Bigly Bestest Big Day

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Today’s the day I get my leg fixed. Surgery is this morning, and I’m kind of scared. But Momma and Daddy will take good care of me while I recover, and those crazy kids are here all the time now, so I know they’ll help out too. I suppose it would be nice to not have to hop around on three legs anymore…

Please wish me lots of luck!

~Hey friends, hope you are doing well during these challenging times. Wishing you all good health and better days ahead. 💜~

Bigly Bestest Broken Doggie Part 3

@thebiglybestestdoggie: So I went back to the vet… and my leg is definitely not improving. He referred me to a veterinarian surgeon. Going for a consultation in a few days, but seems very likely I’ll be needing surgery if my leg has any chance of getting better. 😦

Just doing what I do best these days… sitting around, looking cute.

~Thank you all for your continued well wishes. It means so much to us, as we do our best to help The Bigly Bestest recover so he can get back to having more fun adventures soon. ❤ ~

Bigly Bestest Broken Doggie Part 2

@thebiglybestestdoggie: It’s been two weeks now, and I’m still very wobbly on my leg. Going back to the vet this morning to see what he says. Please wish me luck!

This is no fun, no fun at all. 😦

Bigly Bestest Broken Doggie

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Doggie down! Doggie down! Must have moved wrong during a game of fetch with Daddy, and now I’m hopping around like some kind of kooky rabbit. The doctor said I can’t go for walks, play fetch, or do anything fun. Hopefully my leg will heal on its own. I really, really don’t want to have a surgery…

If there’s one benefit right now, it’s being waited on like royalty. Look at me dining in style in the living room!

~Hey friends, Jett could use some positive healing vibes right now, so please feel free to send some his way!~

Bigly Bestest Wacky Walk

@thebiglybestestdoggie: When nature called on my walk, I squatted down and stared straight into the window of a parked AT&T van. I realized there was a guy sitting in the van, so I gave a big, friendly grin. The guy glanced back at me in horror, and quickly took off like he had somewhere better to be.  Guess not everyone can handle the sight of a happy poopie pup. Weird…

Still laughing about this amusing tail… I mean, tale.

~Happy Tuesday, friends! It’s always fun to find humor in the most unexpected situations, isn’t it? ~

Bigly Bestest King of the Stairs

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Since nobody in this house has bothered to build King Jett a magnificent throne, I’ve decided to claim my rightful place at the top of the staircase- the highest place of honor. That’s right, I’m King of the Stairs. And nobody can pass through without proper payment… in the form of yummy dog treats, of course!

Thou shall not pass… unless there are treats involved.

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Bigly Bestest Resourceful Doggie

@thebiglybestestdoggie: So proud of myself for being so resourceful! Momma didn’t get breakfast in the bowl fast enough for my liking, so helped myself to an empty can of beef chili I dug out of the trash! Momma didn’t look too proud or pleased though…

Yummy yummy, got beef chili wrapper in my tummy!

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Bigly Bestest Snow Pup

@thebiglybestestdoggie: It snowed here the other day! It hardly ever snows here! Oh, it was only a tiny bit, but it was so cool to watch those beautiful snowflakes fall from the sky. Momma says if it snows enough next time, we will try to build a snow pup! Doesn’t that sound fun?

I wanna build a snow pup!

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Bigly Bestest Beach Doggie

@thebiglybestestdoggie: Did you know there are beaches especially for doggies?!? It’s true! I got to go to one on our road trip, and it was so much fun! Look at all this soft sand! And that tasty ocean water! Oops, guess I wasn’t supposed to actually drink that…? Oh well. I had the best time ever at the doggie beach!

Ah, so this is what paradise looks like!

Ah, so this is what paradise looks like!

~Happy Tuesday, friends!~

Believe, Don’t Give Up! (Dedicated to My Mom)

Time moves slowly, yet rushes by in a heartbeat.

Or, rather, it keeps on moving, long after a heart beats its final beat.

Today marks the one year anniversary since my mom’s heart beat its final beat in this world.

I miss her so much, especially as the holidays approach.

Memories- of the good times, along with the most heart-wrenching, agonizing moments- come flooding back with a vengeance.

It’s almost unbearable sometimes.

Words may be failing me lately…

Yet my mom managed to sum life up to perfection in one of her own blog posts:

Believe, Don’t Give Up!
By Souad “Sue” Battista
(a.k.a. Tink the Belle)
From Playing by My Own Rules

For every downhill battle, there will be an uphill victory.

For every backward tread, there will be a forward initiative.

For every letdown, there will be contentment.

For every tear, there will be a smile.

Sometimes what seems to be the end, could be just a beginning.

Life is full of endless detours and turnarounds.

Giving up is not an option. Never was, never will be.

My beautiful angel mom.

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle”. ~Albert Einstein