Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hopefully the sunshine brings change

Yesterday was such a painful day, I couldn't even write the words in my blog. My father-in-law is okay - so without a doubt - that was the brightest and best and most thankful part of my day.  In fact, having my family healthy is the most thankful part of every day. Mr. Yesteryear Acres parents have been in my thoughts every waking moment.  We have all been so terribly worried for them.  Our visit with them on Sunday was so wrought with emotion. There were a lot of tears between Mr. Yesteryear Acres Dad and Mr. Yesteryear Acres mom.  I have never seen Mr. Yesteryear Acres dad cry and I can tell you, there was not a dry eye in the room.  There is just so much love between them. Mr. Yesteryear Acres parents have been married almost 62 years.  They grocery shop together, they go to doctor visits together, they exercise together, they never go anywhere without each other. If you think of one - you think of them both.  They are a matched set. Hearing about how close we were to losing Mr. Yesteryear Acres Dad was heart wrenching.  Our drive home from the hospital was pretty quiet.  Mr. Yesteryear Acres and I both were pretty exhausted.  We were gone for about 4 hours, which is an incredibly long time for us to be away from home. We are always sure to never be away from our home any period of time longer than 2 hours. We seldom ever go anywhere together as the puppies require too much care and one of us always stays behind.  We have missed birthdays, Thanksgivings, Christmas Holidays.  You name an important event, one of us has missed it. The care of our puppies mean that much to us. As you can imagine, we were pretty anxious to get home and when we arrived, we found we lost most of Cheyenne's litter. Cheyenne had moved her puppies and four of her puppies had died. The only thing we can think of is that someone came to visit the puppies while we were gone. We have people that want to stop by and "play with the puppies" all the time despite our strict visitation policy. Whenever anyone just drops by, the dogs all get worked up and thankfully we are here to settle them down and let them know we have things taken care of.  Without us being here and someone pounding on all the doors, Cheyenne probably worried about her new babies and moved them to a safer location.  The puppies either died in the move or she may have smothered them trying to keep them safe. It was just a devastating thing to come home to. If that were not enough, late last night we had to put one of our very beloved older dogs to sleep. Mr. Yesteryear Acres rushed the dog to the ER Veterinarian last night but there was nothing they could do. Mr. Yesteryear Acres came home last night around 12:30am exhausted and heartbroken. My only hope is that with this morning's sun, the dark clouds that have been circling us have finally ended.  We could use a little sun in our lives right now.

6 comments:

  1. Thoughts and prayers are with you...

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  2. We will send send positive and healing thoughts to you and your family.

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  3. Caring thoughts are with you and your family. Your family has definitely had a ruff go of it lately!Take care...

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