Hey All. . .
I can hardly believe that it has been over 3 months since I lost my Shotsy. The holidays were very tough, but we made it through. Not a day goes by that I don't grieve for him, but as the old adage states "Time heals all wounds".
I wanted to thank all of you for your outpouring of support and the wonderful cards, emails, and notes that were sent to me after Shotsy died. You will never know how much comfort they truly brought to me. Thank you too for all of you who have continued to check in on me letting me know you are still thinking of me. I'm truly blessed to have so many wonderful people out there who care so much.
I wanted to share this picture with you:
This is kind of my "memorial space" for Shotsy. You can see there in the center of the first shelf is the tin containing his ashes. I have a small Giant Schnauzer with a halo on top of it and my sister bought me a small pewter angel on a chain for him which hangs on the front. These are the cards that were sent which surround him. The one card sitting to the left of his tin is a hand drawing in ink of a Giant Schnauzer that my friend Mark of Deadbeat Designs drew. It is so beautiful and I was so touched that he took the time to draw it. He is so talented. Our vet's office also made a donation in Shotsy's name to a shelter. I miss him so much.
Gunther is doing well (getting fat - he now weighs 135 pounds!!!) He finally got groomed today. . .Here are his before and after shots:
I just had him shaved down so that we could get rid of all that wooliness which was really matted underneath from all of this damn snow (as you can see from the new header picture he LOVES). He is always so worn out from the groomer that he sleeps all afternoon . . .he is actually snoring right now! LOL He was so woolly, that when I was walking him in the neighborhood a few days ago, I noticed a woman walking down her driveway with her dog, look towards us coming towards her, and promptly turned around and went back up her driveway. When we got to her house, I looked up and she was standing by her house with her dog close to her laughing. She said "When we first saw you coming, I thought you were walking a small black bear and I was afraid for my dog." LOL So I knew it was time for grooming.
Also, I know a lot of you were going through the drama with me regarding my "teeth". I now have my new smile and thought I would share a picture of that with you as well:
It's kind of a cheesy grin but I wanted the teeth to show. I think my dentist did a great job. They look really natural and I have a smile I can be proud of now. I'm still going back for a few adjustments because of a few sore spots, but I'm getting used to them more and more each day.
We are still battling the harsh winter here in Indiana. . .I'm hard pressed to remember a winter so cold and snowy. Here is an example of what the "normal" has been around here for the last couple of months:
Our pool looks like a skating rink. You can see the amount of snow on the table. This was just one snow.
Well, I've taken up quite a bit of your time so I'll stop the update here. I have missed you all and am planning to get by each of your blogs soon to catch up with all of you, so expect to seem some comments soon. I have been working on cards and have several to share next post.
Again, thank you all so much for your support, and thanks for not forgetting about me.