Thursday, May 21, 2015

Joyful and Thankful

Thursday already?  TGI-almost-F! 

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...

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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!

My girls, Penny & Sophie #rescueddogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #muttsofinstagram #rescueddog #ilovemydogs #puppygram #dobiemix #houndmix

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.   


Unknown said...

Sometimes the best way to heal a broken heart is finding a new friend to love. She's a complete cuteness overload! I'm so happy for you.

Flea said...

She's such a beauty! And I'm so sorry about your friend with cancer. (((HUGS)))

The videos won't play, btw. Says they're private.

Donna said...

I'm so happy for you and Matt. While she doesn't replace your babies that you lost, she does help to fill the hole they left in your heart. Enjoy that puppy breath!

Marjie said...

Penny is adorable, and the picture of her with Sophie is priceless. Of course, the picture of you with Penny is precious, also. I'm so glad she's settled in well and brought such joy back to the Lapdog household!

Unknown said...

Mom is so mad about not visiting enough and is just now hearing about Penny! How wonderful that you brought a new life into your home after your recent losses. We are saying pawprayers about the other stuff. Love Dolly

M. K. Clinton said...

She is certainly a reason to smile. Congratulations on the little one. I do agree with you...cancer sucks!

2browndawgs said...

Nothing like a puppy to help heal a broken heart. She sure is cute.

Sue said...

Awwwww...... What more can I say? She's adorable.

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: I am so sorry to read about the loss of your loved pals.
And equally sad to read about what you are bracing for.
Please know you are welcome to write your Thankful Thursday post in any way you want; it can be a complete downer and I would be thankful if getting 'stuff' off your chest helps you through this difficult time. ((((HUGS)))
It is good you are writing about what is happening because this way we can wrap some blankets of love around you and offer you shoulders to lean upon.

We always enjoy visiting your site and look forward to seeing what fun you get up to this week too. Thank you for supporting us when we were traveling and for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop. Hope to see you next week too. *waves paw* :=o)

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