William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910

William and Henrietta Boyd, picture taken before 1910
The very first Boyd's to live in our home, my husband's great great grandparents..now I know where my youngest son gets his looks from!

October 26, 2011

Good rainy Wednesday morning :)

Can't forget our beloved Zoe! She looks a little wild, lol
P.J., Indigo, Dragon and Wiggles...don't ask about those names, it was the kids idea, lol
Our new family member...Roxy
Hello all, I have been away for a bit, not having much computer tome. Thank you all for your kind thoughts and prayers on the passing of our dear Sam. He is buried in a nice spot with fall hardy mums planted by his grave and a rock which I am going to paint his name on it and my 13 yr old son Noah made a cross out of sticks and tied together with vines. We had a nice funeral with the kids each saying something nice and than we had a salute to Sam. He will be dearly missed but always remembered.
So with that being said, the week after we found our kitty Autumn, our cat Spyder gave birth to 4 healthy kittens! Oh my, we have 8 cats in the house!! They are now 1 month old, 3 boys and 1 girl. Oh they are sweet :) but no, we are not keeping any of them, lol. And last week, the kids and we so sad about losing Sam, and I was just browsing on kijiji and saw the sweetest beagle girl, 10 months old being given away as the owners didn't have enough time for her and not a big enough yard. I had showed the ad to James, fully expecting a firm "no" since he said earlier no more dogs once we were down to 1. Well, he took one look and said surprisingly "yes". I told him that could be my anniversary present from him since our 10th anniversary is tomorrow :) Anyhow, we went to see "Roxy", and couldn't help but bring her home. She's a handful for sure, being a beagle and getting into everything her nose can smell out, lol. But the first thing she did when we went to bed the first night we had her was smother us with kisses, and I mean there was not one part of our head that wasn't covered, lol, than she burrowed under our blankets and slept between us keeping us warm. Oh how I was missing that from Sam. So I have been busy with her, getting her trained to go out to the bathroom instead of on the floor, I know she is still a pup, so it takes time, and our Aussie sheppard Zoe is showing her who is boss and where not to go in the house but in no time they will be great friends!
And you know what cheered me up greatly the week Sam had passed away? I got my pumpkins that I had won from Melissa when she had her contest back in August, I think. Oh they are sweet and arrived just in time for Halloween!

So James and mine 10 th wedding anniversary is this Thursday, we did it, we made it!! Oh how that first year was difficult with us being in the hospital with Rhys and being so stressed out with him almost losing his job because of the long hospital stay, and all the medical stuff that Rhys went through. We sure did have our share of spats and could have easily given up on each other, but we didn't, we stuck together and were each others rock. I couldn't have married a more perfect man, he showed me what real love was and took my 2 oldest kids under his wing and raised them like they were his own. We had 3 more beautiful children together and I know that we can make it through anything! Since he lost his wedding band a few years ago at work, I decided for our 10th anniversary to replace it. I have finally been able to spend the money on him like has for me in the past. I hope he likes it and doesn't lose it, lol.

Well, that's it for now, I know I was babbling alot. I will try to post pics of the kittens and Roxy if my computer co-operates! I hope you are all having a blessed week!

Take care, hugs, Trish

October 15, 2011

R.I.P. Sam Boyd

I am so sad to post that our beloved Sam passed away overnight :( He had started to make a comeback last week and was actually eating and walking around pretty good. On Thursday he stopped eating again and by Friday he could no longer walk. I had him by my side at all times since he whimpered for me when I was not in his sight and when I would sit down beside him, he would put his front paws on my hand and give me the look like he knew he was not going to be with us much longer. I told him how brave he had been and that we loved him and that it was okay to let go. When I went to bed last night, I put him in our room and wrapped him up in a warm blanket and he quietly passed away while we slept. I am devastated, he was my "baby"and was always by my side. I am missing his wonderful hound howl that he would let out when we came home and the snuggles he gave as he buried himself under all our blankets at night to keep me warm on chilly nights. He will always be loved and remembered and he wouldn't want us to be sad, but right now it is all I can do to hold back tears. Of all the dogs we have had, Sam was mine, and I am blessed to have had him in our lives for 7 of his 10 yrs of life. If ever we get another dog, it will have to be another beagle as they have the best personalities! So the sun shined this morning long enough for us to bury him, and than it got cold and windy and rainy. My son Rhys wants to have a funeral for him so we are going to place a rock on Sam's site with his name on it and plant some flowers. We miss you dear Sam, Love MOM ,xoxo

I have some happier news from last week, but I will share them in a bit. Hope you are all having a good weekend and staying warm!
Hugs and blessings, Trish