Monday, September 24, 2012

New beginings...

Hi all...Ok Im playing catch-up today with my blog as Ive had so much going on.  To be honest I havnt had a lot of energy to put into my blog...or anything for that matter.  Its been a hard year this year and I havnt had my mum either as she is still in rehab so Ive also being trying to deal with that and the r est...BUT its all ok.  Im telling myself it will be ok...not perfect.  Far from perfect but its ok. 
Today is officially the first day of the spring school holidays and we are out the backyard, in the pool. 
It is a stunningly warm day.  I have my little neice here and the neighbors little girl, as well as my two.  The four of them are swimming and playing games.  Its nice. After such a long, cold, depressing winter its nice for this day.
Im happy, content and thankful for what I have.
I have the most incredable husband any woman could EVER wish for. My kids are beautiful, loving souls.
im thankful for my homely home and for the joy my family give me.

On that note I want to introduce a new memebr of our family to you all.

Harry is our new baby. After much sadness we couldnt bare the emptiness and the spots where Jojo used to sit.
We decided a few days later to get a new baby, which we did.
Again we went to the animal welfare legue and we were thrilled to discover this little fellow arrived there that morning.
He is a 5 year old male maltese.
He isnt Replacing Jonah but he is defintly filling that big hole.
For about two weeks I tried to let poor Harry in but I think I was still grieving for Jonah.
I just couldnt love him like I did Jonah.
However last week, I had a day home with Harry.  Just him and I.
I think we bonded.  We reached a new level in our relationship. LOL
Now I think Harry and I are great friends.
Im still sad for Jonah but Harry now brings a smile to my face and melts my heart.  He is my new little baby.
He is somewhat smaller than Jonah but so, so cute still.
He has differences to Jonah but alot of simalarities too. 
He too is a gentle little soul.  A snuggly, cuddley little friend.
He is getting used to our family and fitting in nicely.
His tiney little face is just too cute and we welcome our new little baby, Harry with open arms and open hearts.
Welcome Harry...we will have a lovely life together.

Another sad loss for our family!

Oh My!
what a few months we have had.  First the loss of our baby (as my last post explained), then on the 3rd of September we lost our beloved little Jojo (Jonah).  our loyal, loving, almost human like doggy. :(
I wont go into the details of how we lost him but all I will say is that I found him and the circumstances werent nice.  I was devistaed...the whole family was devistated.
Jonah was our dearest baby!  He came everywhere he possable could with us.  He listened to us, knew us and connect with us in every sense.

 We rescued Jonah from the Animal welfare legue back in 2009.  He was only 4 years old then.  He was instantly apart of our family.  Even though he was a little white fluffy dog he was a mans dog, never afraid to do anything.
 He wasnt scared or agressive.  He always seemed to have a big smile on his face and was always so happy.  Even at the park, the biggest, loudest, scariest, agressive dog could come up and jojo just bounced around as if to say "can we play?" totaly obliviouse of the fact that anydog could ever be angry.  He was just always happy and friendly to everyone and everything.  He even loved our neighbors cats, LOL.

Jonah was a little burst of sunshine!

He was my little shadow, my companion and buddy.
Everyone who knew him said he was such a unique, beautiful dog.  Everyone in our neighborhood new him and loved him.  He would go and visit them all and they all loved him visiting.  One neighbor was devistated the day he died and came over sobbing with flowers.

Jonah understood each of us as individuals. I didnt even need a leash for him as he would stick by us and if he did happen to wonder off, we just say 'jojo' and he waould casually wonder back.

We buried him  under a big beautiful tree in our back yard ourside our bedroom window. 
We are still doing renovations in our back yard but when we get to fixing that area we will put a proper little plaque there in rememberance our our awesome little dude.

We, as a family had a memorial service for him and layed flowers on his grave.  We placed a rock there with his collar, bed and bowls, as well as flowers.

JoJo...We loved you more than any pet ever!  You will forever be in our hearts, minds and family.  You were a legend and will always be remembered as our friend and gentle being as well as fun, cheeky and mischieviouse.  We will ALWAYS LOVE YOU!