Thursday, December 4, 2008

Sigh. Double Sigh. Triple Sigh.

I have to say, my heart hasn't been into blogging (or a lot of other things for that matter) for the last couple of days. Still isn't. But I didn't want you to think I fell off the face of Planet Blog.

First, I have to tell you how great every one's La La Goals (as I'm now affectionately calling them) are. If you haven't already, please feel free to add yours HERE. I believe there's power and support in numbers, and this is certainly a time of year when we could all use both...and then some.

But, onto my sighs. Sometimes you bump into to tough stuff and it fully takes over all your brain power. Hubby took off this morning to attend the funeral of a very dear friend's father. Our eight-year-old girlie is home covered with Chicken Pox. All this while we are very concerned for our sweet, sweet Hankdog. He's not well. And it's just hard to prepare for what is likely coming.

I've posted some more recent pictures of Hank, but here's some from Hank's younger days. The below was taken almost 11 years ago when Hank was still a puppy.

We adopted Hank as an older puppy. Before he was ours, he belonged to a little girl who decided she'd rather have Backstreet Boy tickets than her dog. That's right. She sold him to us so she could go see a concert. We felt like we rescued him. He was covered with fleas and living with big dogs that I don't think we're very nice to him. But just look at that face!

And I just love this picture. Hank and I surrounded by my very favorite flower.

Hank has been with Derek (hubby) and I before we were married. He's been with each of our girls since the day they came from the hospital. So, it's tough. Real tough...

I do have exciting happenings upcoming this weekend and next week. My mind's just not there at the moment, but I do look forward to sharing with all of you.


Kim Baise said...

My best wishes to Hank. He looks so sweet.
Be well, Hank and take it easy Jolie.

holly cupala said...

Hugs to Hank, Jolie! I'm sighing for you, Derek and the girls. He is a well-loved pup and lucky to have you for his family.

Kim Baker said...

Everything seems to happen at once. I'm so sorry, Jolie. :(

Anonymous said...

That first pet as a couple means so much. They are, in a way, your firstborn child, the first being you love and raise together. If it helps at all, I understand how it feels. RIP, dear sweet Sidney.

Hope the girlie is not feeling too under the weather is recovers soon!

Hugs to all of you!

p.s. Where did you get that super-straight hair!?

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

we lost our boxer in spring. Its very hard esp when they have really grown up with your new family. WE thought we were going to lose our Jack russell right fater the other one - but thankfully he pulled out.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear that Hank isn't well. Been there, and it sucks :( Sending you our love.
Hope that Madison feels better soon. Thinking of her as well. xoxo

Jaime Temairik said...

Oh Jolie,

I am sending Hank lots of love vibes right now, and you, too.

Laurie really nailed it in her post. What a sweet puppy photo -- you absolutely did rescue him and he is the only dog I know lucky enough to have had a photo shoot in a tulip field.

Hope your little one isn't too itchy, too, and I look forward to reading about your happier things next week.