(on Fridays around these parts, I take a little time to make sure that all the happy things happening in my life get a shout out)
It’s been a sad week in these parts – my sister’s dog Carly went from perfectly healthy to having to be put down in about the span of a week. She had gotten old and a little less springy in recent years, but she was always the hyper pup that she started out as. But over the past week, she stopped eating and wanting to go outside and playing — all the things that normally make her happy. They did some exploratory surgery and found massive tumors on her liver and spleen. Poor girl.
It’s the circle of life, though, and I’ll take joy in the long, fun life she lived. The dogs in our lives become such a part of the family, and it’s hard to let them go, but good to have the wisdom to know when it’s their time. And Carly will live long in our memories.
On a totally separate note, I’ve got to give huge props to Mother Nature – we’ve been having some spectacular Spring weather around here… probably the best that I remember in a long time. Warmer than it’s supposed to be, and everything is starting to explode in color. I love this time of year.