Monday, April 5, 2010

Gratitude Journal #39

Today, I am grateful for so much, and have pictures to prove it!

*I am grateful for Friday's trip to the ice cream parlor with Hoover. He got a cup of vanilla and ate it in record time. Can dogs get brain freeze?

*I am grateful for this picture, taken at the ice cream parlor, of Jack being silly, with a fun candid of George in the background. Doesn't George remind you of Steve Carell in the poster for
The 40 Year Old Virgin? Sorry, George. I couldn't resist.

*I am grateful for the beautiful weather that allowed us to check another item off Hoover's Bucket List. Nick was so happy to take his dog to the water and see him do what he was born to do.

Hoover retrieved the bumper like a pro for about five retrieves, but he got out of the water slowly on the last retrieve so we decided he was done. He, on the other hand, wanted to keep going. The heart is young, the body not so much.

The tumor is noticeably bigger, but otherwise he doesn't seem too different. I'm so grateful that he can still have this much fun, and I'm also grateful we stopped him when we did because he had a little trouble getting up the stairs last night.

*I am grateful for a glorious Easter Day filled with worship and music and celebration of the Resurrection. "Up from the grave he arose!" What a great hymn!

What are you grateful for today?


  1. Your Hoover's beautiful gray face reminds me of my Ruff who died a year ago this April. Some dogs find a way to your heart and you are never the same.

  2. I believe Hoover looks so happy after the ice cream. I'm happy he enjoyed the day and the time spent with his family and I'm grateful you are sharing all of this with me.

  3. I am so glad you and your family are able to have this time with Hoover...sometimes the 'long goodbye's' are better than no goodbye at all.

    I am grateful to have had the privilige to live next door to our grandson and watch him grow in oh so many ways! Such a treasure!!

  4. I am grateful for having a good weekend... I am grateful that Duke won and that I felt my husband's presence here with me when they did... I am grateful for my dog, Toby, who helps heal my heart everyday... I am grateful I just got to chat with my son (through Facebook) who's on TDY in New York City... I am grateful my son was also pulling for Duke to win, even though he NEVER thought he'd do so...

  5. What a great post, Susan! I love all the pictures, but especially the first one of happy Hoover with George.


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