Saturday, 12 February 2011


"The challenge is to be prepared for the upheavals in our midst.
There  are things that some of us set aside for another day~ choosing the right insurance, getting a burial plan, making a last will that contains a provision for our dogs~ simply because we  are caught up living in the moment."

I am happy to announce that our little Scarlet has resumed her morning walks  on board  her trusty  wheelchair~  this time with a new handler. It’s been a month since the sudden demise of her Kuya Lowie, the Animal Doctor’s assistant who took on the extra responsibility of helping care for our special needs dog.

Several  unfortunate events hit us one after the other at the start of this year. They happened without warning, as if a rug was pulled under our feet.   This served as a painful reminder how temporary everything in life is. The relative peace and content that one enjoys  on a day to day can be shattered without notice. The challenge is to be prepared for these upheavals in our midst, and to be able to accept them once they rear their ugly head.  

There  are things that some of us set aside for another day~ choosing the right insurance, getting a burial plan, making a last will that contains a provision for our dogs~ simply because we  are caught up living in the moment. That  our tranquil existence  can be disrupted is a possibility in the far, far away   future.

Then something happens making us realize the only constant in this world is change.


  1. What you say is so true. Sometimes we get used to our good fortune and have to be reminded that it can be temporary. I just hope your bad luck is over for this year. I'm glad Scarlet has a new friend to take her on her walks. She's so lucky to have you.

  2. Dearest ones - How wise you are. Such planning can only be judged with the benefit of hindsight - a gift that the living can never possess. But you are doing the best that you can with your preparations and no-one can ask - or, indeed, expect - more of you. We are glad to hear that Scarlet (PRETTY, vibrant, Scarlet! She is such a beauty. No disrespect intended to Trudis...!) is able to take the air again. Love you all LOTS - we think and pray for you all very, very often.
    Ruth and Jasper xxxx

  3. Scawlet
    I am so happy to wead that you have a new fwiend to take you fow youw walks..I was soo vewy sad about all the wotten things that have happened to youw family lately..I bet Kuya Lowie is looking down fwom heaven and smiling at you
    smoochie kisses

  4. You are so right!
    You never know what could happen from one moment to the other so is is the best to "try" to be prepared!
    Glad Scarlet is enjoying her time outside again!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  5. It is nice that Scarlet can go out again. I'm sure she misses her Kuya Lowie. We have the pack problem here, too. It is a challenge for my mom to keep us calm and safe.

    love & wags,

  6. We have missed a lot during the past couple of weeks! First, we're very happy to read that Scarlet has a new helper so she can get out for her walks and gets the attention she needs. Second, we're so sorry to read about the civil war that has broken out between the other dogs! It sounds like you're working on a plan that is at least restoring a separate peace, even though you cannot trust all the dogs together. Third, we are most concerned at your mention in one of your posts that you do not trust the dogs around your child. We don't know how old your child is, but we strongly recommend you work on teaching the child how to behave around the dogs so as not to provoke them. A very young child should never be left alone with a dog, of course. But the child has to be taught not to grab or squeeze or hit a dog, not to try and take things out of the dog's mouth, just basic human-dog etiquette. It should be possible to have your child and one dog in the house while you are present, so they learn how to behave appropriately around each other and they aren't afraid of each other. Maybe you could trade off, letting each dog have a little house time one day a week. Given the past episode you mentioned, if you don't help him or her learn to know your dogs the right way, your child may grow up to be afraid of dogs. That would truly be sad.

    We sure wish you luck with the dogs. Once battle lines harden, it can be very difficult to reintegrate them. They may learn to coexist in your presence, but you may never be able to trust them alone together without supervision.

    Jed & Abby

  7. Happy Hearts Day, Scarlet, Trudis, Jappy, Pusit, Bambi, Woody, Scarlet, MoyMoy and you Ms. Secretary and Animal Doctor!

    Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

  8. Scawlet
    I would happily shawe my flowews and tweats wif you,I wish we lived close by
    smoochie kisses

  9. Woof, my GF!
    Belated drooly late hearts day.
    Keeper thinks Jed and Abby is right.
    As to the hooman outing, maybe I should go along next time but Keeper does not want to carry me! I hate walking outside of Heaven ;-)

  10. We found you on the Dogs With Blogs group and are now following you. We would love if you would stop by and follow us too!


  11. So true Secretary! Great Words of Wisdom. Human Granny does not fit the norm she has prepared more for the after life than the here life now. She says that we are not of this world but of the next one. We are only passing through. She also says that this life is short compared to eternity and we need to prepare for it. We are so happy that you are again on your walks and human Granny assures me that Kuya is looking down on you with his beautiful smile each and every time my go out. May you find Peace Secretary and understanding.
    Licks and Wags, Ariel <3
    from human Granny thanks for all you do to make this world a better place HUGS!


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