News--checking in.

I know, I keep dropping in and promising I'm coming back, that I'll be better. I'll blog more. But, it's summer. I suppose I'm taking sort of a summer break. In all honesty, I was on vacation too. I will have to tell you about it. And, I'm going to be moving. Just across town, but this move is going to require "the movers" {my husband and me} to do most of the work. BLAH! 

But, I've got to get something off my chest. I've only shared this news with close family and friends: we had to put our sweet Trekkie girl to sleep. It was quite possibly the most difficult and heart wrenching decision I've ever had to make. {Wow, am I really an adult now?} 

We adopted her from a Colorado Prison 5 years ago, actually pretty soon after we got married, she was "fully" trained by an inmate before we brought her home. We had a few bumps in the road along the way, but ultimately she was an exceptional companion. We loved her deeply. She had the smoothest ears--softer than velvet!  I feel extremely blessed to have had an extra year with her {she was diagnosed with stage 2 mast cell tumors last year} but towards the end- life became a struggle. She suffered from severe separation anxiety, which only seem exacerbated by our active lifestyle. As many of those who I've already told reminded me, we did absolutely everything we could and gave her a quality of life that sadly was probably better than some humans. 

It's been two weeks now. I'm writing this and holy cow, the tears they are a flowin'...but ultimately it's okay. I'm so glad that we were able to be with her until the very end. It was all extremely peaceful. And I hope that someday, when it's my time to go, I can be surrounded by my favorite people, completely enveloped in love. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to be greeted at the door by my Trekkie-girl.  

So, we'll miss her, and thankfully the Geek Squad was able to recover pictures--so I'll have those to remember her by...

Family Picture after Callum was born

Greeting Dad--after rolling in our back yard in Colorado-obviously we had some issues with that yard...

Helping us install hardwood floors in our house in VA. 

Enjoying the lake. 

Leaving her mark in the backyard. {I'm sorry, this makes me smile & laugh!}

Enjoying Callum's chair. 

Snuggling with Mason on the bed I made them...

"The Patient" Callum was playing Doctor with her.

She was so patient and "motherly"

Ruining my sofa. I loved her anyway. 

Those nails. Ugh. I had the hardest time keeping them short...


Making herself comfortable on my freshly made bed. 

Making Callum smile. 

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  1. I'm so sorry Danielle. It's just the worst, isn't it. Our 7 year old golden passed away unexpectedly about a year and a half ago now, and I still get upset and shed a few tears every now and then when I think about him. Trekkie was obviously well-loved in her time here on Earth. She was lucky to have you. Hang in there :)

  2. Thanks Gwen! It really is the worst...but I know she had a good life with us!


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