Friday, December 28, 2007



Today I decided not to do Friday Feast because I want to get a couple of other things chronicled instead!!

Today I have
GOOD NEWS and SAD NEWS!! Which should I tell you first? I guess since we have this sweet picture of our grandkitty Boots then I will tell you the SAD first!!

She had to be put to sleep yesterday in California!! Our son Jon has had her for 12 years!! She was the light of his life!! She was always there when he got home from a long day at work. Boots went with Jon when his marriage split and has been really his BEST FRIEND!!

I talked to our son last night on IM and found out that Boots had not been eating so he rushed her to his vet. He held her only for a little while and then they took her back to check on her. He went home thinking that he was coming back to pick her up. The vet called and said that she was having kidney failure and was in pain. He had to make that decision that a lot of us have had to make and just hate to have to make!!

I sat here at my computer and cried while typing to him. He is going to be so lonely without her. Those of you that are not pet lovers do not have a CLUE about how we that are feel! Those of you that ARE will completely understand how he is feeling today!! She was a sweetie and I will miss her too!!


Today is our youngest daughter's birthday!! She hates birthdays so she is working today so that she does not have to think about it. I called her and sang "Happy Birthday" to her!! She is very special to us...just like all 3 of our children are!!

She is very good to her dad and I. I feel like we are cared for and watched over with her and her family living right here close to us. She has a very kind heart!! She is a nurse. She has wanted to be a nurse from about the age of 8. She has always wanted to help people!! I think this shows her kindness and caring. I hope that she has a great birthday THAT she DOES not want to think about it!!

Becky at Christmas

I LOVE Birthdays!! I think we are all blessed when we have just that ONE more!! She is still so young and should be having a great time having them. She started not wanting anyone to know it was her birthday about her 16th birthday!! Funny how some people react to being another year older!! Oh Well to each his own!!

I just wanted everyone to know that today is Becky's birthday and I hope that she has a great one!!

I know I know that i need to get back to everyone's site and I will!! I am just trying to get caught up on my house and getting the clutter out. Yesterday we went out and i spent 2 of my gift certificates. We received some wonderful money from two of our family for Christmas. We bought a Wall Mount for our flat screen TV and hubby is working on getting that all up and going today!!

I hope you all have a great FRIDAY!! I work later on this afternoon!!

Blessings to all!!



Julie said...

am sooo sorry to hear about Boots The girls and I were just talking about her and Jon yesterday. That is too weird. We were trying to figure out how old Boots was.Brie said she has always known about her.
Happy birthday Becky.Catching up to the 40's hehe:)

Melli said...

I ammmm sorry for Jon and the loss of his precious Boots! That had to be hard.

And I wish Becky a VERY HAPPY birthday -- but don't tell her I said that!!! said...

How sad for Jon. We lost Olie kitty in June. She was Nancy's cat and she was 15 years old. We all cried and felt so bad... I know he will miss his cat.

Happy Birthday to Becky... You almost had a Christmas baby didn't you!! Kelly was born on the 19th of Dec so does it feels like a Christmas baby!
Love, Grams

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Sandy, I am back home safe ; we got home about 5pm and the first thing I have to do is clean the messy birds.I should have taken a picture of them for tomorrow's post..

Wishing Becky a special "Happy Birthday". She is like me about celebrating birthday's .... I don't need any more!!!.

I feel so sad for Jon and the loss of his companion " Boots".. Giving him a hug from me..

I am going to Curves in the morning .. I hope they are open on this Saturday??
Talk to you later, Hugs, Barb

Betty said...

Hi Sandy,

I am so sorry about Boots. I don't have a pet now but had a toy poodle years ago that had to be put to sleep. Broke my heart, so I can relate to how your son and the rest of the family must be feeling right now.

Happy Birthday to Becky. I'm like you in that I always like it when I have another birthday as it means the Lord has let me live another year.

I hope you haven't had to work too hard today. It has rained here most of the day, been so messy.

Terry said...

Oh Flip Flop...How could a person look at that sweet face and NOT cry?
Oh it is so sad!
Boots looks like my black cat that I had for 16 years and to this day, almost three years later I miss that little guy.
My heart leaped for joy when I first clicked on to your post and saw that lovely kitty and then to read that she was gone, I just felt so bad!
And right at Christmas too..
Give your son my sympathy Sandy..
Matthew 10:29
"Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father."

Happy Birthday to your little girl...Love Terry

Cathy said...

Oh, it is so sad when our pets are gone. I know it hurts you that your son lost his sweet pet. I hope your daughter had a Happy Birthday.

Peggy said...

I am so sorry to hear about the kitty. I know your son is feeling really down right now. At the right time I hope he opens his heart up to a new four legged family member.