Saturday, September 4, 2021

August 2021 Instagram Review

This was a hard month. Not all the things that happened felt like they needed to be shared. My mom is still recovering from a fall that resulted in a compression fracture in her spine. Kelly went back to Athens for her second year of vet school and we said goodbye to Boomer. Our hearts still break every day. He was just that special. He was my constant companion and he always knew what I needed. Sometimes he just sat vigil next to me while I cried, and sometimes he slowly climbed up in my lap for a snuggle, as if I wouldn't notice an 80lb lap dog if he moved slowly enough. He was the greatest source of comfort that got me through the worst year of my life. Taking him on daily walks was the best therapy for both of us. The hole he left in my heart is enormous

 Sawnee sunset hike, white coat ceremony, flowers from neighbors
best dog ever, Bailey loving on Boomer, looking for answers
charcuterie board, Boomer's last hike, dinner with Danny and Grey
baking cookies, sweet note from a client, selvage on my fabric line

Many Sawnee hikes for sanity, donut therapy, Buddy and Bailey
Sweet memories, sewing therapy, the sweetest gift
Buddy at 14 inspecting a handmade gift, Danny and Grey, scraps
Sawnee at sunset, Kelly is 24, feeling heart broken

Hugs, Diane


  1. I'm so sorry for what happened and you're a brave woman Diane ....
    I hope your trip to France will confort you a little and we can discuss...
    Huge hugs !!

  2. I am so very sorry...what a darling baby, and I know you miss your darling dog.

  3. I am so very sorry...what a darling baby, and I know you miss your darling dog.

  4. I hope your birthday trip to visit your sister will refresh your soul and be the start of a much better year.

  5. I am so sorry about your beloved dog. I also lost one of my two dogs this year, and it was such a shock because he wasn't old. He had cancer of the throat and he was so very sick and watching him suffer was agony. I hold you in my heart and know something of what you are going through. I wish you strength!

  6. I'm so sorry about Boomer. Losing a dog, a real part of the family, is so hard, I know well. This month hasn't been great for me, but family video calls, reading, walking, the garden and playing with scraps has kept me going. Better days are ahead - that's my plan for you and me.

  7. God bless Boomer. I hope there is a special part of heaven for our beloved pets. What would heaven be without them? How blessed you were to have him for this hard year. Carol in Texas

  8. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Loss is so hard. Each loss brings back previous loss. Sending you a big big hug!

  9. I'm slow to read blogs! I am sorry you lost such an important member of your family. The pain is enormous. I still miss our dog we lost nine years ago. Have you read much of Dean Koontz? Many of his books feature golden labs because of his love for the lab in his life. These books usually have some tears for me but also have a feel good ending. It might be too soon for you, though. You are not alone for your quilting sisters are with you.


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