Wednesday, December 16, 2009

White Wednesday Joy

I have been MIA for awhile its wrestling season so I have been going like crazy watching my son compete one tournament after another. All of a sudden during all of this our precious Lola started feeling miserable. We were not sure what was going on & before we knew it we are at the animal hospital with her and we are told she has the Parvo Virus which is the number one puppy killer. Words cannot describe the devastion that hit us. Those of you dog owners know they are just like one of your children. The vet was not sure how she contracted the virus since she is always in our backyard and was vaccinated, but it happened. We went through pure hell and lets just say a down payment on something hoping that she would pull through. It was moment by moment for us as I hardly slept for days. Lola is my son's love and he was crushed then trying to compete during all of this agony. It truly broke my heart as his mother to watch him suffer emotionally as we waited for the outcome day by day.

Well it was a Joy filled  White Wednesday  for our family as our Lola came home today....



hubby brought her home in his 1952 Willy




its hard to believe she is 21 weeks




and through all of this my "big punk" (stealing this from Tara:)

managed to take 2nd place in a 10 way tournament




my love & blessings to all of you




I'll be sleeping like a baby tonight with my favorite winter

blanket from Simply Shabby Chic





oh and baking with my favorite nephew too!!!



14 comments:

Six divided by two..... said...

COngrats!!!! I am amazed by people who wrestle - I don't have the guts.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Yee haw! Welcome home, Lola! And congrats to the manchild! It's a good day, indeed. ~Mindy

Cindy said...

Oh Kate...so sorry about your poor pup! Glad to know she's better :)

Congrats to your son too...awesome!

And, as always, love your white goodness. AND your new header is amazing!!!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Good to hear that your pup is going to be fine. Congrats to your 'big punk'lol. He looks like he could kick butt:)So I guess it turned out to be a fabulous week for you, that's great!!!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Polly said...

Hi Kate! I've been thinking about you and wondering what you have been up to! Sounds like you have been busy! Poor Lola! I'm so glad to hear she is ok. I'm a pup lover, and I know how easy it is to get attached to the furry ones!

I hope you are enjoying the season! Happy Holidays to you!

Jill said...

Kate congrats to your son for a job well done! And so happy that your Lola will be healthy again soon.

Take care and have a blessed day!

Ana said...

Good morning Kate,
I'm so happy to see you're posting again. And I am thrilled to hear that Lola is feeling better. We have had a couple of scares with our little Cookie too so I certainly do understand what you went through. They become such a big part of the family...you're right they are just like one of our own. Anyway...happy day! Oh! And please pass down my congratulations to your son. Hope you have a wonderful day. Until next time my dear friend.

Much love to you,
♥Ana

blondiensc said...

oh Kate, i am so sorry you had to go through this with your Lola, heart breaking to say the least, I am sooo glad that she is ok, she is seriously CUTE! And, yes pets are like children, when they are sick we worry like we do with our fur-less kids....Glad she is home and can spend christmas with your family! That picture of your husband in his truck with Lola, tooo Sweet!! Congrats to your son, and one last thing...don't go MIA for too long again, I missed you!

Ron and Jamie said...

wow you didnt tell me about lola. soooo glad all is well. we lost our lola one yr ago thanksgiving. doggy aids!! go figure. thanks for the call, good to catch up. MISS YOU!! and LOVE U

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kate, we've missed you, I'm so glad the pup is well again and that your son did so well. Love your new header collage. Oh, and that blankie sure looks cuddly!
Debra

At Town Square said...

You do have such a cute blog and lovely family.

At Town Square said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. So sweet of you to follow. Keep up the great work on yours! Can't wait to keep coming back.

Anne~fiona and twig said...

I love that picture of you, with a chocolate moustache! So cute! And speakin' of cute, not to sound like a cougar or anything, but that's a good looking boy you've got there! But how he could not be? He's got great genes.

Give your puppy a smooch for me, I feel the same way about mine.

Love ya and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Anne

Ana said...

Hi Kate,
Me again. Just wanted to know if I could get your email address...wanted to send you a Christmas ecard. If you don't mine me having it, here's mine where you can send it. dollcreations@netzero.net. Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

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