it didn't want to let her go. it was heartbreaking to watch her decline. i was watching cancer taking her away from us. each day was worse than the day before. her back legs were giving out and she had to be carried everywhere. she had no more strength to fight and no more strength to live.
it's a terrible thing when one has to be put in the position of deciding when it is time to say goodbye. unfortunately on january 26 we had been put there. i looked deep into kibbles' eyes and asked her if she was ready to move on... if it was time to make "the decision". i needed her approval. i could see in her eyes that she was ready. she was tired and the sparkle that once was in her eyes, had gone. we called the vet that very day and we took her that afternoon so she could finally be at rest. the final drive to the vet took about an hour and it rained all the way there. it's as if the heavens felt our pain and were crying with us.
i found her at a local animal shelter in 1995. she was a scrawny little mutt that stole my heart from the get-go. we were blessed to have had her as a part of our family for 14+ wonderful years. she was so much more than just the family dog. she was family in every sense of the word.
this picture was taken on the morning
of the day we had to say goodbye.
the weather kept us inside pretty much most of the day so we just spent it taking pictures. i downloaded a new app to my iphone, so i was playing with that today too. it is called instaframe and these are just a couple of examples of the frames it has. you can add effects and text and you can even upload your finished photo directly to social media sites. it's a free app and it does have a few pop-up ads but what do you want for gratis?
hubby & i were sitting in the backyard, enjoying a cup of coffee, doggies roaming, when all of a sudden aoife said there was something in the birdhouse that was sitting on the ground. i went to investigate and yes, i heard something in there too.
i put it up on the wall and waited to see what would appear. after a few minutes...
bailey is so happy the sun is still shining and the cold is gone. shh, the weatherman said rain will be back for the weekend, but let's not tell bailey quite yet.
on another note, i was surfing around for linen closet ideas and i found this little gem. someone turned the bottom drawers of their linen closet into a doggie house! i don't think bailey would use it, as she is pretty much a velcro dog and has to be with me at all times, but it sure is a cute idea!
our temps are still bone chillingly cold. weather report says tonight is going to be the coldest of the season. are you wondering why bailey is sleeping so soundly in her cotton dress, WITHOUT being piled under blankies?
yes, bailey sleeps in our bed and yes she sleeps on my pillow. actually, when we go to bed she's completely under the blankets but when i wake up, she's on my pillow. i just love waking up to her adorable little face.
i have to admit, i am in love with bailey's tiny little face. i think she is absolutely adorable. sometimes she makes the cutest expression that i just have to zoom in on her little face with her big marble eyes. this was one of those times.
we have been having some really cold days lately! even aoife, with all her pudginess, is cold! i know there are some of you out there that love the cold but i have chihuahuas and they don't appreciate the cold snap that jack frost has let loose on so cal. my chi's are counting the days until mr sun once again unleashes his soothing rays.