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Out of the Blue

As I already mentioned, my darling Hudson the wonder dog died in the wee hours of yesterday morning. We found her in the morning as if she were asleep, so we'll take comfort that she went somewhat peacefully, and, very true to her terrier nature, on her own terms. It's still sinking in, since we had a full day with Grandma Belle's funeral, which was quite touching and lovely, so this has all been a bit of a whirlwind. Speaking of Belle, I mentioned how the ups and downs of Hudson's and Belle's conditions seemed to match each other until they recently took turns in different directions, but them passing three days apart shows they were pretty well in sync after all. I am beside myself with grief at the moment, but I want to thank you all for your kind sympathies, as they have been a genuine comfort, and leave me overjoyed that I got to share with all of you so much of what made my baby so special over the years.

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51. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 26, 2013, 02:54 Paranoid Jack
Blue, I'm saddened to hear of Hudson's passing. My condolences to you and your family during these trying times. She sounded like a special dog. We will miss hearing of her antics.

It has been a long hard day and I was a bit down earlier. After work my wife and I took four of our dogs out for a two mile walk. Returning home I had to take care of the stray cats that sleep in our garage now that the temperatures are falling. So I was feeling a bit down because I haven't had as much time to relax lately. Plus my daughter has moved back home with her dogs. We now have six dogs... and three stray cats I'm taking care of. I've only had a chance to get one of the cats spayed. The other two cats are new arrivals. I need to get them to the clinic when I get a chance.

I don't do all the work around here when it comes to the dogs but somewhere around 80% on most days. I get up an hour earlier than I have too just to get them out side and then fed. Then I medicate them, not me. Though sometimes I feel like asking the neighbor to pass the joint over the fence. Three of our dogs need medications, one can barely walk due to her arthritis, and one can barely see due to her diabetes. But they are all so full of life and love. Which is why I do it. Dogs are truly amazing in the many ways that they can remind us to just enjoy life. And they show us how easy it is to love.

Hudson's passing reminded me again just how much all our pets mean to me. Even the stray cats I let sleep in my garage. And before you guys label me... I'm not like that crazy cat lady you heard about. Well, not yet. Three of our dogs were rescued. The cats I just feed because I refuse to let them go hungry. One was feral but trusts me somewhat and the other two are drop offs... judging by the way they always want attention.

I can hear the newcomer meowing from the neighbors roof top. She gets up there and is too afraid to come down. I put a 2x4 up so she could walk down to the fence but she still can't get up enough nerve to come down it.

I better get to bed. I've got to get up in five and a half hours and do it all over again....

This comment was edited on Nov 26, 2013, 03:00.
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