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Saturday, October 13, 2007

It's been a long time since I've posted and I'm feeling guilty about neglecting you all. This has been a very difficult week for me; my grandpa's funeral was today and I think it was the saddest day I can remember in a long time. I've been spending a lot of time with my family though, which is nice.

And to top things off, yesterday we found out that our oldest dog, Rowdy, has lymphoma. We don't know yet if it's spread to any other parts of her body or not but regardless, it will eventually be fatal. We may be able to prolong her life somewhat and keep her comfortable with steroids and/or chemotherapy, but the bottom line is that we know she's not too much longer for this world. Those who know me probably can guess that this is a pretty huge blow, since our dogs are a hugely important part of our family.


Needless to say, I'm having a bit of a rough time. I'm way behind on filling orders and returning emails, so if you're waiting for something from me, I apologize. I'm going to try really hard to get back into the swing of things in the next couple of days and start getting caught up. I have some new beads and cabochons to photograph and share; hopefully I'll get to that tomorrow.

Thanks to everyone who has sent their kind words and thoughts about my Grandpa; it really helps a lot.

8 comments:

girl least likely to said...

oh no! i am SO sorry to hear about rowdy. i understand how difficult this must be for you, especially considering the week you've already had... but i know this is just heartbreaking, regardless. {{{{{tamara}}}}}

Anonymous said...

I know how you are feeling. And I think that everyone else understands too. So don't worry, take your time, things will hopefully get better with time.
Sirpa

Vegan Girl said...

Hello Tamara,

My dog had the same thing. I have dedicated my wedding and business name to her. Her name was Daisy and I'll be having a daisy theme at my wedding. My company's name is Daisy Wares. I know what you are going through and it is the roughest thing ever. So I am so sorry for you and your family. I have been thinking about you. Best to you and your family,

Roni

Vivacious Vegan said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. It must have been very devastating to hear the news about Rowdy in the wake of your Grandfather's death. I hope you are able to savour every last moment you have with him. Lots of hugs!

√Āngela said...

Oh, Tamara, I'm so sorry! :( Just take time to enjoy with Rowdy, I'm sure you'll have lots of good memories to think about if you're feeling sad. I'll keep you in my thoughts. Hugs!

Angela.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Hang in there Tamara. Sorry this has been such a tough week or two for you. Give Rowdy a big hug for me.

chinababe2004 said...

Tamara, I've been thinking about you a lot over the past couple of weeks. I'm so, so sorry to hear about your sweet Rowdy. That is devastating news. I'm sure you're giving her lots of kisses, squeezes and extra attention, and I know she feels all your love. You have given her a wonderful home, and she must be a very happy doggy.
Hugs, Jennifer

chinababe2004 said...

Tamara, I've been thinking about you a lot over the past couple of weeks. I'm so, so sorry to hear about your sweet Rowdy. That is devastating news. I'm sure you're giving her lots of kisses, squeezes and extra attention, and I know she feels all your love. You have given her a wonderful home, and she must be a very happy doggy.
Hugs, Jennifer