Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Being alone with Rosie, The Summer of Reflection and Healing...

Hi everyone!! Biggest WOOFS from Rosie!! It has been SO long since our last post, well here ya go!  Rosie is so happy and helping me so much! I have been quite ill lately and will be for all this summer,,blah!..but Rosie is with me...all will be good.  Just going to have to rest and take the summer to reflect and heal..
Watching my 'kid' makes me happy. My illness, with my thyroid is going to keep me home this summer.  I am going to enjoy EVERY second with Rosie.  EVERY SINGLE SECOND!! Every blade of summer grass, every laugh of a child that is off school for the summer, every bug that my kitty Leeta bobs around.
  I just about lost my Leeta.  He got hit by a car or something!  The SPCA people came to my door so I know that someone I know hurt him.  Who ever called the SPCA knew where i lived and made the call.  Leeta is ok now..I am see your beloved animal, swollen and in inentse pain is so hard.  My poor Leeta, he is ok now, thank god. Rosie would not eat Leeta's food on the floor or drink kitty's water when he was at his worst, Rosie knew!
And, Rosie knew his Mom was sick.
I could not be within 4 feet of anyone for a week due to a radiation treatment.  My biggest worry was Rosie!! She knew, she knows everything.  She kept a lead of at least 4 feet at out romps to the park.  I did not even have to tell her. My son attached her leash and then I took it about 4 ft away...she knew everything.... everything!!! Rosie is so smart, she knows me now..I know her, and I miss her SO MUCH!....
I had the most wonderful hug from my son, Rosie and Leeta.  This hug was the most magical and sparkling hug I had ever had.  I had waited for this hug and anticipated it for a week...a very, very, every, long isolated week.
  This hug was the warmest, most sparkling, most comforting pillow soft feather swooshing, warmest,
perfectly toasted marshmallow contentment, I have ever felt in my life. It's really good when you don't have it for awhile!!

My darln Rosie is with me every second.  I will not be doing anything this summer with my best friends, West Coast Assistance Teams.   I will be very sad about that.  I am crying right now about that.  And I am so sorry that I cant be involved.  I already feel my emotions and physical health on a downward spiral.  This is the way it must be, dam thyroid.  Stupid, stupid, stupid. dam disease.  Graves disease, in my research can cause mood swings.  HAHAHAHA..SORRY, BUT..have been battling that crap all my life.
  It strikes me so strange that I have a disease that affects my moods, and a disease that is treated with radiation that can take up to a year to totally destroy my thyroid.  My moods are going crazy, (as always), and the doctors believe me!! THE DOCTORS BELIEVE ME!!! wow! It only took a gland in my body that was way out of wack to make them listen..hmmmmm...whatever.
There is one being who believes me all the way, no matter what...morning, day, angel, my Rosie. My best friend, the one I can always count on, and oh my goodness is she waking me up in the morning!! There would be no morning without my Rosie girl, thank you darling, lets go to the park.
I cant go very far these days, Rosie does not care, the park is her paradise, and she makes it mine.
I love you Rosie girl

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Thank you so much for all your wonderful pledges to West Coast Assistance Teams!

Unfortunately, my Mom, Donny and I were not able to attend because of Mom's recent health issues. Our hearts were there and we wish to thank Sharon and Ryan for all the wonderful pictures! They made Mom and I feel so included and important! (If you would like a close up of me or any of my furry friends, just click on the pic!)

Enjoy the pictures and video, Mom and I sure did! West Coast Assistance Teams, with your pledges raised $5,046.00!!! Thank you from all our puppy hearts for sharing so much love!

My buddies and I will make sure people are helped with our love and expertise! THAT is a promise. We will make life better and brighter for people in need.  

 Here is the West Coast gang at the run! Mom, Donny and I SO missed being there and are sad that we could not attend. We are EXTREMELY PROUD of West Coast,you, and all our friends for doing such a wonderful job. Look how happy everyone is! Thanks again to Sharon and Ryan for the wonderful pics, LOVE YOU GUYS!

Ryan has created a video on Youtube! Just go to Youtube and enter west coast rotary seawalk You cant help but feel good if you watch it! Great work Ryan! Mom couldn't help but sing along and smile! 

Donny would like to thank his awesome Dad, Grammie in Kelowna, his Grammie's friend Avis, his Auntie Ti Ti, Auntie Donna, Auntie Katheren, and his most special friends and teacher Val, from Traditional Learning Academy for their heartfelt pledges. Donny so appreciates your help and wants other 'Moms' to be helped like his Mom was. Woof! Donny you rock!
All of you who so lovingly pledged will help West Coast Assistance Teams train and place dogs like Ellie! Isn't she beautiful! She will be placed with someone who so needs her so that they may live their life with independence, freedom and confidence. You go Ellie girl!

I must go check on Mom, she wants to post soon on her recent health issues so you all know why we are spending alot of time at home lately. It has been a rough ride for Mom, with my help she is feeling better and we hope to be involved with our 'angels', West Coast Assistance Teams as soon as we can! 
Take Care everyone, smile at someone everyday, because...

'Who I am Makes a Difference'
Hugs and Woofs 
Leanne and Rosie