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Thrown off...

Monday, April 14, 2014

This Friday, my long-time pal at OHS had to be put to sleep due to insurmountable medical issues.

Buddy Jordan was a happy boy who ate anything given to him emoticon He had a voracious love of food, which was escalated due to his illness. It was decided early last week that his health was failing and the humane loving thing to do was to let him go. The shelter was SO kind to allow all of Buddy J's fans and family the time to say their goodbyes before he had to leave. One of the animal care techs and I joked about worrying if his tummy would pop from being so overfull!

Needless to say, I have unfortunately allowed this sad event to throw me off my game. I've self-soothed, as I so often do, with food. Nothing too horrendous, but I gained a pound last week instead of losing one, and I'm not all too concerned with getting back on track.

Or well, I wasn't. I'm taking a breath, looking my sadness in the face, accepting it for what it is, and working my way back to where I should be again - menus, planning, shopping, then actually eating what's planned. I'll get there.

In the meanwhile, Bill and I managed to have an active weekend, regardless. There's something very satisfying/frustrating about hacking grass and dirt from the ground and planting new life in remembrance of a loved one who has moved on before us.

I swerved left.. now I'm steering right. Trying...

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RENZRYD 8/24/2014 8:48PM


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KAREN42BOYS 7/9/2014 7:04PM

    I'm back doing my Sparkie thing. I've seen your FB posts, so I've seen that your volunteering has returned to bringing you joy, too. Glad you helped bring joy to this dog's life.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/30/2014 7:26PM

    Ohhhh. I'm a little late here but still wanted to drop by and say I'm so sorry Buddy Jordan's health issues couldn't be solved. What an absolutely adorable smile he has in that pic. Thank you for all you do - it's not always a pleasant job and the world is a much better place because of you and others like you who are willing to do the work and deal with the sometimes sadness that goes with it.

The self-soothing is so understanding. I hope you are feeling a little more under control.

May Hugs to you!

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MRSBENNETT2 4/23/2014 2:25AM

    That's all we can do, my dear! You have a plan and you have the determination. :)

Sorry for the loss of your shelter buddy. That's so hard to see a sweet soul like that go.

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IMIN2GENES 4/14/2014 8:20PM

    So sorry for your loss! Sometimes it's so hard when you're such a caring person. Whacking the grass sounds like great therapy to me!

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GAYEMC 4/14/2014 3:18PM

    It sounds like Buddy was surrounded by a bunch of people who loved him. How lucky he was to have you in his life. Yard work can be very cathartic. Looks like we'll be back to rain soon.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 4/14/2014 12:08PM

    So sorry, Candy, about your loss... I had to say goodbye to a good friend this weekend as well (non-furry type) and I "swerved" a bit as well.

Here's to putting our butts back on the trail! Take care.


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REALLY_ROBIN 4/14/2014 11:45AM

  Wow, so sorry for your loss, but glad he is on to a better place. And you sound like you are doing well about getting back on track. Keep up the good work and taking advantage of the nice sunny NW days. Hugs...Robin

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BOB5148 4/14/2014 10:39AM

  So sorry

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