It’s been a rough thirteen months for us and our pets.
On Tuesday, 3/27/2012, we sadly said goodbye to our precious dog, Katie. Her health had been failing and, quite honestly, she was the reason we stayed in Alabama as long as we did. We had developed a good relationship with a local veterinarian in Troy, AL, and wanted to continue working with him through this difficult time. We adopted Katie when she was five years old, and we had eight wonderful years with her. She lived to be thirteen.
One of Katie’s favorite things to do was sleeping.
Sam and Katie
Last year, on Saturday, 11/5/2011, we lost our precious cat, Puffy. Unfortunately, she escaped out the door to chase a squirrel and we never saw her again. We searched and searched with no success. She was a stray that we believe was dumped out in the country near our house in Virginia. We rescued her and another cat, Phoebe, in the Spring of 2009 and were blessed to have her in our lives for about two and a half years. She was only about three and a half years old at the time she took off.
“Question Mark Tail”
Best friends, Puffy and Phoebe
Also last year, on Thursday, 3/3/2011, we sadly said goodbye to our other precious dog, Mr. Sam. He was actually Katie’s brother from the same litter. He came into our lives about a year after Katie. He was totally blind and in need of a home. Of course, we took him in and reunited Katie and Sam, ending about a one and a half year separation for them. We had Sammy for about six wonderful years. He lived to be twelve.
Sam and Katie
(Katie and Sam’s rear feet are touching while sleeping.)
So, sadly, our pet count has been decreased by 50 percent in just over a year. We’ve been through this before… and we’ll experience it again. We still have Phoebe and, sisters from the same litter, Mabel and Murphy.
It’s really hard losing a pet, especially for those of us without children. Our pets are our “children.”
We’ve really gotten behind on our blog! We’ve moved four times since leaving Alabama!! Stay tuned for the updates in the next few days.
Life goes on… and so will we.