Thursday, December 31, 2015

So Long 2015 - Don't Let the Door Hit Ya On the Way Out

I know I'm not the only one who's happy to see 2015 come to an end.   

In short, 2015 sucked.  There is simply no better way to say it.

I was forced to write my first tearful, heart wrenching goodbye at the end of January...

Hey Ma, what am I supposed to do with this blue thing full of water? ~ Lola Lola loved car rides

And my second tearful, heart wrenching goodbye just over nine short weeks later...

My handsome, happy Zeus the Moose, July 2009 I miss my big guy and that smile so very much Zeus always stole my Brookstone NAP pillow

It is not something I want to do again anytime soon, but with aging furbabies, one never knows.
  Lola and Zeus both loved car rides

After all, I never expected my baby girl would get such an aggressive, fast moving cancer like osteosarcoma... completely out of the blue.  If nothing else, Lola's ordeal has taught me to live in the moment and to not put off doing even the littlest of things.  I had so many regrets of things I had planned to do with her, but never got around to it.  Because of that, Miss Penny has probably experienced more in her 10 short months than most dogs do in 10 years! 
It's a Girl - Lapdog Creations

Speaking of my spunky little furball... Penny's arrival was indeed one of the brightest moments of 2015.  Her adoption was a bit of a confusing mess, and we weren't even sure we were going to get her.  I'm so thankful everything worked out... and yes, I truly believe Lola and Zeus both had something to do with that (never mind the fact that Penny's original name from the rescue was "Karma."). 

Rescued Doberman Puppy 9 weeks old Rescued Doberman puppy at the vet for a check up

Penny not only brought the smiles back to her humans' faces, but she brought happiness back to Teutul and Sophie as well.  My two seniors are playing so much more these days, thanks to a pesky little sister who won't take "no" for an answer. 

Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations

Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations

Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations Sisterly love is the best Rescued dogs rock #adoptdontshop by Lapdog Creations

The senior hounds don't seem to mind...

12 year old rescued coonhound mix 9 year old rescued hound mix
The Hooey Hounds of Lapdog Creations

Here's to health and happiness in 2016... may it be a much better year for everyone! 

PS - I swore I wasn't going to do one of those "year in review" posts...


2browndawgs said...

Wishing you a healthy and happy new year!

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

LetterstoAndrew said...

I hope 2016 is better to you than this year was.

Happy New Year!

Sue said...

I'm also glad to see this one ending. Happy New Year to my northern friends.

zoepheedogs said...

I am so sorry about your year. We didn't have that great of one, either but I haven't written about it yet. I really hope next year is better for you! ~hugs~

Marjie said...

I am so glad that Penny came into your life, despite the sad circumstances that permitted it. We had a good year and a bad year, but it will all be just fine. Glad you had a nice Christmas, and best wishes for a great 2016!

M. K. Clinton said...

I'm sure that 2016 will bring you much joy and happiness. It looks as if Penny is more than a new puppy but is a new blessing. ♥ Happy New Year!

View From My Pram said...

PepiSmartDog: Happy New Year! Wishing you a great 2016.
That was an awesome post- from your heart. Sorry you had such a crap year.
The photos of the baby and the seniors are just gorgeous!!!!!
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Always enjoy your posts. *waves paw* :=o)

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