We are, indeed, all blessed.
Today, 22nd of February, marks her 15th birthday. FIFTEEN! Where does the time go?
She has gotten slower, as most of us do as we get older. It is funny that I am older, too, and can appreciate what she is going through. We have good days and some bad days, and as most pet parents would say, what we would give to get them back to their youth.
Zush was a baby when she was in our wedding picture, and Jim and I cherish the memories we have with our girl. I was speaking to my former boss today and we talked about how the average life span for a pup like Zosia would be ten years old. I know she owes us nothing. I know I owe her every moment she has shared with me. The countless walks we have had together, my talks with her when she looks at me with those big Hires Root Beer eyes and keeps my secrets close to her. When I had ankle surgery, she would come up on my bed and lay next to me and give me comfort just by sleeping near me. The kindness she showed her “kid sister” Kasia, when she first joined our household was tremendous.I could go on and on and on…but there you have it.
Happy fifteen years to my Zosia, my Bestie.I cherish every second I have with you and love you for all you have taught me.
Well, as the song lyric goes, and my favorite version is by Frank Sinatra, “Each day is Valentine’s Day.”
Tomorrow is the 14th of February. Just another day for a whole lot of folks. My buddy,Duch, has her birthday tomorrow! My money is on the chance that most of the people will be celebrating the day set aside for love. From little fingers with construction paper, small cards, red roses, jewelry, or even engagement rings, gifts and cards will be exchanged. I know my Dad proposed to my Mom on the day back in 1941. My sister-in-law’s parents married on 2/14.
My BFF Juls is going through some angst this St.Valentine’s day, praying and worrying about medical stuff. Not everyone is looking for chocolate tomorrow. When you are lucky enough to have a significant other, the love you have translates into sharing cares and worries together. Love covers a lot of area.
Make each day your Valentine’s Day.
It has been a long week, bringing back a lot of good and sad memories. The anniversary of 9/11 was the icing on the cake.
What I’m moving forward with? Telling the people I love that I love them: you never know if you get another chance. My girls? They are getting tons of hugs and love, even more so than usual. I never know when I might not get another chance.
I read a lot of dog blogs and pages and Facebook pages, and one page by LadyBug, who is a beautiful pitbull, always turns on the GOD~DOG play. I am sure they won’t mind if I borrow one phrase from them for our good friend Lola.
“Dogspeed” our friend: you will always be in our hearts. You are the best, and always will be.
Jim and I were married August 31,and tomorrow is our 13th anniversary.
We were younger, but now we are wiser. We have changed:weight gained, lost, hair changes,friends and family no longer with us,retirement,work,new houses,…life goes on. Zush has hung in with us, and Kasia joined us half way in.
Like any other couple, we have good and bad times, but we are here and the love is stronger than ever.
My nephew Matthias is marrying his fiancée Kat tomorrow.
Where did time go?
I was twenty-eight when Matt was born.We have been through”zoomie cars”, stray cats, the family, school, the shore, my cancers,the National Weather Service, Atlantic City train trips,college acceptance….and now, a wedding.Hell, it’s only a nephew:he’s not even my son, although we always were close.
I wish the two of them all the love and patience they need for a happy and long marriage, and above all, may they never feel, as my late father-in-law used to quote:
“Marriage isn’t a word,it’s a sentence.”LOL