It has been so long since I have posted . I have just been so busy. My year did not start out well. It has been a really hard year and yet I continue to stay positive.
I have a lot of death in my family this year and with death also comes a lot of work from what they leave behind. I surprised myself on the amount of work and the long hours I was keeping. Eventually my body was telling me I was doing to much. So I had to rest kind of. One of the people that passed was my sister in law Fran. She lived in Missouri. I live in Western , NY. She called me to say she could not care for her dogs anymore. So me and my other sister in law Sandie drove to Missouri and back in 2 days. So I now have the responsibility of Athena and Samantha. That makes a total of 4 dogs!!!
Fran Passed away 4 weeks later from 3 brain tumors. She lived 11 months after my brother Joey her husband passed away in Aug 2015. Now I know that Fran loved her furbabies very much but I also know she did not know about dogs. Athena and Sam were not spay. Their nails never been cut and no shots. Giving them a bath was a experience.They were wild like they had no rules ever. Athena if didn’t get her way would do a constant whine which my bird picked up. I am on a limited income as I am retired and getting them spay was going to be a project so I thought. When I put the call out for help from all my animal loving friends for donations to get them shots and spay a wonderful friend Sally paid for both of them. I took them in for their spay and Samantha could not be done. She had a ear infection, Fluid in her lungs, and she is 30 lbs overweight. So I am now attending to her ear and , fluid in her lungs and she is on a diet.She will go back when she is healthy.
Athena hopped up on medication after spay
Me and Sam waiting for Athena to get out of surgery.
Sam giving some comfort to Athena when we got home.( Vet clinic was 40 miles away)
A lot of other stuff went on and did I ever feel like I was being tested. I stayed strong and I look at all the positives and that helps so much. One was knowing about dogs sure did help so, so much. Having wonderful friends and family was comfort and help. I have 2 new furbabies that are not dead. The landlord just wanted to call the pound and have them killed. Sam is only 3 years old and is she smart. Athena is 5 years old and her specialty is escape artist. I had to always stay one step ahead of her until I broke those habits. Fran was able to pass with knowing her furbabies were safe and loved.
I have learned about myself that I am a strong person.Even in my old age lol.