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To My Beloved Pal:
I feel guilty sometimes because I do not feel the same way about Taz as I feel about you. Last night I had a nightmare. I was out for a walk with Taz and he ran away from from me. I could not find him and I became hysterical. I actually was shaking when I woke up. I think that it was you letting me know how much I really do love him. I am taking him out now to get some ice cream.

                                                                 I Love You,
                                                                 Joe
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JayTee
Joe
Sorry you had that nightmare but love that you turned it into a learning experience.  Pal is working OT to keep you on your path and will likely be tuckered out when you finally arrive.  I hope  you give him a special treat like maybe a whole day at the Rainbow Bridge ice cream shop.
Juanita
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joeslepski
Hi Juanita:
I needed that nightmare to let me know how important that Taz is to me. I know that Pal was the one who was behind everything. He is always looking out for me.


Joe

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To My Best Friend Pal:
My telephone service was out of order the last two days so this morning, the technician came at 8:00 a.m. to fix it. Taz does not like it when people come into the house. On Thursday, I am having some more work done so he will be upset again. You liked it when people would come over. You would be on your best behavior and they would always share their food with you. You were such a charmer.

                                                                               I Love You,
                                                                               Joe
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MonaGirl
Hugs Joe thinking of you, prayers too
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joeslepski
Hi Sheila:
I hope you are doing okay. I think of you and MonaGirl also.

Joe
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joeslepski
To My Best Friend Pal:
It was a nice day yesterday so Taz and I went to the Apple Harvest Festival. You and I used to go there but I have not been there since you you have been gone. For some reason yesterday I decided to go with Taz. We had apple fritters, kettle corn, apple pie and apple crisp. I actually ate some of everything and so did Taz. He had such a good time just like you used to. I know that you were there with us enjoying yourself.

                                                                                  I Love You,
                                                                                  Joe
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Sayuri
As strange as it sounds, I'm glad you had that nightmare. Sounds like Taz is having a grand time. I don't think I've taken my dogs out for ice cream. I think I will do that. After Sayuri's death, I just want to spoil them so much. I have three that aren't in good shape. Silky has had chronic respiratory problems for over a decade. Taken her to so many vets. One thought it might be a polyp in back of her nose, gave me a referral for specialist about three years ago, They did tests, wanted to do exploratory tests, would've had to sedate her. I feared her condition would put her more at risk, so I said no. Her breathing sounds terrible bc she's always congested. She's had antibiotics, steroid shots, didn't help. Now I'm doing nebulizer every day and have dehumidifier, helps a little. I don't want to lose her. I'm still having too many bad days bc of Sayuri. I'm so scared about everything in life.
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AnthsGirl
Dear Joe, I SO understand what you're going through. I lost my dearest Lola girl only a week and four days ago...but I still have my boy, Pippin. During this time, I have hated myself for having feelings of resentment towards Pippin. Even thinking: "Why had it been Lola, and not Pippin?" It makes me feel like a monster.

Pippin is a difficult boy. He has anxiety issues, skin conditions, digestion and anal gland problems. And, after 7+ years, I still don't UNDERSTAND Pippin. Lola was so, SO easy to read. She had a way of just...making you understand what she needed. I feel like I am failing Pippin. Like I am not good enough to care for him the way he deserves. And yet, at the same time, I am absolutely TERRIFIED of losing him, too. We lost Lola so suddenly. And that when she'd never been sick a day in her life. So I can't help but think...if it could happen to Lola so easily, it could happen to Pippin in a heartbeat, too.

And I just KNOW...going through this ONCE, has been the worst thing in my life. But twice? I wouldn't survive it.
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MonaGirl
Hugs Joe. ♥
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joeslepski
Hi Sayuri:
I am sorry to hear that Silky has not been doing too well. I think you are making the right decision about not having tests done. I still blame myself for having Pal endure painful surgery that only gave him six more months with me. It was so selfish on my part. You really are a saint to be caring for three dogs who are sick. It really shows how much love you have for them. Sayuri is so proud of you.

Joe
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Hi AnthsGirl:
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved Lola. I wish there was something I could say that could ease your pain. My thoughts are with you. The way it is with you and Pippin is so similar to the way it is with Taz and I. Just like Lola was, Pal was also easy going. Taz is not like that at all. I guess that everyone, whether they have two or four legs, have different personalities. Please take care of yourself.

Joe
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Hi Sheila:
I have been thinking about you and how much you loved (and will always love) MonaGirl. I hope you are well.

Joe
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To My Dearest Pal:
For some reason, I was in a really bad mood yesterday. Luckily I was home by myself so no one was affected by it. Even when I am not in a good mood, I do not treat Taz any differently. He never asked to come and live with me. I wanted him here and I always remember that. Today I woke up and I thought about you and how happy you always were and now I am feeling better.
   

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Sayuri
Thank you for telling me Sayuri would be proud of me. Today was not a good day. My mind won't stop. I'm thinking that if we had stayed in Texas, not come back to be closer to my kids. Sayuri would be alive. I wrote a 12 page letter to the Vet, hospital Manager, ER staff and a copy to the board. I had to let them know that they were negligent, incompetent. She told me I should euthanize her. That it would be difficult to treat a dog like her. Which tells me Sayuri was scared and they put a leash on her and she thrashed around. Why not be encouraging instead of putting fear in us.
You are a great friend. It's not only Taz that needs you, we cherish your friendship. Best regards Joe.
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