Monday, April 5, 2010

It's a Slow Journey

Never in a million zillion years would I have ever dreamed of the outpouring of love, concern, compassion, emails, letters, cards and telephone calls.  I am sorry I have not answered everyone, but I promise I will .  Every word means so very much to me.  In addition to losing my precious Keelie; Josh suffers from litter mate syndrome and has started jumping our six foot fence, swimming in the lake and then looking for Keelie.  She has gone to a friend's house to stay for a while so we don't have another tragedy.  I miss her terribly.  On a petty note my computer died.  I am working on the computer that I gave to my niece 8 years ago to play solitare on!  I can't read blogs, and it is so slow I type a work, do a load of laundry and the word should appear. LOL.  Now you ask, who is the fellow in the picture.  
I was called by friends and they said we NEED you to foster a dog (wink wink) We are desperate.  First let me tell you that Keelie would sneeze if she wanted extra attention or was about to be bad.  Her favorite treat was cheese.

OK, back to my story.  This is a severely abused puppy mill dog between 2 -3 years old, no name.  I went to visit him and he was just blank, nothing no bond.  I cried and left and said I can't do it.  As I was pulling out of the parking lot I turned around and went back in.  He only weighs 8 pounds.  My vet said he is the most severely underweight pug he has ever seen.  So I go back in to visit him and still nothing, just a blank stare from him.  I left again.  I got about a mile away and yes , I turned around yet again.  I held him, tried walking him, nothing.  I was putting him back in his cage and guess what?  He sneezed! I know that sounds so silly but he was mine.  And no DeeDee I did not take the picture.  I saw a teenager on a cell phone in PetSmart and after she hung up I said could you take a picture of this dog and email it to me so I can share it with my friends? 

We named him Ning, Chinese for calm.  He does not like to be loved or cuddled.  The vet says we have a long road ahead of us but I know my Keelie sent him to me.  That sneeze proved it. 

My friends I thank you so much.  I treasure you so and as Ning and I ( and Josh soon) get stronger and heal together we will share funny stories, recipes, and adventures!  I miss reading your blogs so much and hopefully can get a computer that allows me to read the blogs so very soon.
Hugs , love and thank you to you all!


  1. Jeanette-I'm going to have to read back and see what happened. I'm in the midst of my own chaos and I haven't been reading blogs either. I am so sorry about Keelie and so glad she sent you someone who obviously needs your care and love.


  2. It's SO good to hear from you Jeanette and to know that you are okay. I've been healing in my own way too, missing Chloe every second of every day. I cracked up when I saw that pic of Ning. AND, I SO believe in signs, as I get them just about every day (no, God does not have to hit me over the head any more!) and no doubt that was a sign from Keelie. So enjoy getting to know Ning and I'll be back to check in on you often.

  3. Jeanette

    So glad that you have a new little someone to love! And Ning, "God Bless you!"

    Enjoy your week!

  4. Awww! I bet Ning will warm up to you soon, once he figures out that you will take care of and love him.

  5. Good to see you back here Jeanette and can't wait to hear your Ning stories.
    Hope you had a fabulous EASTER,

  6. Oh Jeanette, I know what you have been going through. My dear Weezie has been gone barely a month. She also died in my arms. Although she was 15 yrs it was still hard to believe she was gone.

    My other dog was lonely so I told him I'd get him a buddy. The next day I was on my way to GW and the "car" just turned and drove to the animal shelter! I just went in to see if any dog "spoke" to me. Well his pic is on my sidebar and I even wrote about him last week. His name is now Buddy!

    Enjoy your new pooch. Our "stray that stayed" was very shy at first. We could tell he had not been loved. He is now the most gentle, polite, and loving dog ever!

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

  7. Jeanette,
    If anyone can walk this sweet pup through the road ahead... you can! Ning, sounds like the perfect addition to your family. I'll pray that Josh will calm down while at your friends home and will return home to her new sweet friend. They will probably be very good for each other! Please take care of yourself my friend!
    Dee Dee

  8. So glad to see you back. So much going on for you but Ning sounds like a blessing. Take care.

  9. He sneezed! Oh that's wonderful. I would have taken that as a sign too. I hope he heals your heart and you his. You need eachother.

  10. Dearest Jeanette,

    I have missed you, my friend, and loved hearing from you again on this post. Ning is such a perfect name for this new pug, and I just know that there is no one in this earth who can love this dog back to life like you.

    Take care. Kisses and hugs.


  11. Jeanette, if anyone can love this puppy to a happy and joyful life, it would be you. I can't wait to hear the progress you make with him. Be sure to let us know.

  12. Jeanette, I am so behind on visiting blogs. I am so sorry about Keelie :( Our pets are like a member of the family. Ning sounds as if he was Heaven sent. I can't wait to hear stories of your newest member of the family.
    God Bless you!