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A Sheridan Tale


Sheridan loved to be in my lap. Now, she was a 37 lbs dog so that was a little difficult, she’s more of a lap-and-a-half dog. She would spend hours just sleeping on my legs, making them fall asleep while I would watch tv or read or do my crafts.

She put up with a lot too to be in my lap. She was in easy kissing range. Every now and then I would just lift her head up and plant one on her furry little cheek. She never had a problem with it. She’d just look at me with those expressive eyes as if to say, “are you done?” and then go back to lying peacefully on my lap.

Then there were the times that she got me! She would climb up on my chair and suddenly there’d be dog tongue all over my face and I couldn’t get away from it! She and I would spend 10-15 minutes fighting over her getting to lick my face. But I couldn’t help laughing. She was just showing how much she loved me by trying to wash my face in her nasty doggie slobber. Good thing I’m a dog lover.

I loved that dog so much. She was the best dog. She had her quirks, but she was the best fit for me. And she loved my lap, for which I’m grateful because I got to spend a lot of good cuddle time with her.

I love you Sheridan.

~Kate

 

My dog is sick


I’m not sure how she’s sick. I took her to the vet the other day and they put her on a bland diet and I’m trying to give it to her but she’s not eating it. Her liver is enlarged. We’re not sure why. She’d been throwing up every morning for a week which was why I brought her in to the vet.

But now I’ve got her in my lap and she’s shivering. She just won’t stop shivering. She still hasn’t eaten anything since yesterday morning. And she’s a gobble dog. If there’s food she’d eat it. So this is really not normal.

So I’m really worried. I’m worried that I could be losing my closest friend. I’m worried that I’m going to need my dad’s help again to pay for all of her expenses, which he]s going to resent and I’m going to feel guilty about. And Sheridan will be gone.

I know I’m jumping far ahead here but that’s where my mind has to go. What if she’s in pain. What if it will take too much money to take care of her? What am I going to do?

Sheridan saved me after a really big trauma in my life. She’s been the love of my life for almost 13 years now. What kind of gaping hole is she going to leave when she’s gone?

Sleeping things


Have you ever noticed that creatures asleep are really cute? I look at my puppy (13 year old puppy) and she is just the sweetest thing when she’s relaxed into sleep.

Sometimes she snores and even THAT is cute! Mostly because they’re little snores. She also twitches in her sleep and that is just amusing as all get out.

Of course, most people with think of babies sleeping when talking about how cute something is when asleep. I agree with that, but I have a broader view too. Animals in general are very cute when sleeping.

I also like Sugar Gliders when they sleep. They get all cuddled together and you can barely tell where one stops and another begins. They curl up in a pocket and drift off.

Okay, that’s it for today!

~Kate

Pentatonix


This group is amazing. I will admit that for about 2 weeks I’ve been completely obsessed with them. I have listened/watched their YouTube videos morning, noon and night. My mom is a bit concerned for my mental health at this point. But they are SO good that I can’t help it! I am blown away by their talent and music arrangements.

I watch these guys do their thing and it’s like mentally I’m drooling because of how good they are! I get so focused on them and I revel in their musical glory.

I really wish I could be a part of a group like that.

*wistful sigh*

~Kate

p.s. if you don’t know who this group is, then y’all had better get cracking! They’re awesome and deserve to be known everywhere!

Today is about Angels

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I know that yesterday’s post was rather depressing. Sorry about that. Today isn’t like that. 🙂

Yesterday I was visited by two angels. We played cards. We talked. We laughed a whole lot and it was so much fun. The best of all? We shared love through smiles and hugs.

I don’t know what I did to deserve such amazing people in my life but you can be darned sure that I’m extremely grateful! I’m going to be on my best behavior to make sure they stay in my life forever!

Thank you for seeing in me something worthy. Thank you for being who you are because who you are is perfectly amazing. If I could give you hugs long enough and often enough to express my love for you guys, I’d never be able to let go. Which, I think, wouldn’t be a bad thing. 😉

Thank you for making my day so much brighter.

With all my love,

~Kate

Gratitude Sunday 12/7/2014

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Well, y’all obviously know what day it is. It’s in the title. *wink* But I’m really feeling it rather desperately today. The past two weeks have hit me kind of hard.

Let me preface this post with: I’m okay. I won’t go into detail about what’s happened but I feel the need to thank the people who have helped my family.

This Gratitude Sunday is dedicated to all the Emergency Responders out there, and especially to the ones who live near us.

Thank you for getting to people in need so quickly. Thank you for all the practice that you go through so that you are confident and in control when faced with all the crises that you are called out to handle.

You give comfort to people who are out of their minds with worry. You gather information so that the drs know how to properly treat the patient when they’re brought in.

I am in awe of the skill, efficiency and grace with which you do your job.

I am so grateful.

Thank you.

~Kate

This morning’s conversation with my dog.

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Me: Sheridan (my dog) no licking your butt in public!

Sheridan tilts her head to the side with wide innocent eyes as if to remind me that we are the only creatures in the room.

Me: Yes, Sheridan, when it comes to licking your butt I am still considered public!

Please enjoy your day! If you have furbabies, please feel free to post a picture or a little story in the comments!

~Kate

Gratitude Sunday 11/30/2014

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Today I am grateful for the feeling of comfort. Comfort can be felt differently for everyone, but it’s always there waiting to be found.

My comfort comes in many forms. Most recently I found comfort in my family at Thanksgiving. We were all at my grandmother’s house. We kept some traditions and made new ones. We hugged and were hugged. There were lots of kid kisses and army fights (I have a bunch of young nephews).

I saw my family in one place and it nearly made my heart burst with love. That’s why Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.

Please, go find your comfort today. Enjoy it! Embrace it! Just don’t forget to thank it!

~Kate

I did it again.. No oops involved. ;)


I woke up this morning writing a thank you note again. I’m loving this! It is such an awesome and amazing feeling to be grateful for the things and people in my life.

I’ve certainly experienced how tough it can be to feel that way, but I think that anyone can be grateful. It all depends on practice and willingness. I have to thank my blog for that. Maybe that will be tomorrow’s blog post. 😉

I’m going to go type up my thank you note now so that the reciever of said thank you note can actually read it… Yeah, my handwriting is pretty horrible. *wince* But my typing is really pretty. *wink*

Have a wonderful and grateful day everybody!

~Kate