Animals, Personal Journey

4 Legged Friends.

Glory 2 God.

I miss you, Little Bit.

You’re still my best friend, I miss you hiding your peppermint candy that you stole off the coffee table-stashing it in the chair in the living room which you claimed as your own.

I miss your little black nose poking underneath my bedroom door nightly to make sure I was okay still..

I miss

I Praise God for The closure He gave me when The Holy Spirit led me to sing to you as you were passing away at home in your little bed.

I praise God for all the car rides we took in my convertible with the top down-you thought it was so cool.

Thank God for all our 4 legged friends.

The world is a beautiful place because of the pets He shares with us.

This JJ Heller song came on last night-one of the ones I sang to her as she quietly left this world.

Praise God for His Tenderness & Mercy.

He is SO Beautiful! 🔥🙏

https://youtu.be/G4IuIX5N4dU

Animals, God, Life

Today & My Dog: journal entry

I found out my dog (really my best friend and daughter) has some big issues with her Pancreas. She began messing in the house again today (which I have been monitoring and taking note of for awhile now) and I finally realized that it’s not going to go away. A while back I took her to the Vet and as prescribed, we gave her a dose of medicine every day for a week to calm her tummy and stop the diarrhea. Here we are.

No worms. No reaction to pressure or heart issues. Next step…blood work. It took 8 minutes to get the results. The veterinarian showed and explained the results to me. Everything was normal…except the 2 test results that are of the Pancreas-and her numbers were “way off” as he said. Doc gave her a shot to help with her GI dilemma and feel better. Tonight we begin a new dropper medication that will become twice a day until we run out. I held onto my baby when she didn’t want to stand on the metal exam table. I kissed her cheeks and whispered sweet nothings in her big ears the whole time.

13.

Little Bit is 13 years old.

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My senior year, in 2002, we got her as a puppy from a woman that had to move. Little Bit is a furry-four-legged angel from God above. It is even more clear in the fact that she showed up just prior to the year I lost it, and the soon Bipolar diagnosis. What a friend she has been to me and still is.

From cruising downtown with LB in my convertible, to snuggles in bed while doing my homework in high school, AND college, we’ve really been close for so long. I love her. I didn’t really think about the inevitable until later this evening, at my computer in the quiet. I know that if I outlive her, which is very probable, her passing is going to be very difficult. But, hey, I lost my dad last year, so I know that this can’t be any worse than that, which I did survive.

The way she loves me…always sneaking around every closed door I’m behind, and how she uses her head and body language to express her undying love for me. Little Bit leans in and sort of curves her head around like she’s letting me know how much she adores me…There’s more. God created Little Bit in her momma’s tiny womb 13 years ago. All good things come from above. He obviously had a plan for this little, black Chihuahua. Now I see it all so clear.

I do believe with all my heart that The Lord will take care of my baby. She has emotions, a personality, expresses concern and shares love. It may not be as a human soul, but there is something inside my baby that is beyond this world. I believe our fur babies go on, my friends. I’m not saying It’s in the Bible that all dogs go to heaven, but I do know that our God is ever so loving and merciful. He Himself is the One who sends our precious pets to us to begin with, custom fitted for our unique lives.

Amen.

Animal lovers, Animal Shelters, Animals, Dog Lovers, Dogs, Personal Journey

Stray Puppy

So…

Around 11 p.m. a stray pup showed up on the back porch (which has a roof and is about the size of a small bedroom). Peering into the glass french doors of the kitchen, there he sat. So small, so helpless. My husband called me into the kitchen when he saw it, and just like he expected, I came running with a big smile on my face. I’m a sucker for puppies, dogs, and all things fur…and feathers…and fins…

Anyway…

This puppy is so cute! He appears to be a mix between a Pit bull and perhaps a Boxer? Not sure. He is obviously larger than our 3 full grown Chihuahuas. So, he doesn’t quite fit in with our bunch. But that doesn’t mean that I did not immediately pursue keeping him! Ha ha!

he is white with a brown back, white feet, and one of his eyes is in the middle of a brown spot. I’ve dubbed him Scooter for the night. As soon as I saw him, I went out to inspect. I quickly got him some food and water and lots of love! I don’t care where he’s been. Yep.

The Hubby made a make-shift home for Scooter out of a plastic tote. He cut a large hole in the lid and placed warm covers inside. I put a few treats in the back so that he would at least sniff around. I have been concerned because it is so cold out tonight.

*Update: Hubby just informed me that Scoot is inside his tote-house! Whoo!

Ironically, my mom and I went out and bought some dog food for the 3 dogs we have because the oldest, Little Bit, is 13 years old and has never had anything different than her usual brand. This was very troublesome to say the least. So, we came home and I put the rest of the other dog food into a couple zip lock bags. That, my friends, is not a coincidence-and if you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you know that I do not believe in coincidences. I believe that God Himself sent that puppy to our back porch because the little guy needed us tonight, and we most definitely followed through.

Tomorrow at 10 a.m. the local No-Kill animal shelter opens up for the day. We will be taking him there so that he will be well taken care of, and end up in the arms of his forever family. They are waiting on him, whether they know it or not. God has a plan for everything. Even this little stray puppy.

Unfortunately, I have no picture to show because he showed up so late. He’s love on four legs and I am honored to foster him tonight. And if you’ve read this far…you know how much I love animals, lol.

God bless!

 

Animal Advocacy, Animal Shelters, Personal Journey, Pets

Miranda Lambert Loves Dogs! (In case you didn’t already know)


Via countrymusicnation.com…
 
“Miranda Lambert is a big animal advocate, and she loves to help pets in need of good homes. Recently, the singer teamed up with Pedigree to make the world a better place for shelter dogs. When Pedigree launched their new Shelter Renovation Project, Miranda’s Tishomingo Animal Shelter became the pet food company’s very first beneficiary.”
See video:

Miranda Lambert Tears Up Talking About Saving Shelter Dogs

 

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From Miranda’s Facebook Page:

Every dog lover has a story to tell, and I’m so excited to unveil my own story in a documentary film that shares my passion for dog adoption. Plus, every time you share your own story using #DogTalesPedigree Adoption Drive will donate food to a shelter in need, so let’s hear your stories! #sponsored 

Miranda Lambert just happens to be my favorite singer already, so I guess now she shines a little brighter for me! 🙂

Personal Journey

Our Baby, Bella!

Our Baby, Bella!

Reminiscing with my hunny. Our baby girl turned 3 this year! She has captured the hearts of our entire family. Her favorites:
-food: pickles, -thing: having her belly rubbed, -place: in bed with mommy, -person: Josh (one of my brother in laws), -pet peeves: being held too long, and finally, Bella would like a shout out to her big sis, Lou Lou. Bella is such a blessing and life wouldn’t be the same without her!

Personal Journey

Surfing The Web For Something I’m Sure Not to Find There…

I’m scrambling around on my desk, looking for pen, paper…multiple tabs are open on my Firefox browser. From one idea to the next, from Craigslist to online gaming websites, I search. I need something to do because I am unemployed and going out of my mind. Blogging can only take up so much of my time. I am far too moody to hold down a job, but intelligent and charming enough to land any that I desire and qualify for… Oh, at all the jobs and schools I have fooled over the years! Too bad I inherited my daddy’s dark Bipolar disorder. You can have something under control, and still not be ‘the same.’

I just stopped. I closed all of those open tabs on my Firefox browser because I figured it out. What I am really looking for is love, friendship, companionship, happiness, joy, satisfaction, and contentment. None of these things are on the world wide web. All of the X Box games, online gaming sites or subscriptions, and getting my XBOX out of pawn don’t fix this. All of the sweet little kittens, puppies and other animals online for adoption or for sale are but a band-aid. There is a real problem here, folks. I have 2 dogs, and 2 birds. I still seek affection and companionship in even more animals, which I do not need, and cannot afford to support. If I were untreated for Bipolar disorder and so on, I would probably been an animal hoarder. I guess its because of all the wonderful things that our furry friends represent which we lack, we seek in them.

There is a void in me, an emptiness that doesn’t seem to be able to be filled with any hobby, object, or anything under the sun. I have been praying about the matter. Though my faith is strong, there are still dark moments such as these, when I am vulnerable, and long for deliverance.

My husband spent the day out with his brother, came home with dinner, ate in his aquarium room, and I ate in my little treadmill/office room. He goes out to smoke and comes in to say goodnight. He went to bed. Its getting dark outside. Now all of those things I mentioned are growing and becoming stronger-those feelings of sadness, loneliness and boredom.

Life is a journey. I’m going to hold onto the rails while we sail over this tide.

God bless you all tonight!

Amanda