Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Storms and dogs

What's going on with all these terrible storms coming across the U.S.??  Are the news media trying to scare us to death??  One in five people could be affected by the storms today, seriously!!!  

Storms really really scare me; the lightening, the thunder, the wind!!!  This great fear of storms I inherited from my Mother...bless her heart.  The storms are supposed to be here around 4:00 this afternoon.  Poppy works late today...til 8:00.  So, I'm on my own!!!

I have eaten some of EVERYTHING today!!!  Oh that reminds me...My sugar free diet...I've been meaning to tell you.  Four days...I made it four days, TOTALLY sugar free!!  By late afternoon of day four, I had zero energy.  No kidding!!  Not enough energy to cook supper.  I don't know why I can't just eat healthy and lite, but NO, for me it's all or nothing!!! :)  So, that's my try at leaving off sugar.  Failure!!!

I said "no more pictures of big boy", but look, he knows what he's doing...He saw Jewel in the dog house so he goes in and Jewel flies out!!


This dog house is empty now.  It once belonged to Nikki, a 125 pound, half wolf, half Lab.. The most special dog ever!!!  Poppy and I keep the house, hoping to one day find another dog like Nikki.  This is Nikki..


Nikki in the snow in 2000


Nikki and Susie in the snow...

 
Poppy (several years ago) with Cocoa, Splash, Susie, Nikki, Bear, and Jack...Where do the years go???



Once upon a time, Poppy and I had a house full of big dogs...and loved them all.  We miss them all!!  Do we favor?  This is  Sweet Cocoa and guess who!!!


I can not believe I started this post over 5 days ago while listening to warnings about the terrible storm that was headed our way.  When the warnings got near our county, I drove about 5 miles to the local hospital, walked into the waiting room and took a seat.  When the storm passed, I came home.   The power was out and trees down across the county!!  Whew!  I was afraid!!

Forgive me for such a post.  I hope you will come back, after this.  It's been a little crazy here with stuff going on...company, scary storms and rain, the yard a mess with the trees...I will do better!! :)

Love,
Henny Penny 





4 comments:

  1. Dear Henny! Missed you! You gotta get a dog, yessiree you do. You will feel safer and give a dog a life of Riley there, no one could be happier than a dog living there. You won't run off to the hospital in a storm with a dog by your side - well, um, unless you take the dog too! Stay safe, we have had storms here too, take care - Maybe 2 dogs? One each. Hmm. XO Terry

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    1. Dear Terry,

      Sure made me happy to hear from you!! I'm thinking 2 dogs too!!:) Dan (Poppy) keeps saying he is just not ready yet. It takes so long to get over losing a pet and we had to go through it with all these. Losing Nikki hurt most, I think, because he was so alert and happy, but had a tumor on his spine. We took care of Nikki until he could no longer stand up, then we knew it was time. We sure loved them all though. I kind of want a big chocolate lab and Dan talks about a black lab.

      Love,
      Henny

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  2. Dear Henny,
    Dogs and Storms. One of my favorites, and one of my least favorites! What gorgeous dogs. Nikki was just a love. The pic of Poppy and all the dogs is so very special. Lots of love in that picture. Oh my! I'm sure you do miss them all.
    Glad you weathered the storm just fine. When I was a kid, a tornado came through and wiped out half of the metropolis where my grandparents lived. That same year we had a flood. Needless to say, I take the weather seriously to this very day.
    We must remember that the One who keeps us is an ever present help in time of trouble.

    Time truly does fly by....
    Love,
    Jen

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    1. Dear Jen,

      Thank you...I feel like I might have been on a long trip somewhere!!! The days go by so fast!! You are right about "the One who keeps us", and I am very thankful for that. We do miss the dogs. I'm hoping to get another (or 2) big dog. I felt safer, even in the garden, with a big dog along.

      Love,
      Henny

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