Monday, November 23, 2009

The Latest at Casa de Frugal

I've been a little MIA lately here in Blogville. No, it's not due to the craziness of the holiday season - as I've done absolutely NOTHING to prepare for either Thanksgiving or Christmas!

It's just been life. Crazy, unpredictable life.

The good news: My daughter was inducted into the National Honor Society last week. I am beyond proud of her!! She is such a blessing, and the best daughter anyone could ever hope to have!

The bad news: Last Wednesday, we lost our beloved Bebo - our 5 year old dachshund. I never knew I could cry so much over a dog - but it was simply devastating. He was such a character, loved everyone, and would do just about anything for a slice of cheese. He was partially paralyzed in January '09, the vet said he would never walk again. We nursed him back to health - with MUCH help from the wonderful people at - only to lose him just as he was back to his normal self. It seems so unfair. :*( Our house is too, too quiet now without the pitter-patter of 4 more paws all the time...

My husband's friend and long-time coworker died 2 weeks ago. He was only 47 years old, and fought a year-long battle with stage 4 cancer before succumbing and going home, surrounded by his family and friends. Robert was a super dad, loving husband, and daddy to 5 dachshunds of his own that he loved so much. The day after he passed away, his beloved Lillie (who had stayed in his Hospice bed with him) quietly died as well. She had no health problems. Anyone who says dogs don't have a soul - well....I don't believe them.

I like to think that Bebo and Lillie are both sitting in Robert's lap in heaven,
getting belly rubs all day long and as many treats as they can eat.
I can just see Robert smiling as he throws their favorite toys for them to fetch.
They are all happy and healthy and waiting for us all to join them.
We miss you all!