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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”.

“Bad idea”.

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.

Happy 13th Birhtday Harry!
Star looking on, Harry, Hunter and Ollie

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.

Stay Blessed,

❤️

Cindy

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Ingrid
7 months ago

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 😊❤️❤️

Lisa Mae ❤️
7 months ago

I ❤️ your heart! Harry picked the right family! Merry Christmas, my friend! Give all your animals an extra treat! ❤️

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Larry set off the smoke detector from the Hanukkah candles. Other than that, it was quiet, and perfect.

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Absolutely- definitely a first! ❤️

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

No joke!

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I moved pretty quickly too… damn smoke detector

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Luckily, it was a false alarm! A Larry alarm…. 🔥

Lisa Mae ❤️
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Yes!!!!!

Bharath Upendra
7 months ago

Guy looks grumpy as hell 😂😂

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Why are babies so frustrated??

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

He looks so pissed, he’s like
“Beat it, man, leave me alone”

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

The expression on his face 😂

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

That’s why I stay away from pets. 😂

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I don’t have to 😂

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

It’s you not me. 😂😂

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I don’t sleep a lot 😂

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Try hypnosis 😃

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Okay now that’s tiring

Bharath Upendra
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Pass. 😂

rothpoetry
7 months ago

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!
Dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I only danced in my mind!! LOL Have a great weekend!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

ha ha … just what I need!

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

:>)

Nawazish
7 months ago

He looks so angry with the cap and Christmas thing!

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Haha! Did he say that? Well he does look grump. Can’t help it!😂😂😅😅

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I read his comment now. We said the same things😂😂The guy looks really stuck up in that.🤭🤭

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

That was coincidence😂😂 He doesn’t look happy at all😆😆

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Haha! You won’t let it pass😂😂 I would still love to meet you anyday and I want that red bike of yours🤩🤩🤩

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

That’s not fair. You’ll charge your friend for a trail even🥺🥺

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thank you!🤩

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Haha! Tagged?

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Haha!😂😂You are strong, you don’t need a boy to rescue😂😂😂

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Yayy! Harry is a nice boy🤩🤩

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hahaha😂😂I love ya too!❤

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You too!❤❤

Rishika Jain
7 months ago

Hahaha.. such an enjoyable post, Cindy! Happy birthday to Harry, he looks adorable!💕

Rishika Jain
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hahaha.. yesss! You too, Cindy!🤗💕

Rishika Jain
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Yes!😊🤗❤

Kumar Harsh
7 months ago

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. 😇😍.

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

😍😇

Introverted Thoughts
7 months ago

AWW!! The last photo of everyone together is just so sweet and beautiful! Wishing Harry a very happy birthday!!!❤️

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Always a pleasure reading your posts!! And I LOVE dogs so so much!!😂💕

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Of course!! I will sometime!❤️

Rising Star
7 months ago

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.

Rising Star
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Your love is endless dear Cindy 🤗. XOXO

Rising Star
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You are always warm welcome dear

Athira
7 months ago

Cindy fabulous 💃

Athira
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure 🙏🏻

Athira
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

How are you…Jingle bells

Harsh
7 months ago

A very happy birthday to Harry! He looks so cute and adorable.

Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Not really. But working on it. Hopefully this will end soon

Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Okay. I’ll try and do this. Thank you for the advice. 😄

Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

I am writing stuff. Not specially for posting, just trying to pen whatever’s there in mind.

Offshorewriter
7 months ago

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. ❤️❤️

Navin
7 months ago

How adorable Harry is….happy 13th to him & to you all, dear Cindy ❤️✨

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re welcome…..and thank you for your wishes, Cindy…..wishing you a great weekend as well…..

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

❤️😊🤗

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
7 months ago

Happy birthday, beloved boy! Got a chuckle out of your dance clip! Have a lovely unwired holiday, Cindy!

Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
7 months ago

Harry looks so angry and frustrated 😂 But all your other pet looks cute.

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
7 months ago

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

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

<3

D. Wallace Peach
7 months ago

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

ggsf24
ggsf24
7 months ago

I think he looks pretty damn good for 13!!!

Ladysag77
7 months ago

The comic relief within these words are such a relief and gave me quite a 😊

strawberryandcream
7 months ago

Aww Happy Birthday, Harry! All your animals look so cute and festive 😁

Kally
7 months ago

Looks like Harry found his perfect family!!! Kudos for adopting him. Happy birthday, Harry! You lucky dog.

radhikasreflection
7 months ago

The Christmas costumes makes them look so so adorable. Enjoyed reading about Harry. Wish you happy festive season. Take care Cindy ❤️

Samreen Asad
7 months ago

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❤️❤️❤️❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

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 😀🤗😁🥰❤️❤️❤️💕🤗🤗🤗
Happy weekend

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

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 ❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗❤️ 💖💞

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

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 😀❤️
🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

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 ❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Lol that’s a good idea🤣😅😅❤️❤️🤗🤗

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

😅😅😅❤️❤️🤗😍😘

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

✨✨✨💞💕💖😍💖💞💞✨✨✨😁😁😁

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

, 🥰😘😘😘😘🥰

Shruba
7 months ago

Aww. I love how you dressed them up. So much love, they deserve no less either! Best wishes 💕

short-prose-fiction
7 months ago

What a gorgeous B-day party. Cindy, you make all of us happy.
xoxoxo…

short-prose-fiction
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

My pleasure. Enjoy the weekend 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

short-prose-fiction
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thank you 🥰

Karen Lynne Klink
7 months ago

Have a wonderful holiday.

Nancy Ruegg
7 months ago

So glad you’ve been able to enjoy Harry for so many years. He has an adorable, lovable face!

Jan
Jan
7 months ago

Awe to be 13 again and again. Go Harry!

Eromonsele Emmanuel
7 months ago

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.

Cheers!!!

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

You’re absolutely welcome Cindy!!!

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Thanks. 🤗

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Tomorrow. Whoa! Thanks so so much Cindy!!! That’s so kind of you. ❤

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

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.

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
7 months ago

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 ❤️

3rdofthe3rd
7 months ago

Such a joy to read.

Prior...
7 months ago

Hey cindy – we can relate because our black lab had a lttle bowel dysfunction during his last year of life and almost every morning for the last three months – we came down to an accident – it was not that messy and became the new normal – but a friend of ours heard of it and was shocked that we could deal with that – she was not a pet owner and well, now I see more of her shock – but for us we just adapted as his health declined – and then it was his time
anyhow, Happy birthday tp Harry and seems like a lot of love is still exchanged and enjoyed the joy in your video

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hi Cindy, we have a new brown lab now and the loss of the black lab, Steve, ended up becoming a relief because he declined slowly – and then quickly – so it was a gift to see him rest peacefully
and you know how I was reading some of your back posts recently to prep for the interview? well I was bale to get to know more of Harry’s story – and ahhhhhhhhhh heart tug

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Hi Cindy – we waited two years before bringing a pet back into our house – and actually thought we’d be pet free for a lot longer – but the heart knows what it wants
Woof!
And so far the interview has a lot of reads (page views) but a little Quiet in the commments – but it is early still and as noted before – We both know that if one person has a better holiday because that post arrived in their inbox – well we have reached a goal!
And especially with Covid bringing folks down – if folks take your advice and start something now
It could be empowering and keep away the blues
Your advice to “not wait” until 2021 could allow some action to start rather than passively making it though and then hoping motivation shows up on January 1!!
We know there are many reasons new year’s resolutions fail ((okay – you could probably write a changer about it)) and one reason is because maybe they missed the time to act by waiting for “after the holidays”
Okay – speaking of the brown lab – his name is elway and it is time for his little afternoon walk – and wishing you a nice rest of your day

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

Oh that is a good example with the client
And not sure if you have ever heard of The book Atomic Habits by James Clear / but it was our fav book of the year a couple years ago – and as I am sure you know – he has a section about “starting” and about reducing friction to help things happen – very good book – and I know you mentioned you had a book idea – what angle are you coming from with your book idea?

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
7 months ago

well when you reach the point – if you need some tips for self-publishing I can give you some tips. I think you might have mentioned somewhere that a book was in your plans (goodness = I read so much this last month – hahahah) but I could show you the basic steps and it is a good way to get started – it might not lead to a lot of moola – but it has other payoffs – and if you do want to start off with this route – first tip is to keep it short – always up to you – but a nice starter short book can be more enjoyable than the labor that comes with a magnum opus kind of thing – so let me know if you need ideas 🙂