Sunday, December 14, 2008


Last week was difficult. I'd like an easy one this time, please. This morning was the last straw, my sister blowing a gasket - it's been rattling for a while, and I know she's anxious about her chances of staying employed, but.... nnngghhh (sound of teeth being gritted). I am just staggering through till Christmas, and I'd like to get there in one piece. If that's not too much to ask for.

On the plus side, the big scarey parking attendant in our local market town came over to greet the dogs, and ruffle their ears. He lost his own Great Dane a couple of weeks back, dilated cardiomyopathy - one week his dog developed a cough, and by the end of the week, despite drugs, her heart gave out. He can't face having another just yet, but likes to borrow other dogs for 10 seconds. I didn't give him the "You need a greyhound" speech, the grief was obviously still raw in his voice, but... he needs another dog.


Cheryl said...

Aww, sounds like your dogs have healing paws. It's tough to get another one after you've lost one, though. That poor man.

I just finished the Twilight series tonight. They.Are.SOOOOO.Good. Such fun! But I'm looking forward to getting some sleep now!

YMO said...

Sorry to hear about the troubles - I think many people are exhausted from the long year, winter darkness and doom and gloom all over the place. Hope it all picks up from here on in!

But it's good to know that doggies can melt the heart of the scariest souls!

HandH said...

Thanks YM - best disconnect your phone before I ring up and sob all over you - I know you're right, which is why I've been trying not to react to people's faces, I just bottle it up and then feel miserable. Anyway, hope all is well with you :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been having a rough week. It is those moments of ruffling ears and hearing someone's sadness over losing a beloved pup that can be most heart touching during a down week. I wish you and your sister well.

Stay warm and snuggle in. Hugs!