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last Saturday, we took Bentley to have her staples removed.
with one paw back in the door at home, she started showing signs of her old sassy self.
sure, we’re still waiting on a couple culture results, but in the meantime, our girl is acting more “normal” than she’s been in months.
we’re so grateful for this fifteen pound ball of fur, it’s nuts.
i dropped off this little girl for surgery this morning.
after staying overnight at my parent’s house for a solid seven hours of cuddling,
i feel a little better about it all.
Bentley is very much a family member in our household,
& after today concludes,
we hope she makes it to her 9th birthday in May & sticks around for another few after that!
all the puppy prayers, precious.
Bentley’s undergoing surgery on Thursday.
Before surgery, she has to have chest x-rays to check the current condition of her enlarged heart.
At almost 9 years old, homegirl is still a little fighter.
Knowing she’s still very much a puppy at heart, my family collectively decided we’re not quite ready to let her go.
If all goes well pre-op, she’ll be put under, she’ll have a gnarly incision & she’ll have a 10-14 day recovery.
Knowing all this, my co-worker picked Bentley up some “ruffles” to ease the anxiety (read: my stage mom fears).
I love simple, unexpected gestures of kindness.
If you have any good thoughts to spare, please send them our way on Thursday morning.
Bentley & I thank you!
this little girl has weathered one health storm after another,
& this weekend, it became quite apparent that every day will be pretty touch & go.
considering she was diagnosed with epilepsy 5+ years ago & heart disease 6 months ago…we’re grateful for each & every moment she perks up, snuggles & plays.
hug your animals today.
i keep telling myself Bentley’s gonna live forever, but this weekend reminded me that’s probably not the case.
it’s no secret, i love my dog, Bentley, & am a big fan of supporting local efforts,
which is why i am happy to tell you all about Petbox, a monthly subscription service that is sure to spoil your pups.
every month, you pay a flat rate & receive a personalized box filled with wonderful surprises.
Bentley’s Petbox was filled with treats i wouldn’t normally pick out, yet think are brilliant!
my Petbox arrived neatly packaged & contained a chew bone, natural treats, breath “mints,” & even a brush…because every good girl needs her own hair brush.
also, for each Petbox sent, they feed a rescue animal!
if you’re like me & love spoiling your pet but don’t always have time to run out for new supplies, give Petbox a shot!
(not a paid endorsement & no referral links, though Petbox did supply Bentley’s box this month! how lovely)
Friday morning she was fine, Saturday morning was a different story.
when she was diagnosed with heart disease almost two months ago, we knew her health would one day drastically decline— we never thought it would be this weekend.
we called the vet, we drove to the office, & walked her into the back room where a metal cage was awaiting her arrival.
with tears in our eyes, we said our goodbyes, wiped our eyes, & left the room.
without making eye contact with another kind soul, we departed the vet’s office crying out our deepest fears.
an hour later, the vet called with good news (!!!)—
little Bentley was going to live another day (!!!).
(the meds she’s been on for her epilepsy are now causing her body to react as if she’s allergic— wheezing, enlarged liver, pressure on her lungs, etc.)
we quickly drove back to the vet’s office where Bentley greeted us with more energy than we’d seen in the 24 hours prior.
in that moment of energetic release, we knew this wasn’t gonna be the weekend to say goodbye,
this was gonna be the weekend to squeeze Bentley a little harder, cuddle her a little longer, & give her as many treats as she wants,
because no one should ever have their heart broken as much as ours were this weekend.
we are so grateful we get our sweet girl a little while longer,
& so grateful she’s willing to fight for us all.
daily outfit: the “when you are not where you want to be" edition.
i found the title of this morning’s sermon, “when you are not where you want to be” to be quite fitting—
how to live with second choices (instead of your 1st), how to dream up new dreams, how to live with regret, loss, disappointment, etc etc etc.
i’m also learning how to live more in the present, instead of letting the past dictate my future, or my wannabe future to dictate my present…
there’s too much good in the present to be concerned with where i want to be, where i should be, what went wrong, what didn’t go as planned.
this picture was snapped post-sermon.
welcomed by my favorite little pup…does the present really get much better than this?