{ R.I.P Bugsy}

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I am going to start this by wishing my baby brother Micah a very happy 16th birthday.

Today was a sad day in the Henderson household. First thing this morning Bugsy, the newest member of our family took a sudden turn for the worse and at the veterinary clinic I had to make the heart wrenching decision to put him to sleep. (Santa brought Bugsy for Garrett via my in laws). Garrett happened to be at school and completely unaware of what was going on. All I could think about was how he would react to the news. We made the decision to sign him out of class early today so that he could help us bury his beloved Guinea Pig. I was rather surprised by the way he took the news and was reminded of just how much more mature he is than I gave him credit in my worrying. While he is saddened by the fact Bugsy is no longer with us, he is already asking for another one. He doesn’t want to be “missing him and sad” and is sure that “Santa and his elves were watching” as we buried him today. He also would prefer to not use the word “dead” He just wants to say “die” “because saying dead makes me nervous”. Definitely lifted a heavy load off of my shoulders knowing that Garrett would be just fine. I on the other hand have been an emotional mess all day. It’s amazing how in just two short weeks I became so attached to that furball. He had such a personality.

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I am going to start a new section to my posts. I have swiftly stolen the idea from my dear friend Jeannine who, as part of her 2010 resolutions has made this a part of her daily blogging regime. She makes a list of all of the things that made her happy that day. Be it a physical thing, a moment, or something that she is thankful for. I don’t know if it will be a daily, or weekly occurrence for me, but I do know that I will do this daily for myself whether I blog these things, or not. I really think it’s a good daily reminder to sit down and count your blessings whether you are blogging or not! So here we go:

Today’s things to smile about:

The time we had with Bugsy and the way he touched our lives.

The resilience of my son.

My new couches being delivered!

My hubby working hard to move the 30 gal aquarium so the new couch would fit in our livingroom. (It’s much larger than our old one)

The amazing Dr and his staff at  Woodbine Animal Clinic in Pace, FL for their knowledge and compassion. I highly recommend this place to anyone with fur baby big or small.

My momma for “holding my hand” over the phone while I was at the vet clinic.

January 13, 2010 - 6:59 am

Stacey Lund - Sorry to hear Bugsy passed away!

January 9, 2010 - 10:22 am

Summer - RIP Bugsy!

January 9, 2010 - 9:36 am

Jeannine - You poor thing. I hope Garrett stays strong, and his mama too. Enjoy your new couches, and remember Bugsby is in a better place. Love your smilies.

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