Posted by Dory @ Lucky Dorito on Monday, January 5th, 2015
It’s hard to believe it’s the start of 2015. I heard somewhere recently that “the year 2030 is as near to us as the year 2000″. Wow, food for thought, huh? Remember all that crazy Y2K stuff that ran rampant at the end of 1999? I dreamed when I was a girl that I would die before my 34th birthday – therefore, never living to see the year 2000. Imagine my surprise as January 1st, 2000 rolled around and I was still here. And then 2001, 2002…. yada yada all the way to 2015!! Thankfully that was nothing but a foolish dream!
2014 was a year of joy and sadness. Most notably, my sweet Lillie – the weimaraner that inspired my original blog on Windows Live Spaces “Weimiegirl” – crossed the rainbow bridge into heaven on December 23rd. My friend and vet came to my house and gave her an injection for sedation prior to the “real” injection that ended her long-suffering. She was so arthritic there at the end, unable to get her feet under her to go outside to use the potty. Her yelps of pain broke my heart and solidified in my heart that it was time. It was such a heartbreaking loss to our family – my daughters barely remember a time before Lillie was part of our family. She will always be missed.
The bright joy our family gained earlier in the year with the addition of Finlee, a miniature goldendoodle, was the only thing that makes losing Lillie bearable. Finlee was born on March 5, 2014 and came to live with us on the last weekend of April. She is such a ray of sunshine!
Lillie loved having her around – or maybe “tolerated” is a more appropriate word for an overzealous puppy that loved to pounce in her face and nibble her ears. It was precious to watch them bond and it truly seemed to breathe new life into Lillie there for a while. She had already been struggling at that point in time but kept rallying for months.
My sweet daughters have grown into such incredible young women over the past few years. I am currently the mother of a high school freshman and a high school senior. How the heck did that happen? That were just in diapers a few days ago!!
I have sooo much to write about. Last night I was shopping online for journals because I was feeling that silent yearning inside to sit down and WRITE something. After killing an hour looking at all sorts of junk, it occurred to me… DUH. Stupid. You have a blog for that!! So here I am. Slowly but surely I shall return.