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6 years ago today Snickers and Jazz were born.  It is hard to believe that it has been six years and these sweet babies were born and brought into our lives.  We have accomplished a lot in these six years.  It has gone way way too fast.   Snickers and I are still doing Therapy dog stuff and Jazz enjoys being around the kids and just relaxing at home.


About 3 weeks ago we brought home a new little brother for Snickers and Jazz.  They are adjusting.  It is taking time.  If you can picture  Snickers (123 pounds) hiding from him.  Every time he would go around her she would jump on the couch or run and hide down the hallway.  Jazz at 106 pounds got on the couch.  We have had some boundary setting but over all we are adjusting back to a 3 pack.   He loves the water, loves to play and over all just be a puppy.  His name is Simba Wookie Bear.   Gabe and I named him.  The kids absolutely love him.












Simba 2 weeks ago




Sat Aug 17


I didn’t forget to post on FB but I was so busy that I didn’t get a post made about Sassy’s birthday.  This would have been the 5th Birthday that she spent in Heaven.  It doesn’t seem possible.  I do miss her and feel bad that I didn’t recognize her on here for that day.  I should have.    Happy Birthday in Heaven sweet girl.  Mom misses you a bunch.  Without you I wouldn’t have made some really great family members on here

It has been a rough summer around here.  I spent part of it taking care of my mom.  She fell and broke her hip while at Disney with my brother, niece and nephew.   She spent 3 days in the hospital about about 2 1/2 weeks in a Skilled nursing facility.  Then flew home on July 3 and I took care of her until I started a new job on Aug 5.


Happy Birthday Sassy



I had these shirts made for all my family here.  This is how I felt and wanted them to know it.  There were a few of us that couldn’t make it this year but they also received them 🙂


We just spent an amazing amazing week with my family from here.  I can’t believe we are all back home (some of us had more of an adventure with that than others).   We picked up where we left off the last time.   We got to see Tina from Germany again and bless her sweet soul for traveling all the way (even with a delay overnight she still toughed it out and had a great time).

Healing of our hearts and souls is what I say.    We spent time talking about our furbabies, our journeys and our sadness and healing.    Had lots of laughs and good times seeing Virginia.   I really recommend if you can have a Tripawd party in your area do it.  These ladies are the greatest.


the house we stayed at.


Beach day

One of the many dinners we shared



The Awesome Sally and I


Sally’s beautiful drawing .. with Paula, Linda & I

Happy Hanna (far right)  Frankie (middle) and Merry Myrtle (left)

Beautiful Sunset



Here is the home coming with Snickers & Jazz



Until we meet again my family.






3 weeks without Bosch

I can’t believe its been 3 weeks without Bosch.  He had such a bigger than life personality.  It feels so quiet and if this makes any sense not alive.  The girls are entertaining but we miss a big personality.  I has been hard.  I know he is healthy, happy and with Sassy and our other dogs before them.  It just is plain weird.   Very hard to put into words.

The kids really miss him.  It was hard telling them.  He has been here before they were born.  They were growing up with him here.

I wanted to say thank you to all the special people who gave donations to Tripawds in memory of Bosch.

I received some gifts from some very very special people and wanted to say thank you to them as well.

Bosch is Home






hanging outside my window






Jazz listening under the chimes.



Sassy & Bosch


I know I haven’t expressed myself the best but Thank you from the bottom of my heart.



Bosch’s loving video

So today I decided I wanted to do something to honor our boy.   I sat down and was putting together a video.  The windows movie maker crashed when i was adding music to it so had to start all over.  I am happy the way this turned out but its so hard to pick pictures and video of 13 years.

A life that was bigger than ever.   I hope this shows a little of his personality and why he was so special.  I know that he and Sassy are together and with my dogs that I grew up with.  It doesn’t make it any easier and I know this part of this journey is mine to do alone but have support through.  I am trying.   Some days will be better than others and some days will be worse than others.  I was honored to be part of his life for 13 years and I hope he is “Chasing Butterflies”.   We love you forever Bosch.

As hard as this is I know he isn’t in pain anymore.  It sure isn’t the same in the house without him.  In fact even with the girls it is too quiet.  Like a big chunk of the light is gone.  13 years of a wonderful loving boy.



Run Free my boy until we meet again




So today was a tough day.  After about a 4 month Battle with a tumor on his leg Bosch crossed the Bridge to be with Sassy.  His pal and his buddy.  He is now healthy and Happy.  I have a broken heart but I know I will see my Marshmallow Boy as I liked to call him again.  Run Free my sweet sweet boy.  You will be missed by everyone in the family, Jasmine and Snickers too.  I know this is short and I haven’t written what my heart wants to say but it is so hard to put into words.  He was our longest living Rottie one month shy of 13.  I say he was 13.  He had arthritis in his back and feet that was manageable if it weren’t for this crap disease he would have lived a lot longer.  I miss you my sweet boy.  We all do.





Snow and update

I know I haven’t posted much on here.  I try to leave the blogs for the people who still have living babies and want to update.  But I do owe it to everyone and mine to do an update once in awhile.    So I know I posted about Bosch having possible cancer.  We still aren’t sure if it is and what kind.  I know the tumor has grown and pretty much doubled in size in 2 months.  At that time the vet had looked at fluid & said it had “angry cells” and an infection so we treated with antibiotics which seemed to help some with the fluid. Well when finished it seemed like it swelled back up so we started again and finished that course.  I couldn’t tell a difference so we took him to the vet.  We decided to culture and do an x-ray.  The xray showed the tumor does involve the bone but he isn’t sure again what kind ( We did not do a biopsy) they can’t remove the tumor where it is and with Bosch’s age I am afraid to put him under anesthesia.    The culture came back staph infection resistant to almost all antibiotics only one that would touch it and they don’t sell it for human use any longer because it causes a type of anemia to humans that could be very dangerous.   So Bosch has been on those now since Sat the 9th.  I think it is helping some.

We have been having trouble getting him to eat.  I was cooking and he ate some of that for a few days then no more then we finally found a food on Thurs of this past week to get him to eat along with rice & hamburger and bone broth.  He stopped eating all of his supplements any thing he could smell or on the food that is.  If it was in pill form then I could get it down him.

So over all we are doing good and hanging in there.   The girls are doing great.  🙂


Here’s our snow day today

Snickers & Jazz( by the fence)


Snickers hopping  & Jazz


Snickers & Jazzz (closet to fence)














Sorry its so many videos

Snow storm 2018 Dec 2

So after rain all day Saturday Dec 1st.  We woke up to about 6-9 inches of snow.   So I let the dogs have a little fun time in it.   I am sorry for the branch I did move one but hurt my arm (made it sore) yes the one I had surgery on 3 months ago and not everything is totally healed on inside since they cut and repaired stuff.  The one branch that was left was too heavy for me to lift and drag by myself.

So here are some fun videos of the kids today




These 1 are of Bosch & Sassy playing in 2008.  it was December but no snow

later dec Bosch & sassy playing.  I didn’t get  alot of video but a lot of pictures


On August 19 the girls celebrated their 5th birthday.  It was very low key as I just had shoulder surgery on the 16th.  We haven’t had a  big party as I still can’t drive for awhile.  But I did want to mention they did have their birthday.





Five years ago I never dreamed I would be taking Sassy to her last vet appointment and not coming home with her.  Yes, I honestly can’t believe it has been that long.  Not a day doesn’t go by that I don’t think of her and miss her tons.   The time has flown by.  It doesn’t mean I love Snickers any less because I don’t.  This journey is one that you don’t realize you build that bond until its gone.  It is like no other.  I miss her a lot.

Without this journey I wouldn’t have made the friends and family I have.   Without everyone here that was here on our journey I don’t know how I would have made it.

Miss you my sweet sweet girl. I know you are with me every day and still gives me signs.




Also sweet Brendol went to the Bridge on this day as well.  We miss you too Brendol.   You have brought your mom & I close.  I have met your other sisters and brother.  Thank you for allowing that meeting.



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