Another month has gone by. It only seems like yesterday that we said hello to April, where has this month gone. I am also going to add my weekly post to this post as well.
April was a good and a bad month for us. We had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to one of our dogs. He was ill and not responding to medication. The vet said he could have had an operation but there was a strong chance he would not come through it. He was very old and it would not have been fair on him. He was not happy. Unfortuately, Max suffered, he missed him and he could not understand where his mate had gone. They loved each other.
We decided as a family, as we had lost a dog through a broken heart before. That we would get a puppy, and we got a little bundle of fluff who my Daughter called Bear. He is 10 weeks old today, and certainly made himself at home. And Max loves him, and is so good with him. Even when Bear is climbing over him or chewing him. But there is nothing that melts your heart more when Bear gives Max a kiss.
Having a puppy is such hard work though. We got Max when he was 10 months old as he was a rescue. My arms are full of scars, my laces on my pumps are tatty. He has found the knack of getting my slippers off my feet and running off, there is never a dull moment when he is awake.
My cat is not keen on Bear, she is an old lady of 20, she either hides from him, or she sits and teases him knowing he can not get her, but it wont be long until he does, he dances around yapping at her she has growled at him.
My Daughter adores him, and is helping her as she will sit out in the garden with them and play, although she has to be careful what she does with Max as she is not strong enough.
It was my birthday in April and I had a lovely day and got treated to a meal out with my parents on my birthday and then celebrated with friends the weekend after. Now on the countdown to a huge milestone next year, that I am not looking forward too.
My Daughter, is making slow progress with her illness, we have the diagnosis now that it is CFS/ME, she is back in school for a couple of hours a day, although not managing a full week yet, her walking is very slow and she gets in a lot of pain or wiped out if she walks too much, but she is determined and tries so hard, she is happy to be back at school and they are really helping her and she has her best friend as her buddy, who helps her to lessons and getting around, and gets her help if needed. Next step is to try to increase the hours she is at school.
May is going to be a very busy month, and we have loads of things planned, with the studio and with our Daughter. Hopefully we will now see the nicer warmer weather, and the snow and hail of last week has now gone.
Watch out for a new video hopefully later today, as I think it might be quite funny as am going to do a cooking with Max and Bear, I have chosen the easiest recipe I could find as just know Bear will be hanging off my hand, chewing my arm or attacking my shoes while doing it, but thats what having pets is all about, having a bit of fun. He is having a sleep at the moment so will be full of it.
So how has your April been, hopefully you had a good month x