Sunday, December 24, 2017

Bah Humbug

Sorry to say, we really are not in the mood for Christmas. It's been a very tough few months, especially losing our sweet Lily Belle only 3 weeks ago. I know it takes time to heal from such a great loss, but it feels like the pain will never end. We are sad. We are angry. We are so heartbroken! Christmas was her favorite holiday. Oh how she loved to unwrap all the presents and open all the boxes.

Christmas 2016

Just how do we get through all of it this time. She brought such light, love and laughter into our lives. We try to talk about all the good times of loving Lily, but it brings so many tears. I saw this beautiful saying this morning.....

Every time the grief steals my breath,
I remind myself the love was worth the pain.
Oh, was it worth it!

It just made me cry more.

Rolf has been in and out of the emergency room the past 3 days. He has a massive nose bleed that is not being controlled. Yesterday they packed his nose with new clotting medicine and an inflatable device. Today we have to go back and have the packing removed. It's not working! He's still bleeding on and off. Massive bleeding. They said we have to call the specialist on Tuesday and get him in to be cauterized. Why can't they do that in the hospital! Nope, they won't! Health care today sucks.

Muffin still coughs from her heart failure. I've been mixing her 3 pills into her food and so far as long as the food is stinky, she'll eat it. We are praying hard for her as we can't bear another loss in our lives.

Rolf, Muffin and I thank you all for the love and support. We've received more sympathy cards (and loving memorial gifts and flowers) than Christmas cards this year. And you know what....That's OK. Everyone loved Lily Belle. She was such a sweet soul.

We never did finish sending out all our Christmas cards this year. They still sit here on my desk.

While we are just not in the spirit, we truly do wish all our Blogging family a very merry and blessed holiday.

Kim, Rolf & Muffin


  1. Sending you all a big hug. Wish we could give you one in person.

  2. We wish you happy memories of Lilly Belle during this holiday season.

  3. We continue to hold you close in thoughts and prayers. We know how heartbreaking it is to lose someone you love and the holidays just sharpens the pain.

    The Johnsons and Abby Lab

  4. Merry Christmas to all of you. We have our paws crossed for Rolf and his nose. That sure sounds scary.

  5. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers for Rolf
    Merry Christmas
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. Mom and I already said prayers for you and all our friends suffering loss and sadness and uncertainty this morning. Hang in there. xoxo

    Love and licks,

  7. You are having such a rough and horrible time. We pray things ease up for you. The holidays are even hard under the best conditions, let alone going through all you are going through. Sending (((hugs))) and prayers of comfort DakotasDen

  8. A tough time for so many tough things. Sometimes it's good just to get to the day after Christmas. But still . . . Merry Christmas!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley


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