Makenna and Jace loved it! Jaeli and Maysie...well they were a bit scared, if when he was just on the computer screen as you will notice in the top video right at the beginning! Jaeli finally realized it was okay and watched her video, but Maysie refused to leave my arms.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Good verses bad. It's like day and night. When she has fructose, the above video is how she acts for 24 hours straight. Below is how she acts for days at a time when we cut it out of her diet. And the "bad" video does not show the complete effect of it, it is usually worse than what you will see. Before we cut out fructose, I just assumed it was 3 year old behavior, she was just much more outspoken and temperamental than the others. But after seeing the change, I KNOW there has to be something she is eating to cause her to have these major mood swings. It's just unbelievable. Ready to go to the doctor and have her tested so I know for sure or can look into other possibilities. I wont give up until I figure it out. Ask anyone who is close to her and they will tell you the same as me... there is a HUGE difference!
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Well today was the day Whitney, our dog of 13.5 years was put to sleep today. Thankfully Josh was able to be with her and treated her to two juicy steaks and a walk around the neighborhood. Two of her FAVORITE things! I wish I could have been there but I don't think I could have handled it.
We have been preparing the kids for over a month now. We told them she was going to a farm to be with the other animals far away and we wont see her again. They are just too young to understand death right now. Some day.
Today when we got home, they asked if she was at the farm. I'll I could say was yes. It is too hard to talk about it or think about it. I honestly did not think I would be very emotional about it. But after talking to Josh after she had passed on, the tears came. I know she went peacefully and her time was much over do after losing her hearing, sight and control of her bowls. But it is still really hard. She was my only baby for 10 years and apart of this family for almost 14 years.
She is what got me through my first love. After we ended things, my parents felt sorry for me and let me bring her home. A friend of mine could not take care of her anymore, so I was lucky enough to take over.
She was the cutest puppy, so full of energy and life. At 2 months old she could shake. And within weeks, she knew how to sit, stay, speak, and do so many other tricks. She was very smart and always happy to play. Her favorite things were walks, rides in the car and FOOD!
She was great at alarming us when someone was near, too good at it that she was barking ALL the time towards the end and just got to be overwhelming. Every high pitched noise bothered her, I am sure it was hurting her ears and she would get scared so quickly. Storms were the worst, but she was always scared of them, we knew they were coming before they got here.
The worst part of it all was the last few months she had been losing control of her bowls and could not help herself. So we were constantly cleaning up her poo and that too got to be overwhelming.
She was the best dog I have ever had and I only hope some day, just maybe, I will be lucky enough to have another dog just as good as her.
I know you LOVED having the kids around because of all the food you got to eat off the floor. You were so good with them and it never bothered you when they tugged or pulled your hair. They sure did love you and you made a great companion for them.
My biggest regret is not giving her the attention and love she deserved the last 4 years. I am truly sorry for that Whitney.
I am grateful I got to say good bye to you last night and this morning. You will be missed. Rest in peace Whitney, I know you are in a better place.
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Thursday, December 8, 2011
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Grandma B pulled out all our old Halloween costumes and let the kids play dress up, of course they had a blast doing it!
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