Sunday, December 14, 2008

We're okay

We are doing okay. The pain is bad but Sasha would not want us to stop living. We will always remember her sweet spirit. And every single message from our DWB friends has helped ease the pain a little more. Thank you from our hearts. There is no other group of furiends so compassionate and caring. I am snuggling with my mom, keeping her heart-side warm.


Part of going on is, naturally, taking care of us. We have to eat and go out and play some. Then my mom had to pick up Tabitha from the rescue so she could foster her a little bit longer--to ease the burden on the rescue. Tabitha goes to her furever home on Friday. Hurray! Home for Christmas!!

Meanwhile, Tabitha had made a new best friend at the rescue and they asked if my mom would take him too. She said, of course. So we have a new baby named Ernie to love.
He's about 5 lbs, looks like part Joe Stains and maybe an Italian grey hound. He is so gentle and cuddly and tiny. My mom has him in the crook of her elbow as she types.

My furiend, Tatum Tot, has a new furkid they are fostering...her name is SASHA. Isn't life amazing sometimes?

25 sniff-Arooos:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad you're all okay and able to help a couple of dogs needing a temp home. But we know you miss Sasha.

Alasandra said...

River, We are glad you are doing OK. We have been thinking about you and your Mom.

We are so happy Tabitha has a forever home for the Holidays. That is so nice and her new pal Ernie looks as if he will keep you and your Mom busy. He is adorable.

The beans have been digging holes in our yard and putting post in them. We have our paws crossed that, that means a fence, which means we can rescue a doggie. Wouldn't that be a great Christmas present? We do hope we are right.

Ruby said...

Hi River
We are glad that you are ok and coping. Keeping your mom warm will be comforting for both of you.
Hugs to you
Love Ruby

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

That's grrrreat news fur Tabitha -

Ernie is a khutie - glad he's there to help keep everyone on their toes!

As for Sasha, it is only natural to miss her - in fakht, it would be wrong if woo didn't!

Just keep her in your hearts fur a while - a long LONG while!

AND make sure your mom's heart is well warmed by River and Khompany!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Raising Addie said...

I know it is so hard, but Sasha wouldn't want you guys sad.

Your new friends are very sweet.

Take good care of them River.

Kisses
Addie

Lorenza said...

Hi, River!
I know Sasha will be in your hearts forever!
You are so nice fostering those little furkids!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Southbay Girl said...

Hi River and Mom, you are being so strong!!! And mom is such an amazing person to help other doggies during her sadness!!! tabitha and Ernie are so lucky to have you and your mommy!!!

Velcro and mom Penny

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Hi River,
Good to hear that you are ok. Your mum is an amazing person. She is sad but still keeps on helping all those who need a place. Take care of her.
Lix
J&D

happy said...

River, sorry to hear about Sasha. Glad you're doing ok there. Keeping you in our thoughts.

BrandytheGreat said...

Hey there River, glad to hear of news from you! WE're so happy that people like your hooman exists on earth. That fellow looks like a skinnier version of Joe Stains, you're right!

daisydog said...

Wow Ernie is very cute! Its nice to have a new friend to show around!

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Glad you're doing a little better and trying to keep your head up.
I'm sure it helps to have lots of little ones around!
And congrats to Tabitha on your new home!!

Stanislaw said...

What an adorable duo! They look kind of beagle-ish, right? Maybe? Okay, no... but maybe you can teach them the beagle howl?

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...
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Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

We are glad you are all doing okay.

That is great news about Tabitha.

Aww Ernie is adorable, bet he is going to be a fun little character.

Love,
Holly & Zac

Peanut said...

Hi River; It made me sad to come by your blog and see that Sasha has gone to the rainbow bridge. It was good news to read that you have a new furkid to look after though. Take care. XOXO Peanut

Dannan and The Girl said...

Hi, River. It's good to hear that you all are managing, and that you are keeping good care of your Mom. Sasha would want you all to do exactly as you are doing, she picked her time to go and she wouldn't want you all to be too sad. It's really pawsome that your Mom brought Tabitha and Ernie home. Yay for furever homes! And at least Ernie won't have to be in the shelter for Christmas. Please give your Mom cuddles and hugs from us.

Love and brown dog kisses,
Dannan and The Girl

JAZZ AND DIXIE said...

Hi again River,
We got your card today - that look is priceless. Thank you very much. We wish you and your big family happy holidays too.
Lix
J&D

The Zoo Crew said...

We're glad you're hanging in there. Mom still has a hard time when she thinks about Zennie-bug. Thankfully she's busy with the rest of us to help her heart heal a bit each day.

Your foster pup is adorable!!

Mino said...

*Patz patz*

Yes~ life is amazing. So is River and your family! ^_^

Wags
Mino

Joey said...

I'm glad you're doing okay. Ernie is a cutie!

Your friend,
Joey

Koobuss said...

We are so sorry to hear of Sasha's passing. We know what it's like to lose a best friend. May Sasha rest in peace.

Good luck to Tabitha and Ernie. Looks like they got the best Christmas presents ever!

Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Deefor said...

Sad news about Sasha. But you are doing a good job taking care of your mom. She is nice to help Ernie who looks very cute. Nice present for Tabatha.

Thanks for your nice card-- you have such a nice expression.

Deefor

Clover said...

Hi there River,
I just read about your sad news on Rocky's blog. So sorry about your loss. I am sending some big puggy hugs and kisses out to you and your family.
Love Clover xo

oorvi said...

Hi River,

I am sorry to hear about Sasha. You are doing the right thing...take care of your mom. It's very tough to lose someone...especially for humans - they don't forget easily.

Licks and Wags to you and to your mom.

Oorvi