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To Remember a special Girl Happy Hannah Four years as an Angel

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

I know Sally doesn’t do her own blog posts but today is a day I won’t forget.  Today 4 years ago sweet Happy Hannah gained her Angel Wings.    I know I was totally devastated to hear that news.  She had beat the odds by a Year and 2 months.  We all wonder how our dogs will do on 3 legs.  I won’t forget the first time Sally posted and was panicked and worried she did the wrong thing.  We helped her through the recover and Sally has been our biggest cheerleader on the site ever since she joined.  Even going through grief she has helped many many others.

Here is to Sally & Happy Hannah.  She will never be forgotten Sally

 

Happy Hannah’s Snacks

 

I found this that Martha from the Oak Town Pack posted on the original post Sally did.  I wanted to re-share this

 

 

Things to do after your dog has died

Sweep the floor

Look out the window

Pant

Make a cup of tea and some toast

But then not eat them

Change the sheets on the bed

Try to sing

Start to cry

Forget what day it is

Stumble into a corner of the floor and hold your knees tightly

Keen

Pull yourself together

Make another cup of tea and this time drink it

Look out a different window

Stare at that spot on the floor where your dog used to stretch out, languid and happy, his paws twitching as he raced across sleep meadows and into dream ravines filled with moss and ferns and the scent of foxes

Look for the Kleenex

Use toilet paper instead

Wander around the house, your heart like a damned anvil in your chest

Heat up leftovers

Push them around the plate before leaving the entire thing in the sink

Look for what is not there

Hear things

Feel the forgotten fur beneath your fingertips

Feel the forgetting begin

Hold a memory, any memory, bright and shining, soft and sad, smelling of wet fur and leaves, with a whisker there and muddy paw prints left on the stairs, of a walk of a hike of a trip to the park with a treat and a bone and a belly rub snacks stolen off the counter and tug of war and the squeaky toy a glance of complicity in play with your hand on head with tail wagging and breath misting in the morning light or the moon over the trees while an owl croons ears are pricked and nose to the ground sniffing, sniffing, sniffing following the invisible trail to its joyful finding

Put on your pajamas

Turn around three times before you curl up by the rope toy and find yourself chasing the echo of a bark into a night that will never end

Grow a tail

Catherine Young 11.27.12

 

 

Sally we love you.   It is a great pleasure to honor your girl for you

 

 

xoxoxox

Michelle & Angel Sassy

 

PS     Here is the link to Happy Hannah’s story.  If you are new please make sure to take time to check it out.  It is long but it is a very true picture of feelings and recovery

tripawds.com/forums/treatment-and-recovery/six-days-after-rear-leg-amp-and-getting-worse-very-scared-made-horrible-decision/

Just some fun pictures and videos

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

So we have actually had a few days of nice weather here in Council Bluffs the past couple of days so the dogs have gotten to spend some time outside.  It’s going to turn icky again this weekend so we did some video today of the two girls playing .  Bosch & Jazz singing just a warning in case your dogs go crazy lol.

Bosch

 

Bosch & Jazz

Bosch & Snickers

The fun hole the girls were digging

 

Bosch & Jazz singing, Gabe hugging Snickers

 

 

 

Jazz

 

 

Snickers

April 5, 2018

 

 

hope you enjoy

 

Michelle & Angel Sassy

Results for me

Friday, March 16th, 2018

Just wanted to give an update.  Biopsy came back nothing to worry about.  Just basically a bump or something that caused calcification (always get stepped on by one of the dogs lol).  The Dr. said it could cause a lump or something that just showed up on Mammo.  So all good.

incase others didn’t see MRI results tear in rotor cuff and will be seeing ortho Dr. to see what can be done but I have plans in May so if anything will be done it would be after that.

Thanks for the prayers and good thoughts

 

xoxoxo

Michelle & Angel Sassy

All I could think of was Dr Sue’s don’t wait Aspirate.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Well I know I haven’t posted much on here.  All Furbabies are doing great.  Me not so much.  I have had some arm issues starting in November and put it off and put it off until I couldn’t take it anymore.  Finally went to the Dr.  still doing testing just had an MRI on Monday.  Any had to jump through some extra hoops to have the MRI done like have an x-ray before it could be approved.
Friday I had a mammogram (March 9).   My Dr’s nurse called said everything was good to follow up in year.  By the time I got back from having x-ray to get MRI approved the hospital was calling to say I needed further testing.  So arranged to have it done before my MRI.  Ended up having another mammogram and an ultrasound.   They found a spot.  Gave me an option as I was laying there to have a biopsy done or just to watch it.  As I was laying there crying all I could do was lay there and think what Dr Sue says “Why wait aspirate?”.  I followed that.     I had a biopsy done yesterday now the waiting starts.  Am I scared not really.  I know I have a good support system with what ever happens.  Not really worried because the Dr. thinks its more of an infection but one can never be sure.

So enough about me here is some smiling dogs at the Dog Park a couple weeks ago.

Bosch Monday night keeping me company on Monday night

3 amigos & gma

 

 

Jazz

 

Bosch

 

Snickers

 

Younger of Sassy

 

 

PS didn’t post to get sympathy (but thank you for all the well wishes) Just basically wanted to say that statement can apply in our own lives and not just our furbabies.

Michelle

Feeling a need for some Spring. Tripawd 2017 party relived

Sunday, January 7th, 2018

After almost 3 weeks of below zero temps.  I felt the need for Spring and a reminder of our 2017 Tripawd Party of the Century in VA.   I made some great friends and talking on the phone and computer just isn’t the same as being in person.  I miss all of you dearly.  Sure wish we were all some place warm and enjoying ourselves like we did in May.     I had such a great time.

So I worked on this.  I sure wish I could have found the perfect song.  Kid Rock seems ok but just not want I was looking for but I went with it anyway.

 

 

xxoxoxo

 

Michelle

Santa Paws 2017

Monday, December 18th, 2017

So we went to see Santa Paws on Dec 10,2017.   I took all 3.  You never know with an almost 12 year old Rottie if it will be their last Christmas or not (we hope not) Bosch still acts like a puppy but you just never know.

The first one in was Snickers, then Jazz and last but not least Bosch.

Snickers

 

Bosch

 

Merry Christmas.

 

 

More pictures of Snickers

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Sally asked me to post all the pictures on here so everyone could see them all.  So I will for her.  🙂

 

Introducing Snickers the Certified Therapy Dog

Sunday, November 26th, 2017

I waited to post this until we received our Vest and Id.  We finished the last of the 10 IT (in training) visits on October 21, 2017.   I sent the paperwork in on October the 24th and received our vest back November 8 or 9th.  I didn’t post because I wanted to have pictures taken as this was a very important thing to me.  I wanted to Sassy to be a Therapy dog but we never got the chance to do that.  So when I got Snickers that was a goal that I set out for us.  Lots and lots of training and here we are.

My friend from work takes pictures and did an awesome job with these.  Snickers did not want to look at the camera but thanks to a few squirrels and people walking dogs by we got some great pictures.  🙂

So without further ado.  I present Michelle & Snickers certified Therapy dog team

Birthday party for Jazz & Snickers

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

So we didn’t get to have a true party last week.  They did get a cupcake on their birthday but we had the party today because the kids were here to help celebrate.  So here is Jazz & Snicker’s 4th birthday party

Snickers

 

Birthday cake & cupcakes

 

Cupcake for the dogs (each one got 1)

 

Bosch (blury but gone in one bite)

 

 

Jazz (savoring hers.  Snickers nose photobomb)

 

Snickers took hers to the pillow

 

Snickers with her present

 

Jazz with her present (first one opened)

 

Snickers again

 

 

And yes Bosch got a present too

 

 

 

Four years ago today at Bridge for Sassy

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Four years ago today my heart broke into a million pieces.  I didn’t know how I would go on.  I sat and cried every day. I carried on here in her honor.  Without our journey we wouldn’t have met some of the greatest friends, “our family”.   This past May I continued the journey and met some of them in Virginia.    I am so glad that we got to meet.

Sassy, I miss you every day.  I know one day we will see each other again.  When we do it will be a joyous reunion.  Thank you for bringing Snickers and Jasmine to help heal my heart.  It doesn’t mean I don’t still have you in it but my heart has healed.  It took time.  I still miss you and love you.

Those of you who don’t know Sassy crossed the Bridge the same day as Karma’s Brendol.  Sassy and Brendol are great friends like Karma and I are.  I know that in my heart.

So I wanted to share a picture.  My friend made me this shirt.  I posted a picture of a shirt I liked and she kind of designed this one from that.

 

 

Brendol