Monday, July 21, 2014

Obsessed Much Mondays: Sweet Hershey

We are officially home from the fair, and boy WHAT A WEEK! When we arrived home late yesterday, my home looked like a tornado had hit. Between packing the camper and the kids finishing up their homemade projects...things were just strung across the entire house! 

I am a little late then normal to get out this week's "Obsessed" blog post...but with good reason. 

As we are cleaning up, re-organizing our life, getting things back to "normal", and the children being completely exhausted, we are also riding a very large emotional roller coaster. We have finally come to the realization that we are losing our beloved Hershey.

{She is always getting herself into some sort of trouble}

Hershey-girl was our first family pet, and has lived with us for almost 14 years! She is totally in love with Baileyhusband (she has good taste), and follows us around while doing chores EVERY day like it is her job! She also loved to chase the boys around and stay with them while they played in the sand until dark, like a little watchman.

She has survived being run over as a young pup and survived being taken to the dog-pound after she ran away once (I found her huddled in a corner of a cage at the Animal Rescue League, looking SCARED TO DEATH, needless to say, she never ran away again!! :). And now we are saying a very sad good-bye to her. She is having trouble getting around, wobbly old legs, and has cancer.  

Today, I am watching her (and sometimes following her) walk slowly and weakly around our farm. It's almost like she is saying good-bye to all her favorite places and all the animals. Usually she would be laying on the cool garage floor with the fan blowing on her. Especially today, because it is finally a HOT day. But nope, she is being a stubborn old thing... 

A vet is on stand-by, for when we have finally gotten brave enough, and to love her enough to say GOOD-BYE. So today, yes...I am ObSesSeD Much over our Hershey-Girl....we love her.....


Michele R. said...

Thanks for making me tear up! She is so lucky to have you guys for her family. Just think, as much as you all love her, she loves you even MORE...because she knew that was her real job. Give her a hug from the Rineharts! Love you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me a mess mama!

This is "What I NEVER knew that I ALWAYS wanted"

A born and raised city girl, finding the country life to be the real me! Every day is an adventure, and each season brings new excitement and experiences. I am learning and loving the path of finding my true passion....making this little farm our HOME!