Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Good and bad news

My mom has been away at a writer's retreat in the mountains. The good news--which is really terrific news--is that a New York Times bestselling author asked (and my mom says to repeat 'asked') to write the blurb for her next book. How cool is that? Now she needs to write it. It will be a funny book because we need cheering up.

We found out last night that our little old Hootie has bone cancer. He is very weak but not in pain. He still enjoys eating but it wears him out. My mom is thinking of letting him go the Bridge on Saturday--that way she can have him to hug for most of one more day.

We will try to visit everyone this week. And we have a box from Mango that we will open. Something to look forward to!!

31 sniff-Arooos:

The OP Pack said...

Congrats to Mom - keep us updated so we can buy the book.

Sorry to hear about old Hootie - that is very sad. Our Dakota is really taking a bad turn too. It is tough to watch them be sick.

Looking forward to hearing what woo got from Mango.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...


Please pass along LOTS of Khyra khysses to your mom!

We khommend your mom fur helping him make the journey with love - and not with diskhomfort -

We'll be thinking of Hootie, your mom, and the rest of woo -

PeeEssWoo: KHONGRATS on the writer's retreat stuff!!!

Stella said...

Yea for your Mom getting such a great offer re the book!

My Mom says she knows what it is to put down a sick dog and believes it is the very kindest thing to do when there is no hope.

We will be thinking of you guys this weekend.


Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Not that it is ever something we want to do but to figure out where quality of life vs. our need to keep them close to us intersect is a difficult decision.

Thinking of you,
princess eva

Mango said...

Oh dear, that is bad news about Hootie. I know your mom will do what is best for him. Don't you worry.


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Poor Hooties. He's had a hard life, but he's had a lot of love since he came to your house. We're sorry he's going to have to leave now.

That is good news about your mom.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Congrats to your mum! What an honour. Sorry to hear abt Hootie. Sometimes, it's hard to let loved ones go but it's best for them.

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi River
We are sorry to hear about Hootie. Mom stayed home with Brutis the day before he went to the bridge. It was nice for her to spend the extra time with him.
Congrats on the book.
Love Ruby & Penny

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Ahhh River....so sorry to hear your good pal Hootie will soon be leaving you....poor old guy :o(

But....great news about your Mom's blurb thingy...yaayy, that's brilliant....congratulations to her, kisses and hugs to Hootie and slobbers to you my good man!

Lorenza said...

Hi, River.
I am so sorry to know about Hootie. Yes, it is very sad but your mom is going to do what is best for him.
Give him kisses and hugs from us, ok?
Take care

Lacy said...

woof's, congrats about the blurb, and me iz sooo sorry to hear about Hootie...mama says thats a showing of "true love", knowing when to let go..ur in our thoughts and prayers..

b safe,

Martha Basset said...

Hi River
We are so sorry to hear about Hootie. It is hard but sometimes we have to let go - we are thinking of you all.

Congratulations to your mom, that was good news.

love and kisses
Martha & Bailey xx

Suzuki said...

I am furry sorry to hear about Hootie :(
Please give your Mum big licks of comfort and congratulations from me.
Big licks to you

Painter Pack said...

Oh, we will be thinking of Hootie. Bless his heart. Woo have a strong mommy and she will take care of him. Congrats on the writing thingy for the mommy. My mommy is a writer (in her mind)...haharooooooooo!!!

Mya Boo Boo
**Outta jail**

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Pals
That's not good about Hootie. We're really sorry to hear that. It is difficult for pinkies when we get so sick.
We're sending our love.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

Alasandra said...

We are sorry that Hootie has cancer. Enjoy him while you have him to hold and when he goes to the bridge remember all the good times you have shared and know that he will always be in your heart. ~S,S, C & F

Dozer and Coop said...

We were so sorry to read that Hottie has cancer. Saturday will be a special day for everyone on the Rainbow Bridge when Hootie arrives. We will keep you in our prayers.

Love, Dozer, Dottie and Cooper

Deetz said...

I am so sorry to hear about hootie. It is never an easy thing to do, but there are so many of my friends and my brother Gizmo is at the rainbow bridge...He will not be alone.
I am so sorry

Anonymous said...

We are sad about Hootie :(

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Reiki sent to Hootie. XOXOXOX!

Sugar the Beagle said...

Hey River,

It's great news that your mummy was invited to write a blurb. How nice is that!

We're sorry to hear about Hootie and we understand that no amount of words can ever make your mummy feel good about it. It's a rough patch in life that no one will like to go through.

Nonetheless, we'll still like to let you know that we're here to render support should you need us. We'll always stand by you and your mum; we know that your mum will make decisions in the best interest of everyone.

Take care.

Sugar & Posh

Mason Dixie said...

Congratulations to your mom! =)

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so sorry to hear this news about Hootie! You guys are in our thoughts and prayers.
Congratulations to your mom, River!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Dennis the Vizsla said...

That's great news about the book, but sad news about Hootie. So I am happy and sad for your mom.

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Oh my goodness, such bad news and good. I bet emotions are on a roller coaster right now!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

We thought about you today....and we'll think about Hootie...and your Mom tomorrow, big hugs and slobbers to all xx

Stanislaw said...

Congrats to your mom! What a great accomplishment!

And be strong for her on Saturday. We're hoping for the best and for a gentle journey to the bridge for ol' Hootie.

Much love,

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi River,
Congrats on the runner up Hound Group in MangoMinster, you well deserve it!
I'm so sorry to hear the bad news about Hootie, thinking that your mom will have him to hug for most of one more day before letting him go just break my heart.
My mom had to let my brother Ringo go too and that was the painfulest thing she had to do.
Love you lots, wish Hootie all the comfort he could have and be brave, sweet River.

Anonymous said...

Hi River - I'm so sorry to hear about Hootie. But happy for your mom's good news about the book.

Your pal,

Raising Addie said...

A big congrats to your mom for her next book! That is super cool!

We are so sorry to hear about Hootie.

We hope you and your family are doing ok today. We can only imagine what you all are going through.

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Anonymous said...

Is the book about dogs?

Do let us know the name of the book. It isn't easy to get all the new books but then these two sometimes order from Amazon.

Licks n wags,