I am behind in life these days.   I saw my daughter come and go. She is back at college, classes resumed today.  She packed most of the items in her room to move into an apartment in April.  I am sad, I won't have another summer with her.  She will be home for spring break and then we help her move hours away.

My beloved four legged hound past away after the New Year.  I took him to the vet last month. We discovered he had Cushing's disease, but they couldn't rule out liver cancer. He lasted a month and I saw he was suffering and I had to do the right thing.  My heart hurts~

 My son actually got a puppy yesterday that resembles our beagle who had one spot on his forehead.  The puppy's name is Wade Wilson.  Yes, based on the comic book character in Deadpool.  This hound has two spots on his forehead in the shape of the number 8.   I haven't seen him, yet, but plan to meet him this weekend.  I did receive some photos.

Rest in Peace my humble hound!  We miss you, Buster~    My son Larry named our beagle after
Bugs Bunny's son Buster from Tiny Toons

Thank you, Buster for all  the love n' joy you gave us~

 Wade Wilson-my son's puppy.


Michael Di Gesu said…
Hi, Ella,

SOOOO sorry for your loss. I had to do the same for my baby nine years ago. She, too, had Cushing disease. Poor baby blew up like a balloon and could barely walk. IT was such a hard thing to do, so I know exactly how you feel.

At least now there is a new baby in your life and he is SOOOOO cute. I hope to adopt a pooch once my lease is up on my place in Chicago and I move into my next home...

Take care,

Sending HUGE hugs....
Suzanne Furness said…
So sorry to hear of your loss, Ella. Our faithful pets become so much a part of us over the years. Hope you get to meet your son's puppy at the weekend, he looks so sweet. Take care.
I'm sorry about Buster. Our furry family members just don't live long enough.
Your son's puppy is cute.
Good to hear from you, Ella.
Mary Ann Potter said…
I share your sadness, Ellen --- our furred and/or feathered family members don't live long enough. For you today:

"God's love is meteoric, His loyalty astronomic, His purpose titanic, his verdicts oceanic. YET IN HIS LARGENESS NOTHING GETS LOST; NOT A MAN, NOT A MOUSE, SLIPS THROUGH THE CRACKS." Psalm 36:5-8 (The Message transliteration)

I send love and a warm hug to you this morning.
Hi Ella!! I am so so sorry to hear ab out your loss :( you're in my thoughts and prayers!
L. Diane Wolfe said…
Oh! My heart aches for your Buster. Even when we know it's time, it's still hard to do.
Renee said…
So sorry, hugs!
shelly said…
Aw ... Sorry to hear that, Ella. Saying a prayer for you right now.

Hugs and chocolate!
Sherry Blue Sky said…
So sorry, Ellie, I know how you miss him, and will continue to miss him. Your son's puppy is adorable and will continue Buster's legacy of bringing love and smiles. I so love the photo of Buster smelling the flowers. He was such a dear soul.
Wanda said…
Hugs to you Ellie. Sorry to hear about your loss.
Amanda Trought said…
Hi Ella, its been a while I know, so sorry to hear about your loss, it is amazing the joy that pets can bring into a home, becoming part of the family with their ways of behaving and antics. Sending you hugs and know that the newest addition to the family will bring many years of joy too. Prayers go out to your daughter, continuing with her studies and being away from home that she has an amazing time learning, and as she is blessed she can be a blessing
Ella said…
Thank you, everyone for your kind comments~ It is sad-

I will be by to visit you! I had an art deadline to finish.

I hope the fresh start of the New Year fills you with grace~
Ella said…
Hi Michael-Yes, that is exactly what happened-it was awful. I am sorry for your loss~ It is sad-they are so soulful and kindhearted-part of our families~ Thank you so much @>---------

Suzanne-Thank you! Yes, I am looking forward to seeing Wade. I know he will waddle and work his way into my heart~

Hi Alex-Thank you! Yes, Buster is missed. I know I have been quiet-so not me-lol! I hope you and yours are doing well~ I will be by to visit you and see all the magic that I missed :D

Mary Ann-This is beautiful-thank you so much! Yes, I needed that reminder~

OE-I love your photo. My kids call me Mama Bear-thank you so much~

Vicki-Thank you! Yes, I miss him-he and my muse were best friends~

Donna-Thank you!

L.Diane-Thank you! It was difficult and still is. He woke me every morning before my alarm. His wet noise nudging my elbow and whimpering near my side of the bed-thank you~

Renee-Thank you!

Shelly-Thank you! Can you spare another hug and more chocolate?! ;D

Sherry-Thank you! I know you know how soulful our furry family can be. Yes, it is hard and there will not be another hound like him! He lives on in my heart and memories~

Wanda-Thank you~

Amanda-Thank you, you are kind! Prayers to your and yours as well~
I will come visit you-
Hi Ella, I just got finished writing you a long email, but I thought I'd share a bit of what I wrote in there on your blog. This little quote--I wish I knew who wrote it so that I could credit them. Oh well, here goes. I hope it helps anyone out there who is missing a beloved companion:

One last word of farewell, dear master and mistress. Whenever you visit my grave, say to yourselves with regret but also happiness in your hearts at the remembrance of my long happy life with you: "Here lies one who loves us and whom we loved." No matter how deep my sleep I shall hear you, and not all the power of death can keep my spirit from wagging a grateful tail.
Ella said…
Gabriela-Thank you, so much~ This is beautiful and allows us to be reminded of their graceful spirit-