You have been on my mind so many times when I have wondered
what has happened with your beloved poodle. I wish I had kept in
better touch, but, perhaps, a part of me is still hurting so
much from Soldier and Jackie Lamb's loss that it has held me
back from vicariously going through this all over again. And
yet, that is silly, because you are still on my mind.
It is amazing that both Ray and I
still have not really healed from Jackie's death. We can't get
over how much he has impacted on our lives after such a short
time together, and we are both convinced he was
truly one of God's angels. In spite of the terrible
pain, Ray and I would never trade our precious time together
with him and the opportunity to bring such shining happiness
into that little lamb's life.
We know that going through your
doggie's cancer or death is sheer hell, and are so sorry that
you, too, have to endure this pain. You do so much to help these
precious doggies and we wish so much that you, of all people,
could be spared this crappy grief. But please do share with us
what is or has happened.
On a much happier note, perhaps you would
like an update on our Joey. I know he needs more exposure to
other doggies since he tends to fear them too easily, and I may
go ahead and take him to a really good place 50 minutes away and
wait about 3 hours for him to become more socialized with them
from time to time. But he loves Zoe, his sitter/groomer's dog.
They play very well together. And he loves the other tiny, baby
poodle that sometimes comes along with Ellen the groomer/sitter
and Zoe. Most important, Joey is one of the happiest little
boys in the world! Even his expression and movements suggest his
zest for life. He is so-o adorable!!! We are such a perfect
neurotic match for one another! He relishes nothing more
than the ridiculous humans in this house who die with delight,
drip with gooey talk, swoon and gush over every move he makes,
and even become pulled into playing that lousy
Tug, (Joey's favorite game...we hate it) whenever he wishes. And he loves
his daily walks with his Daddy, and playing in our fenced-in
huge back yard (yah...we did it, so Joey could play and run
around freely outside.) He is the never-ending center of
attention, and frankly can't understand when we have friends
over who don't understand his cuteness. Are they deaf? Don't
they get it? How could they possibly attend to other things
when he is so irresistible? ( After all, even our daughter,
Heather, can't get over how adorable, how splendid, how...well,
did you ever see anything so cute!!!, as when Joey...YAWNS! )
And, truly, Joey is
the most adorable, bright, and full of personality, little boy.
And he is so good (I finally found someone who listens to me) So
you see, Lorna, Joey was right all along... Joey and Jackie
Lamb are (and were) definitely eunuch.
We thank you so much for bringing all this joy into our lives!
We are sending lots of good wishes to you
and the doggies for a healthy, happy, fulfilling new year.