Well today is a very special day Lil Ricky, and because
of that I think anything can happen. You see today is my Mommy’s Birthday and I decided
to blog all about what an amazing woman she is!
What makes my Mom so amazing is not just all the Mom things she has
done through the years… from kissing boo boos to praying me through my prodigal
time. Or just her Mom comforts, like… big hugs,
a warm meal, a perfectly timed phone call …a word of wisdom when nothing is
making sense in my upside down world. Or the really big things...like how she could stand with her grief stricken
daughter feet from her husband’s body as we waited for what seemed like hours
for the coroner to get there before they would let me near him. I can’t even imagine
what the last few months have been like for my Mom. To not only loss her
beloved son- in- law whom she loved and who loved her dearly…but then also
watch her own child go through such heartbreak. I know she has pushed aside her own grief to
be there for me. I just want you to know
Mom I see. And yes all these things make
my Mom so amazing but really what makes my Mom the most amazing to me is how
she loves Jesus. Because her steadfast love for Him has spoken
louder and taught me more and is why I know I’m going to make it…because she
has taught me through her actions to keep my eyes on Him.
Mom may you have a beautiful, blessed…
And may the sky be the limit this year for all God has for you!
A day of rest for me …which I had yesterday… often consists of
just being able to observe my dogs in their silliness and yes sometime even in their
suffering ...and then just being able to give them extra comforts because they
have all my attention. Like Mr.
Goober who I found at one point in the day just sitting in his cage. I think because it was
up against the heater and all the baths are just getting to the poor fellow. I
gave him lots of his favorite treats…
his little spirit just looks broken to
me right now.
Richard and I could sit for hours and just watch the dogs. I guess
like people sit and watch a fish tank to relax this was our comfort. In fact on
days he was home from work and I would try to use some of that time to get extra
stuff done around the house as he watched the pack. Often while I was busying myself
with something he would call for me and say…Hon, hon come here quick!… You
want a picture of this! Although 9 times out of 10 I already had 20 pictures of
whatever he was showing me ..lol.... I always got a kick out of how much he enjoyed
the dogs and ended up just getting sucked right in with him. So that’s what I
did yesterday I took pictures of the dogs just being dogs. I just enjoyed
I guess in a way it is like a Mother with many children. You can get
so busy taking care of their needs you don’t always take the time to enjoy the
moments. Since Richard past away I’ve learned to do that more than ever.
Like this little ambush in the hall, which I got a big giggle out of.
this shot which may not look like anything to you, but was a shocker to me that
Lil Ricky was sleeping in the same bed with Binny…(the white dog). Because for
some reason he does not like her and normally attacks when she’s within 3 feet
but she’s keeping an eye on him..lol
one always make me smile when I have found the little munchkin has invaded
Jasper's Kingdom yet again and is snoozing away…
he’s completely in the dark about it …giggle.
So as I was taken pictures of the dogs just being dogs I caught
this old girl just observing right along with me. Yes even dogs know how to
stop and enjoy the moment.
you really have is…now. Yesterdays gone…tomorrows not promised…so may you find
contentment in the now.
Goober is taken a medicated bath which he has to do every day for 2
weeks…vets orders. He’s the guy I affectionately call “The boy in the bubble”. He was essentially born with a severely suppressed immune system and it’s been
a 5 year battle keeping him well. And of course this is also why no one wanted
to adopt him. So he’s basically sanctuaried here He's a Pit Bull/ Pug mix...yes really... I saw the Mom and Dad.
He’s such an enduring little guy…because he has to leave the
shampoo on for 10 minutes.
Try as he might to get it off.
Shake, Shake, Shake!
since we are giving baths…guess who’s next?
Actually Lil Ricky has become accustom to baths. I give
her one once a week.
Accustom yes…but not happy about it.
Wow, if looks could kill...lol
But one thing she does love is...
In fact when I’m blow-drying my own hair she comes running she loves
it so much.
I started doing my own grooming because I couldn’t find a
groomer that would let me stay while she was being groomed. So I did what I always do when I want to learn
something. I go to my favorite university…YTU (You Tube University). You can find a video on just about anything you want to
learn on good ol' You Tube. I feel brilliant after an hour of watching how to
Ok Mums, I’m sleepy now after all that.
So that’s bath day at the ranch…Ok 2 down 16 more
I came up with this idea for a photo shoot as I was lying in
bed the other night about to fall asleep.
So I emailed it to myself from my phone so I wouldn’t forget.
Modern technology it’s a beautiful thang!
Well the next day I got everything set up and Lil Ricky ready
and then took a deep breath as I was slipping her into the boot… because I knew
if she wasn’t going for it the whole idea was out the window.
in fact she settled right down and got so comfy from the get go I
had to get the treaties out. Not to keep her in the boot but to keep her from falling asleep on me. It must have just felt like a big old cozy
leather hug to her…lol
She just really didn’t mind at all.
Anyway… I had a purpose for this picture. And no it
wasn’t just to anguish my puppy…lol.
I think I’m different
then most folks in that I don’t buy a picture frame for a picture that I
I buy frames and wait for that perfect picture to be taken…and
then I go awwww this will be perfect for that picture frame I bought 2 years
I think I love picture frames as much as I do photos.
Because It’s like the finally touch that pulls it all
at the end of it all…I got the shot I wanted …Ricky got her cozy snooze… and
you all got a blog post I hope you enjoyed J
And I was even reminded that God used "our frame" as the finishing touch to His beloved
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained for
me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Mostly because no other dogs can get into it due to the gate.
that was until LITTLE Ricky came along.
She is so scrawny she can fit right through
whenever I go into the room during the day and make him come out of his makeshift batcave to
go potty…which he’s
already not happy about...however now it's even more so when he looks down and sees Ricky in the bed below …he
gets himself so worked up that someone has invaded his kingdom.
does not like anything in his world to change and even more so since Daddy
is such a creature of habit.
I sure love this little man that lives on my bed! J