Saturday, December 20, 2008

Nature

m The Bluebirds found the holly stuck in a watering can and gave me such joy by indulging in this Holiday treat. I continue to be fascinated by the birds. As part of my Christmas gift to ME, I've ordered me several holly bushes. They won't be here until the first part of January, but I'm so excited about them! My days pass in a blur...and some of them seem to go in slow-motion, and yet I wonder at bedtime "where did this day go". Randy and I both have been sick for the last two weeks. We both seem to be feeling better today. The tree is up and alight. The Christmas tree is my one most favorite things at Christmas, and it always takes me a while to get over missing the lights after it comes down. This Christmas will be another one of those truly bittersweet Christmas'. I just came home from the vet a while ago. As I had suspected for some time, Badger is almost totally blind. His decline has been a seemingly long journey---and then again, it seems to have been thrust upon us all of a sudden. As I sit and type this, he's asleep on my lap. His need is so great that he has to be ON me now. The vet said we should be saying our goodbyes; that he would probably greet Santa one more time; but at best we probably only have about two more weeks with him. So I'll give myself these two weeks to sit and hold him close, soak up his smells and feel, try to absorb the essence of him, preparing for his next adventure----across the Rainbow Bridge.

7 comments:

McIrish Annie said...

We have holly bushes and the birdies just love them! YOu will get lots of enjoyment from planting them.

So sorry to hear about Badger. It's never easy to lose a member of the family. Enjoy your Christmas with him.

Beth said...

I always love to see the birds at your feeder! My Rookie loves to chase the birds out of yard, so I never get to see them! Give Badger a hug from his AZ dog buddies, Rookie, Rally and Buddy. We will be thinking of you all

Libby said...

Big hugs all around to you and Badger from Harper and me *s* You'll be in our thoughts.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Kota says give Badger a big old Boxer slurp for him :O)...he says Boxer spit makes everything a little better anyway :O)...

Carol said...

Angie those bluebird pictures are absolutely beautiful...looks like a Christmas card to me!
Sending you HUGE lab love from Howie and Zack...we're sending you lots of love and lots and lots of wonderful thoughts.

Mary said...

Angie,

Hold your pup close when you can. Chloe is losing her sight - slowly, and I've noticed she wants to sit with us more often than ever.

Badger might surprise you and be with you longer than you think. We all dread Rainbow Bridge.

Hold close the ones you love and have a Merry, Peaceful Christmas.

Hugs,
Mary

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Angie! My baby is old. She is about 18 years old. Awhile ago she started getting sick a couple-three times a day. To the vet we went. A x-ray showed something at the base of her stomach. The vet suspected a tumor. He recommended surgery. My answer was no. Three years later, she is still with me. She eats like a horse and doesn't gain weight. I cherish everyday that I have with her. Cherish everyday with Badger. He may just surprise you and the vet. Take care and I'll say a pray. Lisa