Thursday, April 14, 2011

WHEW, What a Relief!

I'm feeling very blessed today.  I had my stress test yesterday...good report -- "everything looked GREAT" were the words from the doc this morn.  So, I have decided I am going to stop worrying about my heart.  Just because there is heart disease on both sides of my family and I've now been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation doesn't mean I should stop living!  You see, my dad died in his early 50s from a heart attack; my maternal grandmother at 61 and my mother at 71, so I confess -- I am paranoid about my heart and notice every little extra beat or whatever.  However, today I'm turning over a new leaf -- I'm going to stop worrying...I will take my meds as instructed and move on!  I've got a lot of living to do!

Everyone shows pictures of their four-legged pets, mainly dogs, but some have cats as well.  Last June, we had our precious Lucy put down.  She had suffered for months from what the vet said was prob a brain tumor, so we decided to end her misery -- although her tail never stopped wagging.

Granddaughter Morgan and Lucy catch up on their sleep

 Lucy loved the MH and was always ready to go

We still miss her...she was absolutely perfect for us and was the sweetest little girl.  I still remember the day we got her and how she became a part of our family.  She was on display from the Humane Society at the local Wal-Mart.  Our grandson (Allen) came to me and said, "Nana, I have found the perfect dog for you.  Please, please come see her."  And as they say, the rest is history -- we brought her home with us that day.  She apparently had been abused because it was months before we ever heard her bark -- and then it was a result of the "bug man" who came to spray our home and Lucy became very protective.

With all that being said, I wanted to share pics of our  North Carolina grand-dogs.  First is Zoey -- she is a rescue dog.  

I teasingly say she is part-wolf -- she has blue eyes, very wiry hair and likes to show her teeth, especially when she is guarding a bone.  Actually, she scares me a little from time to time.  It's the eyes and how she looks at me -- like she could jump on me and take me out without much thought.  The only time she has ever growled at me is when she was guarding a bone and I learned really quickly that you better not go near that bone!  
Then there is Boomer.

Boomer is a fine specimen and a very sweet, sweet boy.  How can you not love that face?

The two of them get along very well...and play constantly.

See Zoey's teeth...aarrggghhh!

It doesn't matter what kind of pet you have -- he or she is a very important member of the family.

Thanks for stopping by -- we enjoy reading your comments.  For those who have blogs we follow,  we  appreciate your  willingness  to  share your adventures and wonderful pictures with us.  Until next time, may God continue to bless our voyage and our family and friends wherever you are.


  1. We've had dogs and cats that we have loved and lost. We are petless right now, and until I am settled in a new life, I won't take on any new family.

  2. We've lost 3 beautiful dogs over the past 20 years and it's very difficult especially having to make the final decision. Our 2 pups Molly and Rylie sure add a lot to our life here at home and on the road as well.

  3. I like your attitude about your heart!

  4. So glad you got a good report from the doctor and that you have a positive attitude. You go, girl!

    Your little Lucy looks like she was indeed a sweetheart. And your grand doggies are precious. Our two dogs are rescues and they are just the best. They are 13 and 14 and we know the day is coming when they will no longer bless our lives.

  5. Thanks for sharing your pictures of friends past and present. All of us who love our animal companions can identify.


  6. Your dog sure was beautiful. As mad as I get at Rusty, he is our forever dog, and can't picture our life without him now. stay safe.

  7. Hi...I just found your blog and noticed that you are in North Carolina? Where? Our son lives in Wilmington and so we try to go there at least once a year. We've been fulltiming for 7 months now (second attempt) and loving it.

  8. Lucy does look so sweet,its hard to loose one of the family. I have a sister that had a heart attack and now all she does is worry about it,told her to take care of her self but go live for today..