Introducing BUGG


I have good news and I have bad news.  First the bad news.  Not too long ago I shared a short story and photo of a dearly loved family dog named Cassie.  I’m sad to say Cassie died on Thursday, July 26, 2012.  We were all deeply moved by her passing.  Cassie held a very special place in our hearts.

Now the good news!  Cassie’s family has welcomed a new member.  Give a great BIG welcome to our new granddog BUGG.  Bugg is a six-week old Chocolate Labrador.  Since Bugg is only a puppy she needs to learn the art of going potty outside.  Being as I am home most of the time, I have the wonderful privilege of visiting Bugg once a day to let her outside.  Bugg and I have a grand old-time.  I especially love all of the kisses she so freely gives.  We hope Bugg has a long and happy life with our family.

Our New Granddog “Bugg”

Only a Short Time Left

Last weekend we babysat our granddog Cassie.  Cassie belongs to our youngest daughter and her husband.  We always enjoy spending time with her.  Cassie fits into our little family and our environment like a glove.  She’s very easy to get along with and a joy to be around.  Earlier this year our daughter and son-in-law received devastating news.  Cassie has very few months to live.  She has an aggressive form of cancer.  This very unfortunate news broke our hearts.  To the average bystander Cassie appears just fine.  Only her family knows of her dilemma.  We cherish every moment we have with her.  My compassion for our furry friend is evidenced by this photo.

As you can see I have allowed her to lounge on my sectional sofa.  This is not something I would normally do.  Thanks go out to my daughter and son-in-law for allowing us this special time with Cassie.

UPDATE:  I am very sad to say Cassie died on Thursday, July 26, 2012.  She was a very sweet dog.  We miss her terribly.