Thursday, February 25, 2010

We WILL be okay!

Hi, everybuddy! It's me, Patches! We just want to let you all know that we are going to be okay. Okay, maybe not right away, but with all of your support and prayers, we are headed in the right direction!

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a rare photo of Penny! Mom sneaked up on her when she was sleeping. She must have really be out because the flashy box didn't even wake her up! Maybe she was resting up for her big barkday celebration on Sunday. She will be 11 years old!

This is the last picture our mom took of Poppy. It was taken about 6 or 7 hours before she went to the bridge. We still miss her a LOT, but we are comforted by the fact that we know she's with our dad now. We are also very glad that she didn't suffer and that she showed no symptoms until about an hour before she left.

In other news from around here, our mom went to the Social Security office and found out that because she's OLD, she does qualify for some of our dad's benefits. Woohoo! That means that we get to keep our house! It sure is nice to get some GOOD news, for a change!

Our mom is trying to eat full meals again. Sometimes she succeeds and sometimes she doesn't, but that's okay. She is also sleeping all the way through the nights, unless, of course, we feel the need to pounce on her head or bark at nothing.

Thank you to all of you who have prayed for our strength. It's working, so please don't stop!

Penny and Patches


Dexter said...

Wow! An actual photo of Penny! Your mom must be very sneaky.

I guess sometimes being OLD is a good thing because it means you can stay at your estate. Keep moving forward.


Jake of Florida said...

Penny, you are so photogenic -- you should give that flashy beast more opportunities to sneak up on you!

We are so so glad to hear the good news. Since our mom and dogdad are old too -- we're glad that sometimes good comes from reaching a certain age!

Lots of wirey love to you all!!

Jake and Just Harry

Niamh said...

We are so happy to hear that you are hanging in there. Good job of your mom to sneak up and snag that photo of Penny.

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We are glad to hear the news that you will be able to keep your home - that would have been the "straw that broke the camel's back" if you had to give it up.

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you. Hang in there - I don't know that the sadness will ever completely go away, but it will subside.

The Rocky Creek Gang

Kelly said...

Hi Penny & Patches!

We've never actually 'met', but I have been following your bloggie and I want you to know that my mom and I have been praying for you.

We are praying that every day gets more bearable for you. This news about getting to stay in your home is such a relief.

We continue to think of you guys.

Pearl the pug

Fred said...

Best news of the day! Hooray! We will keep praying.

Duke said...

We're so happy to hear your good news and we're glad your mom is able to get some much-needed rest and eat some meals. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...

What a nice post to start with!

We pikhked THIS one as our furst of the day!

It looks like we made a furry good choice!

We'll khontinue to keep all of woo in our thoughts!



We are so glad to hear that the sun is starting to shine in your direction for a change. One day at a time, is what our mommy always says.

Please take care and know that you have friends here who are always happy to listen.

Riley and Star and Stephanie.

Lacy said...

w00fs, prayers never stop...and glad u got good news about the house..one day at a time...always thinking of u and the girls...

b safe,

doyle and mollie said...

oh that is such fab news that you can stay in your house we know you are the best medicine possible for your momma and will help her to stay strong over this yukky time... loves and licks!!!

Nelly said...

Hi there Patches!
It's good to hear your news. We're glad you're all slowly settling in to your new life.
We're thinking of you every day.
Nelly xx

Gus said...

Great combined sigh of relief on the house news...WHEW. One down, 653 more to go.

Yeah, muzzer is old too, so she "retired" and is staying home with us. Hey! Wait a minute! Why does she leave almost every day??

Oh, she says sometimes the terriers drive her out the front door.

OKAY! Next time I get the keys!

Teka Toy

Deetz said...

Thank you for your reply to me and I totally understand on the one photo. I did add Ms. Poppy as much as I hated to, but am comforted also that she is with her daddy. We worry about our dear friends and were especially concerned for you and your family. No words, just know we think about you everyday.

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

It's really nice to hear some good news about the house. Even being considered old is good- LOL. But you're not- only as old as you feel and some days that will be more than others. Hang in there- we're praying for you.

Eric said...

I'm grinning like a fool for your mom Patches. What good news. Little by little things will get better, take care of her while she hangs in there Patches. And give her the paws up from me and Mom for being so very, very brave. Still thinking of you all. Take care all.

Wiry love Eric xxx

hkairedalespack said...

We are relieved to hear some good news about the house. It's been a rough winter and a very hard past two weeks for you all. Life will get better but very slowly at first.
Wishing you warm thoughts and prayers, Miley and Mariah

Persephone and Buster said...

hi penny and patches... we'll be sending some of our special blue dog zen... in the meantime, slurps and butt bopps to your mom and you guys too..
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms.Blue

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

It is so nice to hear the positive tone in your words. Even the littlest of good things will make you feel better. Here's to a good week ahead of you and more thoughts and prayers from us.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, girls (mom included)!
I know it will take time to adjust but sure you will do it well.
Keeping your house is pawesome news!
Penny sure was tired if she did not mind on the flashy thing!
Please take care, eat and rest as much as you can!
Paws still crossed for you.
Kisses and hugs

Emma Rose said...

I have prayed for you every day and will continue to do so. I am so glad you are able to keep your home. That must be a huge relief.
Thank you for the update :)

God Bless,
The Duchess

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...


I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am so glad that a way was found to keep your home. Penny & Patches, take care of your Mommy - she needs a lot of hugs & kissies & luv from the 2 of you.

-Marlene, Cosmos & Juneau-

Sally said...

We are still here sending you all the strength vibes we have - we are so happy that you can keep the house - that must be a huge worry off your mind. We are still here if you need us - lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello penny and patches its dennis the vizsla dog hay we ar glad yoo ar doing a bit better and ar happy to no that poppy is keeping yore dada kompany over the bridge i no yoo miss them both but they ar together so i am shoor they ar happy!!! ok bye

Diana Chiew said...

So glad to hear some good news. You are all very strong. Keep it up!!

The Black and Tans. said...

We are so pleased you have received some good news this week..

We hope you have a lovely birthday on Sunday Penny with lots yummy things to eat.

We know all about barking in the middle of the night. The hoomans just can't hear the ants wearing hob nailed boots walking across our door steps can they?

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh Lana and girlies...
We pray and pray for you...and we're soooooooo glad you're able to keep the house!!! That's the best news ever!!!

We want you to know you've been in our thoughts constantly...

We know you must be having some signs of Spring down there...please take comfort in the hope of new growing things...

We love you...

Scruffy, Lac, Stanners and Mumsie

Sally Ann and Andy said...

It is so good to hear that some good things have been happening. You are not alone.
Sally Ann

Noah the Airedale said...

It sure is nice to see a rare photo of Penny.
We're also glad to hear your mum is doing a bit better. Sure is good news about the house. Must be a big weight off her shoulders.
You guys are all in our thoughts and we'll continue to send that wonderful aire-zen.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh girls such wonderfull news about your house!! THat is a big relief for you all...WE are still sending GIANT stregth hugs( Archie thinks we should take protein powder to make them a little stronger..) Love A+A

Duke said...

Happy birthday, Penny! We hope you get lots of hugs and a treat or two on your special day!
We're thinking of all of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Dewey Dewster said...

We're soo sorry ta hear about Poppy goin' ta the bridge.....we did read about yer Dad 'n offered our condolences but we will offer them again fer Poppy....it's nice ta know she's with yer Dad though....bet she's great company fer him...

Glad yer Mom gets the social security benefit....yer Dad earned it...glad she's eligible and ya can keep yer house.....Gram just loves yer kitchen floor....so beautiful....although we haven't seen it lately in any pics...

Dewey Dewster returns...

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