Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy News

First, to explain the happy news, I should tell you the terrible news.

Last week, Tuesday, our three dogs, Buddy, Cherrio and Grey died. It was one the most horrific things I've ever had to witness. It breaks my heart.

Samantha, being the adventurer we all know she is, found some gopher poison (we didn't even know we had this) and emptied the entire bottle into the dog's water dish. I won't go into detail, except to say that it all happened very, very quickly. I was able to be with Buddy and Grey during their final moments. Cherrio, sadly, died alone.

While our hearts are still very much broken and we are still in a bit of shock from the loss of three of our family members, we found ourselves quite lonely around here...despite all the noise going on and people around.

We decided to look for another dog. This is not to say that our feelings of saddness or the loss of our friends is any less.

So, we now have Tucker. Tucker is almost 3 years old and he's a Brittany Spaniel. He's very, very cute. He's very shy, but really good around the kids. He's never been on stairs before, so that's sort of funny to watch. He pretty much flies down the stairs if he has to go on them, but refuses to go up them.

He has a special fondness of me, which is good, but hasn't been ideal today. Simply because I'm getting dictation caught up and he's sitting under the desk at my feet farting like nobody's business. Which is repulsive to say the least...in fact, I can see the green fumes wafting up as I type. So NOT COOL!

Anyway, he's been fine so far and we look forward to having him a long, long time.

5 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Oh my goodness! How horrible! I'm so sad that you lost all of them. But I'm glad you were able to get a new family member!

vaxhacker said...

Oh, no!!!! My condolences on your loss... I hope Samantha's ok? Both from having gotten herself into that stuff, but if she's aware of what happened as a result.

Our thoughts are with you guys.

Sheri said...

Oh my! I can't believe the dogs died like that :( It is so sad! I'm glad you did get a new dog and not let the sadness make you not want any in the future though. Sounds like the new one is great too. :)

Julie said...

Jon shared this news with me yesterday. I wanted to cry. How sad!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

Oh, I can't imagine! Good for you for having such an upbeat attitude! Let me know if I can do anything for you!