Mianna the Line Backer
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She had spirit week at school and so she painted ther arms and legs. I thought she has stocking on at first glance.
I gave the sad new to Rich, he is sad his boy is gone. But he did recall all the times he would
westle with him and spin him in circles on our floor. He would take Duke on little trips to the
Dump when he was done with yard work on the weekends. Duke loved car rides and sitting up front in your lap if he could. The last real long road trip was over 3000 miles from Cali fo Florida and Duke loved every minute of it. He was such a people dog and he was more human
than dog. We will miss our black bear.He has so many different nick names along with stories over the past 16 almost 17 years.
Last night Duke was just not doing good. So after about 2 hours of saying good bye and crying we just went to the vet today.Mianna had called it and said she wanted to put Duke to sleep. I didn't want him to suffer any more. He was showing clear signs of a stroke and was not very responsive or active at all. He wouldn't eat or take his meds. Around 3:30 today we put him down. Mianna didn't want to be in the room, but stayed with him and held him as he passed. The water works have been off and on all day. Mianna is at her friends house trying to keep her mind off of it.We cleaned the house and so there is no evidence of Duke around.I'll print as many pictures and make and album for her.We are having him cremated and need to buy an urn to put his ashes in.We had Duke for 17 years.
Rich is such a romantic. Even without us he finds a ways to let us know he is thinking about us. He wrote such cute little notes on his wine critique sheet. I had to read them on the large size. I love this man too much and he is such a romantic.
3 months and 1 week today. Talon is really growing a little personality. he is so much fun to play with. He started talking really loud today, it's almost a scream of some sorts, it's so cute. Its as if he hears his own voice and just kept doing it over and over this moring. I need to catch it on video. My little Aquarius is sleeping is his crib right now. I have time to do some house work, so I better get of this computer in a little bit and start on my chores and maybe get in the shower.
My poor baby Talon had his 2 months well baby check up today. They gave him his shots and he screamed his head off and turned beet red. After the 3rd shot, he stopped crying all together. But now that we are home he is in pain, and will scream if you even go near his thighs were they have hime the shots. He had bandages on both thighs. Its so hard to believe my baby boy is already 2 months. He weighs 11lb 2oz, gained an entire pound in just a little over a week from his last trip to the hospital when I had to take him into the ER. It was nothing big, he just had a hair in his eye. His length was 22 1/4 inches. He has come a long way from his birth weight of 5lb 13oz and his length of 19 inches. He has been asleep for over 3 hours on his sister chest on the couch. She loves to hold him while he sleeps on her chest. It her most favorite thing to do with him. I use to love having her sleep on my cest when she was his age. O man, it's still not real to me that we have him. Daddy is in Italy and should be calling soon. He really misses his little Porko, that one of his nick names. I mostly call him handsome or little Rich.He is just too much, you want to eat him alive.
I had a local photographer here in in jax takes some fun pictures and this one made it to the interesting photo on the flickr site. Check the attitude in my hand placement. LOL. I love my belly. I was wearing my Arden B top that I bought while on vacation in Seattle. And my Bisou Bisou Jeans that I could still zip and button. But had it undone since my belly just seemed to be a little lower than last week when I was able to wear this pair comfortably.