Thursday, November 22, 2012

We're Thankful

It's been a very sad week, but this morning I've been thinking about Thanksgiving Day and I really do have much to be thankful for. I have a loving, supportive husband who loves our crazy lifestyle and house full of animal as much as I do.
I have a comfortable home that accommodates our large furred and feathered family.

I've had the honor of knowing some incredible dogs and sharing their lives.
I'm especially grateful that eight of our dogs survived the infection that took Samba and Sky. They were able, for whatever reason, to fight off the infection and are now healthy and happy and awaiting Thanksgiving dinner.

I'm thankful that Fudge's injury is relatively minor and he still has his eye. Dr B said one of the lacerations nicked a blood vessel causing all the blood last Saturday. The eyeball is uninjured and we're using drops and doing some therapy by moving the eyelid so that scar tissue doesn't adhere to the eye. Because Fudge is a little too excited about the whole event and is trying desperately to rub his eye, he's now receiving a light sedative along with his pain meds.
I'm thankful that we have a lovely, peaceful pet cemetery near us called Friends of the Family where Sky has joined Pylon, Bentley, Lucy, Monty and Tsar. He was cremated and his ashes scattered.
I'm thankful that Samba is back here at home with me.
I'm thankful for all the friends I've made thru blogging and very grateful for the support you've given us during this difficult year.

There's much to be thankful for today.

16 comments:

Kari in Vegas said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Mad about Craft said...

I thank you for your blog and sharing your lovely doggy family with me.

I am very sad you have had such a sad year but I look forward to enjoy more 'doggy doings' with your doggy family.

Thank you!

scotsmad said...

Yes, lots to be thankful for....and we're happy Samba is back with you.

XXXOOODaisy, Bella & Roxy

Susie and Sidebite said...

Just remember that Furiends like youe make us give thanks, cause you care for our furriends, May the rest of tha Day be wonderful in your holiday celabrations

Your Good Furiends
Susie, Sidebite, Shadow & the Peeps

Amber DaWeenie said...

And we are very thankful for our blogging friends like you. Both of us have quite a few dogs in our home and realize just how important each and every one of them is in our lives.

Wishing you a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving.

Amber and Max and the Pack
and Mom too!

Kerry said...

Have a good Thanksgiving. You are in my thoughts.

soulbrush said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and Rob and everyone in that happy little family,despite the terrible bloes you have had to endure the past few months/weeks. I have just read the past four/five posts and can't express to you what your blog does for me Sue. I want to thank YOU for writing this all down, for showing us what true love is all about, for the caring and respect and adoration you show your dogs.And they all adore you in return. Love you lots and lots. xxxxx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

You have had quite the year, and we think of you often. We are happy that you are able to see the good in life when you have had such sad days.

Wishing all our friends all over the world a very Happy Day of Thanksgiving.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Mitch and Molly said...

We are very thankful that you are our friends. (((hugs)))

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

Sue and the pack,

We are thankful for you. You have laughed with us and cried with us over the years. It means a lot to have you for a friend.

XOXO
Lynn and The Rocky Creek Clan

Sam said...

Sending you hugs. We hope you had a good Thanksgiving.

Sam

SissySees said...

What a sweet pet resting place! Our boys are in their special garden, and the girls will go in the remaining corners. At least... that's the plan now...

I'm thankful that you can count your blessings. Sometimes, that's very hard to do.

I'm also thankful for you, your pack and your blog, not to mention your continued dog-ma wisdom.

gMarie said...

I have lots to be thankful for as well. It's often hard to see. I'm glad you are able to find your blessings. Your pet memorial looks lovely. I have no idea what to do with Dudley & Lucy, right now they are home with us. And it makes me feel good. :)

Thank you Sue - for blogging, for commenting on my blog, for being a supportive friend, for knowing all the right answers in the hard times. I appreciate you and am thankful to have found you.

g

Life with Wrigs said...

It's so inspirational that you can focus on the positive after the losses and struggles you've faced these past weeks and months. I hope your days to come will be filled with joy and fun adventures with your pack!

Susan and Wrigs

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Very sorry to read about the recent loss of your two dogs. We did some back reading about what special dogs they were to you and understand your sadness. Purrs and pawtaps.

Nichole said...

What a beautiful post.