Wednesday, November 20, 2013

When I can't protect you

Originally I had planned to write an up-beat post about why I love spending hours or time in antique stores and how they have something to offer everyone, but my heart is hurting and I need to share.

We have an awesome dog named Meah. She is intelligent and always wants to please us. She loves everyone and every animal, dogs and cats alike. The only thing she has ever growled at was a scarecrow. I mean, who wouldn't? I am devastated that this had to happen to such an amazing and wonderful furry family member. 

We have been concerned for a few weeks about her hips. Hip dysplasia is very common with large breeds and she was starting to show symptoms like limping, being stiff and slow getting up and down and just having overall decreased energy when she is still just a puppy, not even a year old. Duane and I took her to the vet today and even paid the extra for the x-rays which confirmed our suspicion. Meah has bilateral hip dysplasia. She has old lady hips and she's not even a year old. 

Why our beautiful baby? I know that she is "just a dog" but she is our pup and we love her. She is part of our family and I absolutely HATE that she has to go through this and there is very little we can do about it. We can protect her from this. She has to grow up too fast now. I know there are so many more problems going on throughout peoples lives and throughout the world, but today our world was rocked in a bad way by this news. 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

mmmhmm Fall :)

Having lived my entire life in Georgia up until now, I rarely get to see the effects of fall. Georgia is pine tree central and the amount of hardwood trees that shed their leaves are far outweighed by the amount of evergreens. Tennessee is a whole other story though and it is absolutely breathtaking. It's like I woke up one morning and everything had changed overnight from a rich green to a chorus of yellows, oranges and reds. Duane, Meah and I took a walk on the local greenway yesterday to enjoy the colors while they lasted. 

Meah got caught mid-lick...or maybe I got caught?

Photo bombed by my foot :)

The weather was perfect. The scenery was magnificent. I love God's creation.