Thankful Thursday

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Thankful Thursday…

This week has been a rough week, but again I’m thankful.

  • The time that I have with my daughter.
  • Friends, who are always willing to talk to me.
  • Clothes, not just any clothes, but Size 12 pants!
  • Mom, who out of nowhere will help me.
  • Jade is getting better from being sick.
  • Jade having connection to our animals. It shows she cherishes them, and they are her close friends.
  • Paying off our car this week!
  • Having a roof, food, and water
  • A mystery flower blooming under the porch ledge.

Being Thankful doesn’t have to be about “God”; being Thankful is about being thankful in what you got. There is people in this world who doesn’t have clean water, a nice place to sleep, or even a bed to rest their head. Look around you, what do you have to be thankful for?

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Sad Day

Yesterday was such a busy day. I woke up feeling great, just somehow started running a little late to get to church, however, I did make it.

Church was great. It is always nice to go and feel uplifted,everyone is smiling, and renew yourself for the ongoing week. Well, church ended and I had to run home to get hubby.

I get home and hubby comes outside to meet me and Jade and I noticed Tonto’s (one of our dogs) water dish was knocked over. Jade went to get his water dish, and he was pouncing toward her (like he usually does when he is playing and plus she was carrying his water pail). He seems really happy and just wagging his tail. Savoy filled up his water dish and carried it back to him. They played a little more and we had to hurry up and go. So, we loaded in the car to go to a birthday party.

After the birthday party, we came home to clean up the house, and feed the dogs. As we parked the car I noticed Tonto in his dog house. He is usually never in his dog house, as this dog would lay out in the rain, or snow, now if it is lightning that is another story.
As I got out of the car I noticed he didn’t look right. He wasn’t moving, he wasn’t jumping up and down to say hi to us. Needless to say Tonto passed away. He was 7 years old, and such a good dog. He was always happy, and he would lay in your lap if you let him.

We had a memorial for him (nothing too big, but enough for us) and decided not to show Jade, but just tell her that Tonto went bye bye. Jade said, “Bye bye Tonto” and she seems okay at this point.

After the memorial I grabbed up Chubby and carried him in the house. I noticed he wasn’t acting right. He was heavy breathing like he just ran a mile in a race, but yet he was eating, drinking, and everything he usually does, he was just panting, really hard. His panting turned into heavy breathing, like puffs of air every second in a minute. I called one of my friends and his girlfriend told me to give him some allergy medicine it sounded like he was allergic to something. I proceed and I stayed up with him till 3 am this morning.

He finally dozed off before I went to bed, and his breathing got better. His ribs/abdomen still look “bigger” than normal, and he feels so warm to me. I am thinking he got too hot yesterday while we was gone and the heat got to him, I don’t know, maybe that is what happened to Tonto?

This morning he is looking better and I don’t hear his heavy breathing, so maybe he was just a bad day yesterday. I have had Chubby since ’03. He was just a little thing when I brought him home. He is just like my baby, and I think that is how most animals should be, close to your heart, and not far from your side.

This year hasn’t been the best years for animals…
R.I.P
Kitty
2 kittens – 1 week old
1 kitten – 1 month old
Dixie – Hubby’s snake
6 Chickens
… all in the past year.

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Poor Jade keeps calling the
chickens.

I came in late last night. I made sure the chickens were okay, the dogs were fine. My friends and I played with the animals before I headed to bed. I fell asleep, the dogs were barking but nothing of the unusual, as they bark if the wind blows right.
Hubby got back from fishing and noticed all the feathers in the yard. Noticed that the chickens were gone. He came to wake me up to tell me about the chickens.
We think coyotes got them. We live in the boonies, here in the south and coyotes are so bad, along with other wild dogs. Needless to say we have no more chickens. We didn’t have them in their cage, as they have been free roaming for about 2 weeks now.
Jade woke up this morning, she did her normal routine; potty, check on daddy and headed outside. She stood on the porch with her hands around her mouth and called her chicks chicks as loud as she could. I bent down and told her, “The chicks chicks went bye bye.” How do you explain to a 3 year old that the little things that would run with her, and stand by her, her “pets” are no longer here? She looked so disgusted, she threw herself on her bottom and begin to pout. I think Daddy and Mommy are going to buy “new” chickens.


(these were our big chickens)
RIP Chick Chicks
We also had 4 babies (3 months old)

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