4.19.13 Follow Up Friday: A Week Of Sadness

19 Apr

As you know last week, K8’s friend died in a car crash.  He was a volunteer fire fighter and there will be a full-out fireman’s funeral for him this Saturday.  It is very sad to lose a young promising person.  I find it so hard when you must wait to bury the dead.  I like the Jewish tradition where the deceased is laid to rest within 24 hours (where possible).  It is just hard on the loved ones.  We had to wait a month between when my father-in-law died and when he was interred because it was a military burial at Arlington Cemetery, that was endless sorrow.  Anyway, this weekend, hopefully, K8 and Tyler’s family and friends can move on with the rest of their lives.

Noel stretch 2

Everyone enjoyed exercising on Saturday with Noel.  Even some of the dog bloggers stretched with her.

Monday was the terrible day of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  But we did not know that yet, so we were definitely doing Mischief, which is our Monday way.   We were playing hide and seek down by the water.  Sofie discovered she could hide in the sand by the picnic tables.  The osprey did not like us being so close and were squawking at us.  Mom made us pose for yet another picture, because she liked the spring flowers.

On Tuesday. Mom answered an interested question for a friend about dogs eating cat litter.  Many people, even Mom, did not know how dangerous cat litter could be to the inside of dogs.  We are glad that everyone learned something from the question.

By Wednesday, the dogs were so exhausted all they wanted to do was sleep on the couch.  They are great snoozers.  Many people mentioned that it’s definitely a ‘dogs life’ around this house.  There is always a lot of sleeping going on between frantic walks and tug of war.  Oh yes, and the occasional cat chase, which is not supposed to go on, but Sofie and Nine seem to ignore the rules.

This Thursday, we wanted to show our gratitude for all the people who have helped us in our lives, and for those that helped in Boston and now also in the Fertilizer Factory Fire in Texas. People really connected with the quote by the late ‘Fred Rogers,’ on ‘finding the helpers.’  I was so glad to see that dogs are getting into the help act.  Look at these beauties that just arrived in Boston to help the wounded.  Please check out their K9-Parish Comfort Dogs Facebook page

helper dogs

That’s it for the week. Thanks for playing and praying along with us.


Follow Up Friday is part of the blog hop hosted by Heart Like A Dog.Check out the other blog hoppers:


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30 responses to “4.19.13 Follow Up Friday: A Week Of Sadness

  1. jmgoyder

    April 19, 2013 at 00:50

    I am so sorry.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 08:19

      Me too! Thanks

  2. barb19

    April 19, 2013 at 02:11

    It was a very sad week indeed and all those people who are suffering the loss or injury of a loved one, are in my prayers.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 08:19

      Thanks barb

  3. angelswhisper2011

    April 19, 2013 at 03:50


    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 08:19

      😦 😦 Double sad

  4. bumpyroadtobubba

    April 19, 2013 at 05:55

    It’s a good week to have fuzzy love nearby when you need cuddles.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 08:18

      It sure is!

  5. Vicki Flaherty

    April 19, 2013 at 09:12

    It was a sad week. Thanks for reminding us to smile even so.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 10:24

      You are very welcome. Staying positive when all the world is going crazy is my mission in life 🙂

  6. Sue at Talking Dogs

    April 19, 2013 at 09:13

    Stopping by on the hop. Love that Fred Rogers quotation.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 10:23

      Thanks for hopping by. I will hop over real soon.

  7. goldenwoofs

    April 19, 2013 at 09:36

    Woof! Woof! Sending you Lots of Golden LOVE. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 10:22

      Sending back at you Sugar.

  8. ilovecats

    April 19, 2013 at 09:54

    *hugs* its been quite the week for everyone. I hope next week will be better.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 10:22

      Yes Kitty. Let us pray for a better tomorrow

  9. Jodi

    April 19, 2013 at 10:05

    What a great recap! Thanks so much for joining the hop. I will send you an e-mail about co-hosting.

    So sad about your young friend and I agree, prolonging just makes everything harder. I’m thankful however that they have shortened services. When my father died in 73, we waked him Saturday and Sunday (two sessions, 2 hours apart) and the burial was on Monday. Too long.

    I think it’s a dogs life for many of our Blogville fur friends, but that’s as it should be.

    Have a great weekend!!

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 10:22

      That must have been an endless weekend for you. So sorry. I look forward to connecting.

  10. easyweimaraner

    April 19, 2013 at 10:13

    I’m sad too, it’s horrible to lose a young friend… Because of the cat litter, the person in our neighborhood wasn’t grateful for the hint, some people are … special I think…I hope her dogs haven’t to pay for….

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 10:21

      Oh Easy. I wish that all animal owners were animal lovers and did what was in the best interest of their zoo. Not everyone knows how to take care of themselves, no less their charges.

  11. Genevieve Petrillo

    April 19, 2013 at 10:43

    Nice wrap-up. It HAS been that kind of week. Ugh.

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 16:06


  12. zannyro

    April 19, 2013 at 14:50

    So sorry…..

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 16:07


  13. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 19, 2013 at 19:12

    What a sad week. Very nice post!

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 22:57


  14. Gizmo

    April 19, 2013 at 19:53

    It’s been a sad week all over this country…Have to believe next week will be better

    • dogdaz

      April 19, 2013 at 22:58

      There is always hope

  15. speedyrabbit

    April 20, 2013 at 02:27

    So very sad*sigh*xx Speedy

    • dogdaz

      April 20, 2013 at 08:54

      Yes, it was a hard week Speedy

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