Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wednesday wanderlust

Sunday, May 26, 2013

shock and ... awwww

Recognizing and appreciating the many sacrifices of our military men & women this Memorial Day holiday.... including their painful separation from their beloved dogs during their deployments. 

The link below has a great compilation of touching canine reunions when they return home.  {have a tissue handy}

If you ever doubted that animals have emotions.....

Friday, May 24, 2013

a long week

I have a new appreciation for what caregivers endure.

Things have been quiet here at WITW? for a while because I've been overwhelmed with caring for Buddy & Aruba.  Juggling lots of appointments with veterinary specialists, and constant dispensing and refilling of medicines... our kitchen counter looks like a pharmacy.  Worst of all tho is the sadness of watching my precious pups age.

The good news is that, with all the care + meds, they are stable, comfortable, content.  They are not in pain--- my biggest concern!!  The bad news is that Buddy's eyes are deteriorating rather than healing (the corneas of both eyes are perforated, the right much worse than the left), something that happens with age.  Earlier this week, his opthalmologist said that it's just a matter of time before he'll need his right eye removed.  Could be a month. 7 months. A year. We have no way to know.  We're putting off this surgery because Buddy's overall health is just not ideal for it; according to his cardiologist, the anesthesia could be life-threatening.  

Tough decisions.

This miracle dog has survived lung cancer (against the odds!) and congestive heart failure.  So I'm grappling with the cold hard fact that it might be his eye that is the ultimate threat to his life.  Huh ???

I hope you have a pleasant weekend (it's a 3-day holiday here in the US)... I hope to get some rest.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wednesday wanderlust

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Wednesday wanderlust

One of my favorite travel quotes!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

to all my fellow scrapbookers....

Enjoy today! :-)