Hey everyone!  It’s been a while.  I figured I’d take a minute to get reacquainted with everyone and explain why I abruptly quit blogging.

There is a long and complicated story, but basically it ends with the death of my Miniature Dachshund, Max.

Here he is with his best friend, Isabella.

Max slipped two discs in his back, and was completely paralyzed from the middle of his back down.  We tried treating him with medication, and my husband even constructed him a little doggie wheel chair, but Max was never going to recover, and I had to make the heartbreaking decision to have him put down.

The weird thing is, Max was a bit of an idiot. Admittedly, he had improved drastically over the last year, but we have endured years of his bad behaviour.   For example, he would walk all the way up a big flight of stairs, jump up on Abigail’s bed, and take a pee.  That kind of  bad.

I feel kind of bad about saying this, but I was actually shocked by how devastated I was by his death.  I sobbed so uncontrollably when he died, that I actually made the vet cry!

I sulked and cried pretty much non-stop over the next few weeks, and just didn’t feel like blogging.  I know some bloggers like to pour their sadness into their blogs, but that just isn’t me, so please, don’t take it personally.

My husband had said that he never wanted another dog again, but after only a few weeks, he had contacted a breeder, and we had picked out a new puppy.

Meet Lola, our new Olde English Bulldogge puppy.

This is Lola at 9 weeks old

And here is a more recent photo taken at 13 weeks

I am in complete shock about how much I love this dog!  She is such an absolute sweetheart, and unbelievably smart; and I’m not just saying that because she’s my dog.

So that’s where I’ve been.  It’s amazing how falling in love again can help to heal a broken heart. :)

I have some really exciting things to share with all of you, but you’re going to have to check back to hear my news!  

3 thoughts on “An Explanation for my Absence

  1. Andria

    I am sorry to hear about Max. I can relate to your pain over losing a dog. I also agree that the best remedy is to find a new love. Lola is adorable, thanks for sharing.


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