December 13, 2009

Another sad day for the family......


12 days until Christmas

"The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know. How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's it's own and what's alien?" -- Plato

Hi dear friends,

Mommy & I wants everybody to know, that doesn't know it already, how much Dogs With Blogs means to us. A few hours ago we were taking a nap.....yes Mommy did take me to the post office bright and early this morning..... when my Aunt Pam called to say that our cousin, Rob, had a stroke in church this morning and hit his head when he fell. The stroke was massive and he is not expected to make it.

Mommy just lost one cousin and has lost so many family members this year that it never seems to end. Besides still not feeling well, she's going to the doctor tomorrow, this had to happen. Death is hard, as we all know, but now at Christmas when we should be happy and laughing?

Mommy came into the computer room and was just staring at the blank screen for a long time, when a "you've got mail" message popped up. Mommy opened it up and it was a gorgeous Christmas card from Chloe @ and it made the Mommy smile and stop crying. Then she opened one from Angela and Laney @ and she smiled some more. Then she opened all the other e-mail cards I have gotten and really started laughing.....

"This is what DWB means to us. We all share our joys and heartaches with each other and draw strength from that. When Mommy is at her saddest, she only has to open a pup's blog and share in the marvelous adventures us doggies have.
She knows which pups will make her laugh, the ones that I have crushes on and all the wonderful peeps that have the great honor of our presence in their lives."

Now I need your help!! I want a new Christmas harness for the holidays and Mommy said this one is still in good shape. What do you think? Help me talk her into having Aunt Judy make me a new one.

Thanks dearest friends for being here for us all the time.

Love, kisses and {{{huggies}} to all..........Mona


Sunny,Scooter,Shamus&Jamie said...

Oh My. We are so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom in march, an aunt in Aug. It has been a brutal year in DWB, hasn't it. Our prayers are with you dear ones.
And yes sweetie, if your mom can afford it you should have a new harness. If she can't ask for a good kiss and hug instead!
(((((Big Hugs))))))
Jamie and all the Texas Sun Dogs

Frankie Furter said...

Dear Mona and your mom. I am sooo sorry to hear that one of your family has had a bad sicky thing happen. I will cross my paws in hopes that he gets better. I will raise one in the air and ask that your mom gets to feeling better soon and that your family has a happy time for the Christmas holidays.
I am sooo glad that you made it to the Post Office. That is grrreat news.

I saw on my blog that you and your mom want to send me something. I would LOVE it, butt I don't want to be an extra burden at this time. (I could use it to Hide in mom's snowment. She would NEVER find me. hehehe)
Right now you just worry about taking care of your mom and making her feel better though. OK????
Many licks and wags to you both.

Frankie Furter said...

Hi again Mona, I made this a seperate comment.
I think it would be very nice if you did get a New one. You could wear it for dress up times and the "Older" one could be for every day.
Butt, if your two leggers are all worried about the sick one... maybe you could wait for a bit.
New is NICE... butt Old is always sooo familiar and COMFY.
Maybe instead of asking your aunt to do it... you could ask Santa Paws for a new one. He has those elves to help him, you know.

Raising Addie said...

We are so very sorry to hear about your cousin. It is hard to lose the ones we love.

But we are so happy that you are our friends! You could not have said it better what DWB means to us as well.

Your harness is adorable but it is Christmas so a new one would always be lovely!

We will keep you guys in our thoughts and prayers. Oh we wish we lived closer so we could give you BIG big hugs!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Mona, we are so sorry for this latest sad news. We send purrs and tail wags for you and your mom. And Jan sends {{{hugs}}}.

Lorenza said...

I am so sorry to hear about your Cousin.
Paws crossed!
Being a girl who has more than 100 dresses... yes... you need a new harness!
The one you are wearing in the picture is beautiful and another one would be pawesome too!
I hope you get it!
Kisses and hugs

Two Country Poodles said...

So sorry to hear of you loss...Our hearts are with you.

As for a new harness a girl can NEVER have to big of a wardrobe! This way your old one will last longer by switching them up! Good Luck!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We are sorry to hear about your Moms' cousin. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

DWB is such a great group of friends. We are so glad to have met everyone this year!

Woofs and LOTS of Kisses!

Peanut said...

We are sorry about your mom's cousin. We hope the mommy feels better soon and the doctor's visit isn't to bad.
We like that harness but if you want a new one then you should have one.

C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Mona and Mommy,
So sorry to hear about your sad times. I am sending lots of puggy hugs and kisses your way in hopes that they will help to ease your sorrow.

The OP Pack said...

We didn't do the DWB card exchange but we still wish you and Mom a very happy holiday. So sorry you have sadness to deal with again. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad time.

Woos, Thunder and Phantom

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Our thoughts ekhho what The OP KS Pakhk pawed!


Huskee and Hershey said...

Oh nooo.. sorry to hear about your Mommy's cousin. Death is always never easy, especially when it happens to family or people you love. This Christmas is gonna be hard for us too cos it is our 2nd Christmas without Lucas and the 1st one without Chloe... Our mom misses them and so do we.

Hmmm.. your harness still looks pretty new to me, Mona... BUT, a pretty girl like you can never have too many harnesses!! (Just check out my mom and her stash of shoes...)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear about your mommy's cousin, Mona. She has sure had a tough time of it lately!
We're glad to hear that the Christmas cards made her smile! They do the same thing for us!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

We are so sorry to hear about your Mom's cousin, its been a rough time. DWB really does matter and make a difference. Mom has been busy a while but we can always come right back and find our friends again. Oh and of course you need a new harness, a girl can't have too many accessories!

Sweepy said...

hi Mona! just got here to thank you for your nice card which we got today! I sent ours already. hope you got it in time.

i hope your mom's pain and sadness will be eased by you and all your furry friends howliday cards...