For a little 13-pound dog, Toby took up an elephant-sized space in our lives. This week has not been easy. We all, especially me and Maddux, miss him more than words can explain. Reading everyone’s comments, emails and texts, about how Toby touched their lives from people, who in many cases had never even… Continue reading A Little Dog’s Big Influence
This is a post never wanted to write, but knew that some day I would have to. Toby passed away naturally in his bed at home with me by his side, Sept. 11, 2017, after a 17-month battle with stage 3 lymphoma. Thanks to the wonderful staff at Woodbridge Veterinary Hospital in Woodbridge, N.J.,… Continue reading Goodbye Sweet Toby
Since he was a little puppy driving four hours upstate to look at houses, Toby has always enjoyed just chilling out by the lake and walking through Lake George Village. I think he likes it so much because of all the attention he gets. It was a cool, no-humidity morning Sunday, so Toby and I… Continue reading Lake-Side Mornings with Toby
Poor Maddux. I’ve been so focused on Toby and then Bear, I haven’t really talked a lot about Maddux. He’s going through an adjustment stage, and I likely haven’t addressed it as much as I should have, because honestly, I never really thought of it as a big adjustment – although, it is. For those… Continue reading The Maddux Factor
I’ve been so wrapped up in Toby, my job, life, trying to figure out where to live and just trying to keep my head above water that I haven’t even had time to really write about Bear, our new addition. He has a very cool story, which someday I’ll get around to writing. For now,… Continue reading The New Type of Bear Hug
Hope you had a fun and safe Fourth of July! And, of course some cute outtakes!
Another sneak peek at our new addition!
I couldn’t have gotten through Toby’s cancer diagnosis without Maddux. I should probably change that tense, because we are still going through it. Maddux has been both a comfort and a much need distraction, especially when Toby was first diagnosed. I love to take my dogs with me places. Toby wasn’t allowed to do much,… Continue reading I Couldn’t Have Gotten Through Toby’s Cancer Diagnosis Without Maddux
I don’t know if dogs can get survivor’s guilt, but I’m pretty sure their owners can. Next month, on April 22, it will be exactly one year since Toby was diagnosed with canine lymphoma. Sometimes, I can’t remember what I had for dinner the night before, but I remember that day like it was yesterday.… Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt
These boys love the snow! Well, sorta. Toby totally enjoys it more than Maddux, but they both enjoyed climbing up the large pile of snow that was on my side lawn. Maddux just stayed at the top, while Toby enjoyed climbing up and down it. Usually my garden, they enjoyed running around the fenced-in area… Continue reading Winter Dogs