Thank you so much from all of us to all of you who left such heartfelt, kind, and thoughtful comments and emails after learning about Angel.
Yesterday was very difficult for Samson. He was so attached to Angel, she was his mommy, his playmate, his best friend in this world. He wouldn't eat, drink water, use the bathroom, nothing. I was very, very worried. But then this morning he was happy going on his walk with Soldier; he ate all his dinner and did all the normal things that dogs do.
Since Samson grew up and wasn't fixed in a timely manner, not until the other week, actually, he could not be trusted with Soldier and did cause that awful injury to Soldier's back. Because of this, we are keeping them separate, except for their walks. So Soldier didn't spend as much time with Angel as he did earlier. He hasn't looked for her and doesn't seem to miss her.
Before my husband rescued him, as he was on his way to the pound, Soldier had been tied to a dog house for the first seven years of his life. I think he feels he's in heaven already, living here with us. As long as he gets to walk, eat, get petted, and spend time with my husband, he is one happy dog and pretty oblivious to what else is going on around here.
My husband and I are, of course, very sad, but we're focusing on keeping Samson happy and occupied. And it helps us a lot. And look, we have two wonderful dogs that need all the love we can give them.
We will miss Angel, who did more for us that I think we will ever know. She truly took care of us, worried about us, watched over us. For the first 10 years of her life, she never really slept, always one eye, or one ear, or something was awake and watching over us. Why she did it or saw a need
for it, I don't know, but she always watched over us. As she got older, nature took over, and she finally slept. And she so deserved to.
Again, thank you so much for your friendship and caring. I will visit all your blogs to thank you again, but that will take
Finally, on a completely different subject (as life goes on) I'm thinking of opening a photo blog. Just a few photos, no text, except a title or explanation, for each post. I had that thought a long time ago and I have a second blog that is not open right now. The other day, to take my mind off things, I created a new template that will show off photos better than this blog. I also decided to use Picasa for now, because so many photos are there already, so I have begun to figure it out. A friend gave me Photo Shop, but I haven't installed it. My computer is old, the speed is slow, so Picasa seems to work pretty well. But I am open to any suggestions.
I'm thinking I could post some old photos, there are tons of them, some very interesting, like all those clouds for example. I have many new followers who have never seen them and those of you who did, a couple of years ago, have probably forgotten all about them anyway.
I would love some feedback from those of you who enjoy taking photos for your blogs. Thanks!