Friday, May 14, 2010

Some Ups & Downs

I am going to start off by saying this post has the potential to be kind of mushy, so don't say I didn't warn you. This week has been a little rough to say the least. It had all started out fine, you know the usual planning for the week of my birthday (a blessed event) :), some kickball games thrown in and Rockies game to boot. Not a bad schedule to wake up to on a Monday morning. I knew I needed to get my act together on Monday to help prepare for the crazy week that was to ensue and that's precisely what I did. Things were looking pretty good. Then Tuesday hit. I got a phone call from mom and she RARELY calls me, especially when she knows I am at work, this couldn't be good. I answered immediately and I knew something was wrong. Now before I go further I would just like to put a statement out there that my pets are my family, I love them with my whole heart so this may sound kind of silly to people who don't necessarily feel the same way, that's cool. Anyway, my mom said that our 10 year old German Short-Haired pointer had suddenly taken a turn for the worse. How could this be?? We had just seen her running around chasing squirrels and throwing her toys all over the backyard on Sunday?? What happened?? I immediately called W and we rushed to my parents house. Indeed the sweet, loveable, Brandy was in bad shape. Usually she is greeting us at the door the second she hears a car pull into the driveway...she didn't even come downstairs. It was heartbreaking. We rushed her to the vet, of course she couldn't walk so I was carrying my poor pup, who weighs over 100 pounds, like she was a baby. Sure enough the vet told us that she had some severe internal bleeding which is why she appeared to be fine just a few short hours prior. We could take her to the ICU and hope for the best but given the fact that she had a GREAT 10 years chasing squirrels, barking at bad boyfriends, and being a love bug, it was time to let her go. If any of you have ever lost a dog, it is by far one of the worst things I have ever had to witness. I know now that we did the right thing but she was part of our family. She was there for my senior prom, when I went off to college, and for that matter when I moved home after college, alway with a wagging little nub ready to brighten your day no matter what happened. Seh even let me put some of my old polo shirts on her and take her for walks, I'm sure she LOVED that! :)She was awesome and will be sorely missed. So today, if you have animals give them some extra little lovin' and your loved ones for that matter too.

Yes that is Brandy dressed up like Santa Claus, don't be confused. :)
Anyway, enough of the sappy sad stuff!!! Tomorrow I will be half way to 50. OMGEEE!!! I'm old!! Haha, we will be celebrating with my lovely cake, which I will pick up this afternoon, and then some Rockies baseball, (don't forget the beer and hot dogs of course.) I'm looking forward to spending the day at the nail salon gettin' my nails did and just relaxing! Just what I need after a rough week! I hope ya'll have a great weekend and I will be back with some lovely pics I'm
sure! Happy Friday!!!
Some 'happy' pictures!
Just a lovely cake picture, can't wait to see what this year's cake is going to look like!
A little derby pic makes everyone happy!


  1. I can't imagine how hard this week has been. I will give our pups extra love just for Brandy.

    Have a wonderful birthday!!!!

  2. Love the post Tiny. Great picture of Brandy, although I'm not sure she would appreciate being forever remembered as a dressed up Santa.
    Happy almost birthday. You're becoming an old old woman. Love and miss you!

  3. i am so, so sorry to hear about brandy. what a gorgeous dog. *hug*

    happy birthday, girl! sounds like you have a great day planned - enjoy it!