Good morning, Everyone!
I do apologize to those of you who are accustomed to looking for a nightly update from me. Last night, I just ran out of juice before posting, so it had to wait until this morning. Anytime that I have to run an errand on my way home from work, I am just wiped out by that night. School seems to pretty much take it out of me these days. But, I am hopeful that soon I'll start building an immunity to the side effects of the drugs that I'm on. As far as I've read and heard, this seems to be a pretty common thing. So, can you pray for that for me? Pray that my body would be better and better able to tolerate the medications. Overall, I'm doing great with no enormous side effects, but I am feeling some body aches and pains and fatigue. Thank goodness these are the only ones! I can handle these kind of side effects.
On another note, today is a bittersweet day on Pleasant Drive. After several months of deliberation, we've decided that it's best for us to send sweet, little Bertie the Bloodhound to a new home. My plate is just too full, and this seems to be one way to relieve a little stress for me. Bertie is a wonderful dog, the very best bloodhound that you could ask for. She is loyal and smart, playful and energetic. But, she needs more exercise than she's getting, so rather than having a wonderful dog who can channel all those great qualities, we just have a frustrated dog who can't use her energy.
This decision has been hard. Terrible really. I know that, if you aren't a pet person, then you don't understand. But, those four dogs are our babies. We've spent tons of time, energy, and money on them. And, we love them.
Because we were able to find a home for Bertie that is far better than our home, then we are able to give her away. Her new home sounds like a dream! In fact, I want to go live there. I'm taking Bertie there this afternoon. So, please pray for us. Yes, I'm asking you to pray for my dog.
I know that her new home is a large estate with a vineyard, pond, pool, and another bloodhound. Doesn't that sound perfect? Her new owner is home during the day, and she is very excited about Bertie coming to live with her.
Pray that it's an easy transition for Bertie, her new owners, and for us. Pray that Bertie greets them well (I'm worried about this). Pray that she settles in quickly and falls in love with her new place.
I know, I know. It's just a dog. Everything will be fine.
I'll let you know how it goes.