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---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet Homer....


This has been a crappy week.  I was getting back into the swing of blogging regularly, but our Mini Schnazuer began to fail rapidly, so we made that gut-wrenching decision to euthanize her.  It will be a week ago tomorrow.  This was one very special pup - exceptionally bright - and she had such expressive eyes.  When she looked at you she was asking questions: "What can I do?  Do you need me, right now...?"  Our little Shih Tzu, while very lovable, just wants to be loved...nothing else, nothing more.  And that's a good thing, too.

We held Zoey in our arms while the doctor gave her the injection.  It was a very peaceful, gentle death.  She will always be in our memories...

We made a decision to find another dog, against popular belief.  But we thought it would be the best for us and for Katie.  Katie has had surgery, put up with that stupid collar for ten days, lost her sister, and now is beleagured by a puppy.  The little guy, Homer, is wanting to play with her but she's not wanting any part of him.  She has not growled or snapped once - although, I think if she did, he might back off. 

He was part of a litter whose Yorkie mom was stolen.  The folks that took the litter in hand-fed them around the clock so he's a real lover boy.  His dad is a Shih Tsu, so he should be a real cutie to go along with the attitude! 

By the way - I am not responsible for naming him~

11 comments:

And Miles To Go... said...

awww, I am so sorry for your loss. That is a really hard thing to have to endure, had to do it about ten years ago. Hope the rest of your week is better.

Traveling Bells said...

I am so sorry for your loss, but welcome cute guy Homer. I know he will give you lotsa lovin' to help heal your hurting heart.

Big hugs, honey...

Barb said...

I'm so sorry to hear you've had to say farewell to Zoey. It's the hardest part of loving our furry babies.

Homer is totally adorable! I'll bet he and Katie will be best friends before you know it!

big hugs :)

Sandee said...

I'm so sorry about Zoey honey. I'm not looking forward to this one bit. Not one bit. Big hug.

Homer is a cutie pie. Can't wait to see more pictures as he grows up.

Have a terrific day honey. :)

Linda said...

First and foremost, my sincerest condolences on the loss of Zoe. I know that had to be a very, very tough decision for you to make to let her go but as much as we are going to miss them, it's harder to watch our beloved pets suffer.

AS for the new little guy - what a cutie! Hopefully Katie will warm up to him soon once she's feeling better though I've no doubt an adjustment period is in order for everyone.

Big hugs and some scritches to all of you!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh gosh honey i am so sorry for your loss. i hope homer can help ease your pain and i have a feeling he can.

big hugs, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Sarge Charlie said...

hello homer, i hope you can fill a hole in my friend's heart.

Mags said...

Gracie, I am so sorry to hear about Zoey....

Homer is adorable-and I love how you put the disclaimer out there that you didn't name him!

Zane D. Clark said...

So Sorry for your loss.

Here is to your new best friend.
z

Dayngr | Dayngrous Discourse said...

How adorable your baby is. So sorry for your loss. xoxo

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Gracie, I didn't even know about the pup 'till I read it here. How have I missed it. :(
Gosh, I feel horrible...I hope that you guys are doing well and that the sweet little guy is adjusting well in your home and Katie is doing okay.