Happy Fri-Yay… Funday!!!
Last Friday Mrs. Doubtfire, aka Robin Williams, was dancing with her broom on my page and this week I am because Harry celebrated his birthday. YAY!!! I thought he was going to be 14 but when I looked up his birth certificate, I was shocked I was a whole year off and he was actually 13. That sounds about right with this time warp we’ve been in. I’m sticking with birthdays don’t count this year because we barely used them in Covid but I am happy we got to celebrate him and confident we will share one last Christmas together.
As the days have been leading up to his birthday, we have had many talks about what we should do for his birthday. I don’t know about you, but we have invited other friends dogs in and had birthday parties over the years, gone to the beach etc, but that’s not happening right now.
Remember, Harry can’t walk and his front legs have now given out on him so he has to be carried everywhere with a special strap around both his front end and back end. I’ts called helpem harness up and we couldn’t have survided without it for the last 18 months. It has been a God send. He barks throughout the day to let you know what he needs and is up 2-4 times in the night to go out to go to the bathroom. My husbands a saint. If you’ve ever had a geriatric dog you get how exhausting and back breaking it is and it takes it’s toll. It’s so sad and breaks your heart and you would do anything for them including putting them down if they were suffering or in pain. Harry is still happy to eat and be with us and tells us when he needs to go out, drink water, move positions etc. We all love and adore him but it’s hard to get much done with his incessant demands and we find ourselves trying to pawn him off on the other person.
This is how our conversation went one night at dinner.
“So what are we going to do for Harry’s Birthday”?
“Let’s give him his favorite meal and a bone”?
“Good idea but no he might have diarrhea all day”.
“Well, we can take him on a stroller ride”.
“Great idea, we’ll do that”.
And it went on and on.
And then my husband said “Well, we could put him down”.
We all just roared in comic relief. While it might sound brutal, if you have ever had a geriatic pet or loved one that is dependent on you for their every need, you will get this. If you haven’t gone through this, you might not be able to get the humor. It takes it’s toll and you need breaks and relief. While we love him so much and it’s painful, we have adapted to his new normal. It takes so much patience, love, dedication and honestly most people we know would have put him down a year ago. But he is still happy to eat and be with us which is our criteria for him having a good quality of life, painstaking as it is, and we will savor the moments we have left together, until we know it’s time to say goodbye.
Thanks so much for visiting today and do something fun for yourself.
I will be posting until next week Thursday and then am going on a hiatus of a device free holiday just to give you a heads up.
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Oh those animals in their Christmas costumes: priceless! So pleased Harry made it to his birthday. It’s a tough decision to put a pet down but sometimes it’s the most humane thing. Pleased he’s still enjoying life in his old age and I hope that when the end comes it will be peaceful. Best wishes of the season to you and your family 😊❤️❤️
I know right! Oh thanks so much Ingrid! Me too. He is a sweetie and once they are gone, they’re gone. Yes, for sure it is best to put them down if they aren’t enjoying their lives anymore. Thanks for those wishes, those are mine as well! Thank you and to you. Hope you are making some snowballs. ❤️
I ❤️ your heart! Harry picked the right family! Merry Christmas, my friend! Give all your animals an extra treat! ❤️
Oh Thank you so much Lisa! ❤️ That’s kind of you. I sure will and enjoy yours. How was your birthday?
Larry set off the smoke detector from the Hanukkah candles. Other than that, it was quiet, and perfect.
Oh that’s hysterical!!!! didn’t want you to forget about him and remind you you are moving along.. ❤️
Absolutely- definitely a first! ❤️
Well, at least there was no fire.. thanks Larry! 🙏🙏
I moved pretty quickly too… damn smoke detector
Thank god!!! ❤️
Luckily, it was a false alarm! A Larry alarm…. 🔥
Home to Larry!! 🤣🤣
Guy looks grumpy as hell 😂😂
🤣🤣🤣He looks like a baby!!!
Why are babies so frustrated??
cuz we never know exactly what they want.. plus it was warm and cozy and boom out they came.
He looks so pissed, he’s like
“Beat it, man, leave me alone”
Really? He is happy! or….. you’re just trying to make me feel guilty and then I won’t feel so bad when it’s tine to say goodbye.
The expression on his face 😂
did you see him gobble that treat up?! he’d a bit you for that comment.. 🤣
That’s why I stay away from pets. 😂
Good call.. don’t sleep with street dogs.. tonight or any night actually 🤣
I don’t have to 😂
Now I forget where we were, you are so late. 🤣
It’s you not me. 😂😂
well, i slept a little.. you need to sleep less. 🤣
I don’t sleep a lot 😂
Try hypnosis 😃
I sleep, I don’t, I do and I don’t worry about it.. it’s all goo!
Okay now that’s tiring
what shift do you want?
Good Call! 🤣
I love the story of your dog Harry! Thirteen is getting up there for a dog! I enjoyed your You Tube Clip! Have a great Christmas Holiday!
Oh thanks Dwight! It is especially for a King Charles. No more pure breeds! Hope you got up and danced with me! 🤣🤗🙏 You as well!
I only danced in my mind!! LOL Have a great weekend!
DWIGHT, DWIGHT …..LOL you too. I have another video you can do in a chair coming out next week.. Easy stretches. ❤️
ha ha … just what I need!
Yes, you will like!!! it’s like church yoga!❤️
He looks so angry with the cap and Christmas thing!
Oh NO!!! You agree with Barath! You’re suppose to be on my side!!! 🤣😡
Haha! Did he say that? Well he does look grump. Can’t help it!😂😂😅😅
Hahahahaha He said and I quote “ he looks grumpy as hell!!! And now you used the same word. 😂
I read his comment now. We said the same things😂😂The guy looks really stuck up in that.🤭🤭
no you planned this and teamed up on me.. I think he looks so cute! kind of like having an ugly baby but their soooo cute to you, you can’t see it. ❤️
That was coincidence😂😂 He doesn’t look happy at all😆😆
Gosh and I was trying to fix you up with a nice guy but I think the two of you might be more suited. 🤣🤣🤣 Now i feel guilty… love you anyway tho..
Haha! You won’t let it pass😂😂 I would still love to meet you anyday and I want that red bike of yours🤩🤩🤩
lol.. Now I’ll have to charge you for it when you come .. 🤣🤣🤣
That’s not fair. You’ll charge your friend for a trail even🥺🥺
alright, I’ll rent it to you! 🤣
LOL.. I’ve been team tagged. ❤️
well, ganged up on! I need the nice boy to the rescue but now their mouths are zipped …lol
Haha!😂😂You are strong, you don’t need a boy to rescue😂😂😂
Good Point!!!!! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Alrighty “RED” i’m not gonna tell Harry you said that about him. ❤️💃
Yayy! Harry is a nice boy🤩🤩
Yay! I don’t think you like nice boys. 🤣🤣🤣 but I still love ya! ❤️
Hahaha😂😂I love ya too!❤
Sleep well and have a great weekend!🌷🌷🌷
Hahaha.. such an enjoyable post, Cindy! Happy birthday to Harry, he looks adorable!💕
Oh Thanks so much Rishika!!!! Thank you, I think so too even if you read some of our friends that say other here. 🤣 Have a great night! ❤️
Hahaha.. yesss! You too, Cindy!🤗💕
it’s good to laugh, yes?!!!! Thanks my dear, will do! ❤️🤗
Hahahha, it was fun watching you dance with the animals Cindy. 😍 It’s sad about Harry he has spent so long time with you that it might seem difficult to imagine one without him. I can in a way understand what you might be going through and I hope the best for you and Harry. Such a great boy. 😇😍.
Glad you had fun or got a laugh out of me dancing Kumar! It’s really sad and difficult at the same time. I can’t imagaine it but at the same time, when you watch someone decline you get more ready in someways since it’s so hard on everyone. I know you know but when Joy went it was sudden which was shocking and so much harder. Difficulty prepares us sometimes for what our next chapter is. Thanks so much, he really is. ❤️❤️Cindy
AWW!! The last photo of everyone together is just so sweet and beautiful! Wishing Harry a very happy birthday!!!❤️
They are too cute and so are you for jumpig right over and visiting. Thanks so much! ❤️
Always a pleasure reading your posts!! And I LOVE dogs so so much!!😂💕
awwww thanks! I know you are a lover too …. send pics or post of yours sometine! ❤️
Of course!! I will sometime!❤️
oh good… can’t wait..
O wow, so many love to harry. Harry is very lucky to have such a sweet family and loving people. So many hearted congratulations to harry and a very happy Christmas. Have a wonderful weekend ahead.
Yes, for sure! Oh thanis Rising Star and for your kind visit. Thanks for your sweet comment and you too. Mention of you in your post is going up soon. ❤️🤗🤗 hugs, Cindy
Your love is endless dear Cindy 🤗. XOXO
That is so heartfelt Rising Star andy your words penetrte deeply. Thank you! ❤️
You are always warm welcome dear
Thank you so much!!! I appreciate you! ❤️
Cindy fabulous 💃
Thank you Athira 💃
My pleasure 🙏🏻
How are you…Jingle bells
A very happy birthday to Harry! He looks so cute and adorable.
awwww thank you so much Harsh! he really is! thanks four your message. Are you doing better with your writers block?
Not really. But working on it. Hopefully this will end soon
write on that.. just go with it and see what happens.. take the everyday moments is my good idea. It doesn’t have to be perfect since it’s a blog and not a book.. ❤️
Okay. I’ll try and do this. Thank you for the advice. 😄
It looks like you’re on your way with your posts-:)!
I am writing stuff. Not specially for posting, just trying to pen whatever’s there in mind.
All good! It will come!! 🙌
Happy birthday to Harry the adorable! 🥳🥳 I am glad Harry made this day! 💕
All four looks great in red and I enjoyed watching your video Cindy. ❤️❤️
Oh Thanks so much Preethes!!!! Yes, me too. The weather is warming up a bit, soi I think I’ll take him on a stroller ride later. Glad you liked the video! Have a great weekend! ❤️
How adorable Harry is….happy 13th to him & to you all, dear Cindy ❤️✨
Awwww, thank you so much Navin! He is a sweetie and we apprecite your kind wishes.
Have a great weekend! ❤️💫
You’re welcome…..and thank you for your wishes, Cindy…..wishing you a great weekend as well…..
❤️ and you’re so welcome! 🤗🤗🤗🌷
Happy birthday, beloved boy! Got a chuckle out of your dance clip! Have a lovely unwired holiday, Cindy!
Awww thanks and glad you got a chuckle! Yes, indeed.. you as well! ❤️
Harry looks so angry and frustrated 😂 But all your other pet looks cute.
oh, you think so.. he’s actually pretty happy but he did love to play ball play so i’m sure that’s hard for him.. … thanks so much for visiting,. Yeshu!❤️
Beautiful birthday party photos, Cindy! All the animals look happy to me! 🙂 I have had to euthanize a few animals over the years. It’s always a difficult decision. It is easy to second guess yourself, but not productive. You make the decision in love, and that is all you can do. All the best! <3
Sooo glad you liked them Cheryl.
They are pretty darn happy and you’re sooo right it’s a tough decision to make. When you have experienced it like we have, you know when the timing is right. Thanks for your kind heart in weighing in❤️ Cindy
Happy Belated Birthday to Harry. I love the photos with all the outfits. So festive! I hope Harry hangs in there for another year of fun. <3
You are so nice to wish him a happy birthday Diana!! Thank you soooo much. Fun and festive and clean up well… thanks for the wishes.. ❤️Cindy
I think he looks pretty damn good for 13!!!
Thank You so much I agree!! ❤️🤗
The comic relief within these words are such a relief and gave me quite a 😊
OMG soooo glad you get it as I knew you would….. laughing. 🤣❤️
Aww Happy Birthday, Harry! All your animals look so cute and festive 😁
You are so kind and I appreciate your wishes. Thank you so much!!! One festive bunch here… and Harry says woof- woof!❤️
Looks like Harry found his perfect family!!! Kudos for adopting him. Happy birthday, Harry! You lucky dog.
Thanks Kally!!! Yes, smart boy here and lucky us! 🤗🙏. Thanks for checking in! ❤️
The Christmas costumes makes them look so so adorable. Enjoyed reading about Harry. Wish you happy festive season. Take care Cindy ❤️
Thaks you sooo much! I really appreciate it Radhika! He’s calling me now.. “mom, past our bedtime”.. lol you enjoy it as well! ❤️
Happy birthday to Harry😊🎉 He looks so adorable wearing that Christmas hat, his eyes are so deep, seems as if he knows his days are numbered and these are few happy moments he would cherish before saying final goodbye. ❤️
Beautiful cute all three of them together wearing those lovely attires. 😍💕 And it’s such a pleasure watching you dance with them 🤗
Take care Cindy, lots of love and hugs always❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗
Thank you Samreen. I think so too and I think you’re right and it’s nice we have these times together to enjoy before the rainbow bridge. His mom and siblings had this condition so it’s heredity. A stroller ride is in his day today. You missed Stargazer in the background there are 4 but she cut out for the dancing.. 🤣 Glad you enjoyed watching it! lots of love to you as well! ❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗💃💃💃💃💫
Always the pleasure is mine Cindy 🥰 Oh poor soul did have suffered a lot. Am sure he enjoyed the troller ride today. ❤️ You people are so kind to take care of him like a child. ❤️🥰 Yeah, I missed Stargazer 😀 just saw the photo again, she is there right behind the sofa😁 I so did enjoyed your love filled fun dance🤗😀
Now you must be preparing for Christmas 😊 Enjoy!!
I got your love, more back at you 😀🤗😁🥰❤️❤️❤️💕🤗🤗🤗
Oh thanks Samreen!!! He has been happy to be with us but it’s soon time because the stroller ride wasn’t as fun and he was tired. We’ll go when it’s warmer tomorrow. 🥰.
You do whatever you can whe you
Love someone as I know you would too. YES, she was a feral and now a wonderful family family member addition! Awww sweet of you to look again. I Love to dance 💃🏻 so thank you!!!
They just descended upon me so “the parties started”.
Oh sweet!! Thanks so much.
You must have posted today and I’ll check… visited my dad too and busy day. ❤️❤️♥️🙏💕💕💕🙏
May be today he will enjoy 😊❤️ Yes, that’s so true we pit our heart and soul into anyone we love. Adorable addition though am not a cat fan at all, I love dogs😁 Yeah, I posted later in the night yesterday, will await your visit❤️ Oh then you must have had a great time visiting him, enjoy your day ❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️ 💖💞
We pour our hearts into those we live for sure! I’m coming back as my animal or kid next life… lol!
I never wanted cars at all ( got for the rats) and they do have their own minds for sure but I’ve trained mine like dogs and the sit, come to the bell and are pretty darn trained. They are very entertaining and not mousers much anymore. Lol. They have the good life.
Oh good I’ll look forward to reading it!!! Xoxoxo💕♥️❤️
We do for sure ❤️ lol😁 well who knows 😉 Wow, they are pretty trained then 😀 Must be entertaining to watch them but am hell sacred of cats actually (long story) and my son is crazy for cats, he loves them, I can’t really allow him to bring a cat as a pet so he has 2 cats as soft toys 🤣 All day he goes meow meow thinking them to be a real one. Lol
Now, I will reply to your comment on my post 😀❤️
yes we do… they are pretty amazing really!!! oh geez, sorry.. there’ a scary story.. sorry to hear. awwww.. well, stuffed is a good thng I’ll say.. that is so funny he does that.. Hope you awake refreshed ❤️ xoxoxo.
Oh yes, it is. Yeah, stuffed is really good until the time he is not differentiating fake and the real ones😅 I do hope so, thank you so much Cindy ❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️
🤣🤣🤣 maybe you better get a battery opertated one.. ❤️🤣🤣
Lol that’s a good idea🤣😅😅❤️❤️🤗🤗
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️❤️ I’m full of them.. lol
Aww. I love how you dressed them up. So much love, they deserve no less either! Best wishes 💕
oh thanks Shruba!!! ❤️
What a gorgeous B-day party. Cindy, you make all of us happy.
Oh glad you enjoyed it!! Thanks for always taking time and your kind comment. Thank you!❤️❤️❤️
My pleasure. Enjoy the weekend 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹
Thanks and you as well! ❤️
Thank you 🥰
Have a wonderful holiday.
Oh THANKS Karen!! You too!
So glad you’ve been able to enjoy Harry for so many years. He has an adorable, lovable face!
Oh thanks so much Nancy!
I so much appreciate your visit and kind words!
Awe to be 13 again and again. Go Harry!
Soooo funny and if dog years didn’t equivocate in 91 it would be awesome 😎
Unfortunately, in dog years it would be 91. 😂!
Thanks for your check in-:)
Hey Cindy, 14 is quite the achievement and Harry has lived for long. Happy he did with people who cared and loved him even in his geriatric days. 4 times a night to pee? Whoa!
I think whatever decision you take is going to be perfect. I remember watching a scene of Will Smith putting down his dog in Legend, and now I know that sometimes, it’s the best thing you can do for a pet.
Thanks Ero. He has had a full life and geriatric living is so hard. I think there is a part of me that just hope he goes in his sleep easily and effortlessly. That’s how I’d like to go and as many pets as I’ve had, it hasn’t gone like that. His mother and sister who also couldn’t walk did go in there sleep.
Yea that’s crazy getting up that many times to pee. I think I should watch that movie. I keep thinking he’ll have a miracle and I work on him a lot but I think it’s just his time.
Thanks for caring!
Have a great day and thanks!
You’re absolutely welcome Cindy!!!
😘… Have a great day! ❤️
Thank you… Adding your name and site to my
Per Peeves and Blogging Ideas on Tuesday ( I think tues ) with your last post. Trying to wrap up and schedule so I can take posting break.
Tomorrow. Whoa! Thanks so so much Cindy!!! That’s so kind of you. ❤
Now I forget what i said..lol..Yvette at Priorhouse just ran an interview on me today. You can visit is you want.. I’ll reblog in Jan. The one I added your name in is on Wed. It’s just a small mention so don’t get too excited. 🤣xo❤️
I’m super duper excited!!! I’ll have a new post later today. Maybe in four hours so you can link that instead.
Thanks! And congrats on your interview.
You all look so cute in your costumes. I used to love to dress my furry friends up . They even liked to wear hats and loved getting their pictures taken looks like yours do as well.so glad Harry is still with you . I have only one left and he is getting incontinent seems to be able to wiggle out of the diapers and manages to pee in a trail down the hall. Being raised with his wife and daughter he never learned to lift his leg 😂 He turned fourteen on December 14 and it is so hard to think of loosing him but hopefully he will transition like his wife and daughter did a very peaceful passing in his sleep. Difficult to wake up to but comforting at the same time..❤️💕Merry Christmas 🎄 to you and your family ❤️
oh thanks Marlene. Awe well you know well the challenge of aging dogs then. They are such gifts and love sure prevails. How lucky you were to have them have a peaceful passing!!! It’s really hard but I think when they fail at the end you just want them comfortable. sorry to hear about the diapers etc. sounds like he is getting ready and I do hope its a beautiful transition! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Cindy
Such a joy to read.