If you follow this blog, you know the heartbreak we've faced this year. While we had braced ourselves as much as we could for the loss of Zeus, but we had never ever expected to have to say goodbye to Lola as well. I've said it before, and I'll say it until the day I die... cancer sucks. And yes, I'm still biter about it. The nasty c-word has not only taken two of my babies, it has invaded our human family as well. And while we are happy to have some amazing cancer warriors among us, we now must brace ourselves for the impending loss of a wonderful man. I won't get into too many details, as I don't feel they're fit for a blog post at this time, but do hope we have many wonderful moments left to share.
Okay, enough of that. After all, I don't want a "Thankful Thursday" post to be a downer, however I think a little background helps to remember why we are so thankful for the petite bundle of joy that entered our lives nearly two weeks ago. If you missed the "It's a Girl" post last week, do scroll back and learn just how much I believe in karma...
We all needed a little joy in our lives, and that little (for now anyway) bundle sure did hit the ground running!
Sure, we're all a little sleep deprived, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Penny has not only put the smiles back on our faces, but on the faces of everyone she meets. There's just something about a pint-sized puppy... and ohhh, that puppy breath!
And, even more important, she's gotten both Tut and Sophie back to wanting to play!
Penny is already channeling her big angel sister Lola is so many ways. She loves to snuggle, and is a total kisser.
While I miss my big kids immensely, I am so very thankful that this little girl has entered our lives. I'm so excited that I get to be her Mama, and get to watch her grow and learn about the big world around her.