Friday, February 19, 2010

Winter blues

It has been a rough new year, hasn't it?
I am missing my friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I am especially sad that Wally is gone. He was so funny and so smart.

Do you remember I told you that my friend Tobie crossed the Bridge? Well, a couple weeks later, her brother Stoney followed her. He had been really healthy but suddenly cancer developed in his bones.

I am glad that they are together now, but sad too.
My family has several people friends who are fighting cancer right now too, so we are thinking of them. Two are doing quite well but one is just beginning treatment and it is very hard on her. If you have an extra prayer or thought to send their way, that would be pawsome.

But there are happy things going on too.

My new cousin Franklin is getting really big! He's grown to about ten pounds! He's a piebald dachshund. I'm happy that he is healthy and getting along well with his kitty brother and my Uncle Walter, my nana's wiener dog.

Have you been watching the Olympics?

My dad and I have been. He likes watching all the skiers. My mom likes the speed skaters. I am cheering for the United States and Canada mostly, but for nice people from all of the other countries too. My nana gets to go to the Olympics next week for her job! She will get to see some hockey games.

Me in my Pawlimpics shirt

I'm not sure the people are as talented as all of my canine friends, though. Do you remember the 2008 Pawlimpics? A very talented bunch, all of us. For some nostalgia and good will and world peace I am re-posting the original Pawlimpics Bone Relay. There are some friends in there who have gone to the Rainbow Bridge since then; we can remember them fondly and be thankful for all of our DWB friends around the world.


Lacy said...

w00fs Lenny, loved all ur post, but me esp loved the video....

b safe,

Jake of Florida said...


What a sweet thing to do, posting the video from our summer Olympics.

Seeing all our pals and remembering the fun helped chase a way the sadness for a few moments. As you said, some of our friends are no longer here, but seeing them in a happier moment was special -- if sad.

We've missed you so it's great to see you and your dad snuggled together. Stay in touch!!!

Wirey love,

Jake and Just Harry

Gus said... was really nice of you and your mom to repost the bone relay. Tell her to have a good time at the hooman games.


Noah the Airedale said...

So many pals have crossed the bridge lately. It's very sad.

We've been watching the Olympics. Did you see Australia got a Gold medal in the womens half pipe woo hoo!!!!

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Molly the Airedale said...

We remember the Pawlimpics well, Lenny! What a great video!
We watch the Olympic games every night with mom and dad! They're great!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lenny!
Some of our friends are no longer with us but they will live forever in our hearts.
I love the video of the Bone Relay.
We have been watching the games too!
Kisses and hugs

TwoSpecialWires said...

We'd never seen the bone relay! Thanks for posting it!

We'll keep our paws crossed for your friends, and we certainly have been sending love and comfort to the families who have lost a furry or two-legged recently.

Jake and Fergi

Life With Dogs said...

We have been living the olympics! What a great diversion when cabin fever has set it.

So sorry about all of the bad news - it's been tough to take...

Eric said...

Hey Lennie! Wagging to see you pal. Sorry bout your friends, it's hard huh? We didn't get much of the Olympics shown here but i know we won 1 medal woohoo! Loved that you put the bone relay on again for us. I'm going to go and sit down witha nice bone and watch it again.

Oh and Lenny do you have any of them pesky wheelies? You can enter them in my Scruffs Dog show if you do..heheee!

Wiry love Eric xxx

Princess Patches said...

Lenny! Please tell your mom thank you for the pawsome card! She says it does help to know that peeps and pups are thinking of us. And it REALLY helps to know that peeps and pups are praying for us! Thanks again!

Penny &Patches