Thursday, January 20, 2011

I feel like I owe you an explanation.....

  I have never shared anything personal on my blog but I felt you deserve an explanation for where I've been so here it goes. Unfortunately, I was in the hospital for a little while as I suffer from depression and was unable to function. This has been my 2nd hospitalization in the last 2 years and I am still having a hard time dealing. You see I had a wonderful Golden Retriever named Precious who was by my side for 11 years until she was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumor. We knew that one day she would pass away from what is called "cluster seizures" but I was not prepared at all. That horrible day came and I held my beautiful Precious in my arms while she suffered through 18 heart breaking seizures that just wouldn't stop. We finally made it to the hospital and was able to end her suffering by the 19th seizure. That was the worst day of my life. I had to make the decision to let her go in order to end her pain. She died the day before her 11th birthday. My best friend in the world, my beautiful angel was now gone. It has been almost 2 years since her death and I still struggle with the depression and sadness it left behind. Here are some pictures of my little angel and best friend. May she now be happy and healthy in heaven.

While I still miss my little angel dearly through the advice of a friend we decided to honor Precious by adopting a new puppy, Princess Abby. We got Princess Abby on December 4, 2010 at 8 weeks old weighing in at a little over 2 pounds. Princess Abby is a Shichon (Shi-Tzu Bichon mix) and has beautiful green eyes. She has been wonderful in cheering me up and giving me a purpose again. Unfortunately, it has been hard to raise her as it is with all puppies. I have had a difficult time finding the time and energy to keep up with my blog and her at the same time. I hope that as she grows older I will begin to have more and more time to post to my blog as it is one of my joys in life. Princess Abby is now 3 months old and weighs a whopping 5 pounds! She will only grow to about 10 pounds which is what I needed just in case I would one day need to pick her up and rush her to the vet as I could not do alone with my beloved Precious. Princess Abby is very smart and has already learned how to sit, sit pretty, shake and lay down. Here are some pictures of our little Princess.

Thank you for allowing me to tell you my story and thank you for being patient with me. I hope you all have a wonderful day.


Natalie Lovins said...

Bless you, Misty! It is hard to lose a pet. They really do become family. I hope Princess Abby fills your days with laughter! I have a Princess Abby too but she's a 2 year old girl. I also have another Princess and Prince. They are crazy folks! My blog is I am your newest follower too!

The Frugal Free Gal said...

I loved your story. Very touching. Princess Abby is so cute, and so was Precious. :)

Thank you for coming by today. I will be sure to follow you through GFC, FB, and Networked!

The Frugal Free Gal

SchmoobleeSaver said...

Hi, I'm a new GFC follower. I came across your blog on the Blog Hop.

I would love if you followed me back! Check out my savings blog!

Thanks, look forward to your posts.

Debbie Hewitt said...

Your story was especially touching and made me cry, as I sit here and look into the eyes of my beloved 4 yr old golden, named Sienna, who was a rescue 2 years ago. I see the hair around her eyes and snout turning white, showing her age into being a teenager. I fear the same as you, that I won't be able to pick her up to rush her somewhere for an emergency, as I have had 3 back surgeries and can't lift over 10 lbs, and she's 75 lbs! BOTH of your precious angels are beautiful, she is in heaven playing and romping in a huge field, playing tug of war, frollicking with other doggies that had loving owners like you. In time, it will get better, as it's already're healing. And remember that your blog is IN your life, but your babies ARE your life, so you take as much time with your day-to-day life as you possibly can, as it will be what helps you more, and the rest will just come to you.
Thrifty and Frugal by Debbie

Amanda-The Nutritionist Reviews said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your golden. She was so beautiful.

I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

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DisneyFan said...

Precious was a beautiful dog! So is Princess Abby! :)

Ourfamilyworld said...

It's hard to lose a pet. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I have tears in my eyes.
Hope you are doing better.

I am glad I found your blog through Saturday Hop.
Swing by our blog, we have some posts that can smile away your stress.

Have a great weekend

Brenda said...

Our pets become like our children, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved pet. The newest addition is beautiful though. Hope you are feeling better! Have a good Sunday.

DP said...

I am sorry for the loss of your dog, but Princess Abby is beautiful and I hope she brings you much joy. I have a shih-tzu puppy name Gracie and I love her to pieces. She even has her own blog (, I try to update her blog at least once a month.

I'm a new follower of your blog from the blog hop. I hope you will check out my main blog and follow me back!

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Miss Sara said...

Grief is a funny thing... They say there are steps to work though it, but they forget to mention that PTSD often comes along w/ it. I'm sorry to hear you've been having a hard time, but glad you're "back". :) I'm a new follower... from the Give it to me Monday Blog Hop. Here's a link to my blog if you like: Randomly Speaking, Poetically Thinking, Simply Me...: This Sunday’s Reflection… (01/23/11)

Ashley said...

Hi there! I'm a new blog follower via Google Friend Connect. What a touching story... Hope you'll check out my blog and follow back! Have a fabulous day and blog on!
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Toesthattwinkle! said...

I found you on the blog hop and now Im following you! Please check out my blog and follow me, I also wanted to say how much I love your blog and reading the posts!

Poe said...

Oh, it's always so terrible to lose a dear one. My husband and I lost our pooch four years ago, the day before her 13th birthday. It hurts the heart a lot.
Hugs to you and your new addition.
New follower, please stop by

Robyn said...

Thank you for sharing such a personal story. Precious was a gorgeous dog and Princess Abby is adorable. I'm a new follower from the blog hop and I look forward to reading more posts from you. I hope you will stop by my blog sometime :)
Adventures in Abbyland

Sarah, Three Boys said...

Following back from the hop!

Samantha said...

cute pictures! and thanks for the follow- i'm following back!

~Onreeone~ said...

Following back from the hop. Your Precious was very pretty and your Lil Princess is too.

Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

What a beautiful post. I hope you are doing better each day & am glad you are honoring your angel dog by giving a loving home to one here on earth. I wish you all the best :)

Laurie Harrison said...

Stopping by from FMBT. I follow and hope you do the same.
It's hard to lose a friend. Especially having to witness her suffering at the end. But for Precious's sake, it is good you were there. You new pup is a real cutie-patootie! I got an adult dog over Christmas. She needed a home and I had one. I'm a critter lover.
I'm leaving everyone a note today. Asking for support.
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If you are one of the 180 that voted, thank you so much!

Erica Hall said...

such a cute puppy! I'm following from "Tuesdays Blog Hop". I hope you'll follow back!

Hug a tree with me said...

our animals come into our homes and steal our hearts, sorry for your follower from

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Clayton Thomas said...

You have a very nice story. Close pets are so difficult to lose. I'm sure your new dog is in great hands. :)


Danielle a.k.a Yellie said...

I'm so sorry you lost your sweet dog, but I'm happy for you that you have a new little sweetie!

I'm your newest follower and I hope you'll stop by my blog and follow me too!

Stephanie Rempe said...

Thanks for the follow on GFC, I follow you now as well. Congratulations on your new addition and condolences on your loss. We had a golden named Gus that graced our lives for 11 years as well, he's been gone for 3 now and we still miss him every day.

Katie said...

Losing a pet that you are so attached to is so hard! Thank you for sharing your story with us!

Love your new puppy!! She is so darn cute!!

I'm a new follower! Thank you for following me!

Lady Estrogen said...

Hi there! I go all teary! I have 2 pups - they are our first and second born... kids are 3 & 4. LOL.

Marie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss -- that is hard -- they become family. I still miss my T. Tucker the Terrible Tabby that we lost a couple years ago -- he was such a special cat. I'm glad that you have a new companion in your life and I hope that the little one helps. I have dealt with depression for a long time, the last year has been especially hard in that regard. Here's to a better year in 2011 for us both :-)


Grandma Bonnie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. The puppy looks so cute.
Thank you for following. I am following back as Bonnie on GFC.

Kim Kasch said...

She's a cutey pie :)

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Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

so sorry for your loss. Pets are family and the loss is hard. Golden was a beautiful dog and you enjoyed many wonderful years together.

May Princess Abbey give you some of the happiness and solace you need and deserve! :)


I Thought I Knew Mama said...


I'm so sorry about your loss! The new puppy is so cute. She looks just like the dog I grew up with, Truffles.

I'm now following you on GFC via Thirsty Thursday :-)

Please come by for a visit:

Have a great day!

Frugal Invitation said...

Thanks for linking up to the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! I am now following you back!

Have a great weekend!

P.S. Thank you for sharing your story. Our fur babies are truly our children, and it so hard when we have to let one go. Been there before, and it was very hard. Hugs to you!

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