Getting closer to puppy pickup. I've had a puppy before and I understand how difficult it is for them to be separated from Mom and Siblings. I've got to imagine that it is even more difficult for the Dam to have her offspring permanently removed. So, today, I went to a "boutique" type of pet store. I purchased a variety of unique treats that the store packaged into a clear cellophane bag with a pretty pink bow. I'm taking this to Sophie... Elise's Birth-Mom. It won't make her miss our Elise any less... but it will make my guilt a little easier to bear. Pre-ALS, I don't think I'd have felt this way...
Awww Jim...your so sweet. And isn't it amazing how ALS makes a person think and do differently than they would have prior to the experience? Including Elise's mom Sophie is such a great idea. I love it. Super excited to hear about the new baby!
Lying on the couch with youngest cat named Gizmo ( she does have a peculiar look) napping on my lap I wonder how I came to look forward to the arrival of a puppy named Elise at the other end of the world. Come to think it must have to do with the way you share your love!
Send us pics when you can !
She will sure be happy with you.
You all know how excited I am. But even that pales when compared to the camaraderie of the many of you who have expressed a desire to join me on this adventure via these pages. You are all so important and so appreciated. THANK YOU!!!
Jim, ALS has also taught be a LOT about being sensitive to other people. I learned it not only from our losses, but also from the people who stepped in and held me up. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger---and we, my friends, are either crushed and broken or we are superhuman!!!!
I will post, soon! So much catching up to do and it is all fun stuff! I didn't have enough time to do all that needed to be done pre-Elise. Now? Forget about it. Even less "list" stuff gets done and I'm even more behind. There is one big difference, though. Instead of PTSDing or DEPRESSing about what I can't get to, that sweet girl puppy fills my heart, causes excessive laughter and smiles and just makes EVERYTHING OKAY!