Some days I just have to put aside the stresses of my life and laugh a little. I mean really it looks like a bomb exploded in my house most days, we have a weimaraner who ate 17 cliff bars today, an old pug who is totally incontinent that I clean up after all the time, another older pug that some days I have to check on to see if he is still alive in his crate as he can’t hear anymore, all while trying to keep up with two VERY BUSY little four year olds.
If I don’t laugh I tend to sob so the first option is probably better. 😉
After a super taxing week, I welcome the weekend even if it gleams only a couple actual hours of relaxation. I’ll take what I can get. Tonight we were invited to a house warming party of some dear Realtor friends of mine and I knew I would be attending with my girls in tow. To prepare for this we talked earlier today about how would be going to a friend’s house for their house warming party and that we would need to be super polite. I asked the girls to talk to me about what it means to be super polite and here are some of the responses I got:
“Being polite means…
- “We should not bite our friends.”
- “We should not push them or touch their stinky stuff.”
- “We should not hit or punch them.”
- And some other silly stuff that I can’t even remember as we were laughing a bit.
Luckily they stayed true to their word and did not bite, hit or punch of my friends at the party!
On our way home we talked about how beautiful the sky was and the girls started talking about all of our dogs that are in the “Rainbow Sky”. For us the “Rainbow Sky” is the beautiful place where our dogs go when they pass away. It blows my mind and warms my heart so completely that my four year olds talk about our dogs that have passed and remember each one of them. They talk about Zoey, Mack, Brandy, Sterling and Grace and can nearly tell you the order in which each passed. I truly can barely comprehend this as they were not even 2 yet when Zoey and Mack both passed away in the same summer. Goodness I miss them all dearly.
So then Cara says “Let’s go up in the rainbow sky and get them all” and Emma says “Yeah we can get on an airplane and go get them all and bring them back to our house… and bring back Dolly the elephant too…” By this point I was laughing AND crying all at the same time. If I could get all of our dogs back for just one more day I would find a way to take Dolly the elephant too! Then we talked about how the “rainbow sky” was a really amazing place for our dogs and that they were all ok staying there and that we could try to look for them the next time we are on an airplane.
It was such an endearing conversation that I just wish I had a tape recorder for so I could replay it over and over again. It reminded me that even though they were young and are young now even, that our dogs truly leave a lasting memory and paw print on our hearts no matter what age we are. It made me feel so happy that while losing our pets are so difficult, we are able to help so many dogs and that we can still talk about them and remember them through the eyes of four year olds.
It made me think of the day we lost our sweet 16 year old Sterling who we adopted and only had with us for 3 months. We spent an amazing summer with Sterling this past summer as we helped make her final days full of LOVE. When we told the girls that Sterling had passed and gone to the “rainbow sky” with all our other dogs Cara said in a very matter of fact way, “Well she forgot to take her bed…”.
To my sweet Brandy & Zoey, Mack, Grace and Sterling we love you and miss you all dearly and the girls still totally talk about you all!