A couple weeks ago my sister asked me to check on her puppy, Bella, during the day while she was at work. They switched her food and forgot to do it slowly, so Bella was not feeling the best.
It was good to spend time with her again and I want to take her more often, it just seems my illnesses always get in the way. But while I was there I took a couple pics of her. Enjoy! 🙂
I decided to take Benelli to Storm and my old places. This is the first place I chose to visit, a park not far from where we live. I didn’t take as many pics as I would have liked since everything is turning anything but the color of green. Maybe we can try again in the spring next year.
As expected, it was difficult visiting the park without Storm. But I was proud of myself for not crying. I know I will try to bring Benelli to the other places, although I’m not sure I will bring him to a place more than once. I want to create new memories with Benelli in new places.
I’m not sure the last time I posted three times in one day, or if it has ever been done by me. Luuuuuuuucky you!! 🙂
I still have been spending an obnoxious amount of time coloring in my free time. I happened to look at some of the books I colored some time ago, and got a warm, and fuzzy feeling seeing that I have improved. My shading has gotten better as well as coloring hair, yet I still struggle with those two areas.
Benelli is doing well and will be turning one at the end of this month. If it’s not too humid and hot out, I try and take him to the dog park to get used to other dogs. Buuuuut, he is a chicken and just drops to the ground to submit. Haha! Maybe one of these days he will surprise me and play with a dog.
He is still very naughty…
But I still love him!
I can’t remember how I recently found these, but when Storm was young, there was a business doing professional photos for about 15 minutes for 20 bucks. The funds raised was going to be donated to a dog rescue. I’m so thankful I decided to do it and after years of moving, I can’t find the physical pictures that I paid extra for. 😦 But somehow, I found these somewhere. These are the digital pictures and I have not edited them in any way. Copyright Festive Studios in Sioux Falls, SD.
I thought you guys might be wondering how Benelli is doing so decided to post some pics. He is now neutered, destroying my shoes and is doing great. Haha! 🙂
Just a couple shots of Benelli that I wanted to put up Wednesday which obviously never happened. 🙂 He has lost all his back (are they defined as “molars” as well?) teeth! And in two weeks he gets fixed. He’s getting to be such a big boy!
It has been months since I helped at doggy daycare. I (and Storm) stopped when Storm’s paw issues started. Even with four paws she would slide all over the floor there, so I knew I could no longer bring her when she only had three paws. But after Storm’s death I intentionally avoided it. I believe the power of puppies and that it might make me feel better but there were just too many memories there of her. That was HER place. She loved it there; once she knew where we were going she would go crazy. Even blocks away she would start to whine with excitement. One of the things I wanted to do with Storm before I put her down was to give her one last play at the daycare but that never happened. 😦
I know I need to socialize Benelli while he is young but I don’t get out much. Winter and cold bring pain for me. But after constantly telling myself and other people that I needed to bring him there, I finally took him on Friday. I was nervous hours before going in and had a cry session knowing Storm wasn’t coming with me. But Benelli and I finally made it.
He was terrified. I wanted to ease him into it so I placed him stay in the small dog section (which only had two dogs) for the first 30 minutes. He was not a happy camper and screamed (seriously, he was loud) at me the whole time. I then brought him out where I was in the big/regular section. He cried the whole time and clung to my leg. I laughed and would tell him that he is fine. After 30 minutes in the big/regular area I knew he had enough for the first time and brought him home.
Benelli and I want to wish you all happy howlidays! 🙂