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15 January 2014 @ 05:15 pm
Such Is The Winter of Our Discontent  

The past 2 weeks have not been great.

Remember last Monday night when much of the US was in a deep freeze? We ended up with frozen pipes Tuesday morning. I didn't go to class that day what with trying to make sure the pipes weren't going to burst.

That Tuesday of the dreadful cold, our heat pimp gave up the ghost. Yep, one of the coldest days on record, our heat pump broke down. Luckily we have gas logs in our living room so my sister slept in there for the past week.

The heating guys finished replacing the heat pump yesterday so our house is toasty warm again. And I slept in my bed last night!

Yesterday, my sister took one of our dogs to the vet. Our dog Zumi had stopped eating and was getting thinner and thinner. Two weeks ago, Zumi was examined by two different vets who couldn't find anything wrong. The vet who had Zumi this time did an ultrasound. Zumi had cancer. She's at peace now. I cried at the news. I still want to cry now but I have class in 20 minutes.

Zumi was one of our black labs and didn't have a mean bone in her body. She was shy but when she loved you, she loved you with all that she had.

It's a shock that she's gone but not really a surprise. At least she didn't suffer.

Now I better to get to class before I cry again.

Hug your pets and your family and your friends. (((Hugs from me)))

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Lizet Elaine: Hawaii Five 0::Danny & Steve::hugsimplyn2deep on January 15th, 2014 10:47 pm (UTC)
oh! *hugs* I'm so sorry to hear about Zumi. I worry when my cat goes through odd times of not eating, but never enough to where she loses weight and the vet said that she's fine. But again *hugs*.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
Thank you BB!

things will start looking brighter soon, I just know it.
ThatWasJustaDream: eeevathtwzjustadream on January 15th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry - it's the worst when they get sick. There's no way to explain it to them or prepare yourself for what you go through losing them. Sorry for your loss, glad she wasn't hurting.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
That's exactly it. The first two vets couldn't tell anything was wrong. The third one realized what was going on.

Thanks for the warm thoughts.
bluedelft: 5-0-Steve&Danny-Hugsbluedelft on January 16th, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
((BIG HUGS))
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:10 am (UTC)
(((thank you)))
kaige68: Beckykaige68 on January 16th, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear that hon. There is nothing I can say that will help much. Just know that you are all loved. *hugs*
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:10 am (UTC)
You said the exact right things.

Thank you.
tarnishedangel2: An ADORABLE Daddy Danny &tarnishedangel2 on January 16th, 2014 01:14 am (UTC)
Tkeyla,

I'm sorry that your heat pump had to choose to stop working during that extreme cold. I still cannot believe that it was 2 degrees in GA. GA is just NOT supposed to be that cold. I'm glad to see the end of that weather and 40 degree highs again.

I'm am even SORRIER to read of Zumi's passing. You have my deepest sympathy. The best thing I can say at a time like this is to cling to the other dogs. Let their love help heal the hole Zumi left.

*lots of virtual HUGS being sent your way*

Tarnished
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:11 am (UTC)
The cold was unbelievable!! Record (and pipe) breaking! But we're toasty warm now.

Thank you for the kind words about Zumi. She was loved. I have hugged the other dogs a lot in the last day and a half!
scraplovescraplove on January 16th, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
I am so sorry for your loss <3 I send lots of hugs and Scrapper sends kisses. He's been extra cuddly lately, so I gave him some for you. Love you!
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Tell Scrapper thank you for the kisses. They are the BEST!

(((hugs to you and Scrap)))
Kathy: Alex/Scott listeningkitmerlot1213 on January 16th, 2014 02:05 am (UTC)
I am sorry to hear about your poor dog--may she rest in peace. And I know that during the arctic cold, the newscasters in our area were recommending letting the faucets drip water to stop the pipes from freezing nd I'm sorry to hear that you had some problems.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you sweetie. Zumi's in a better place. And eventually I won't cry every time I think of her.

(((hugs)))
gyrigyri on January 16th, 2014 03:07 am (UTC)
I'm so so sorry to hear about Zumi! {{{HUGS}}}
traw101traw101 on January 16th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
Big hugs mate
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
I'll take all sized hugs! Thank you.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:12 am (UTC)
Thank you!

(((hugs back to you)))
Emeraldawn: Derekwitchyemerald on January 16th, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
Oh Babe. I am so sorry. But your right Zumi is at peace. You know she will never leave your heart.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
Thank you. Zumi will always have a place in my heart - you are right about that.
Chris: Having a Bad Daysharpiesgal on January 16th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry, babe. It's rough to lose a pet, but you're right. She's in a better place. (((HUGS)))
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Losing a pet is more painful than non-pet people realize. So I appreciate your kind thoughts!

(((hugs)))
J.the_physicist on January 16th, 2014 11:36 am (UTC)
So many hugs for you! I'm so sorry to hear about Zumi :'( .
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on January 17th, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Thank you BB!!

Hope you've been well.
antesqueluzantesqueluz on January 18th, 2014 12:39 am (UTC)
Oh, sweetheart. I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs tight* I'm so sorry you've had such a rough run of it! Take good care of you, dear.
a geek in such the wrong way: cute-charlie & snoopyhaldoor on January 20th, 2014 11:39 pm (UTC)
*hugs* my dear. I know how hard it is. Cry as you need to; it's the only way through. She had a great life with you, and you have memories to hold near, at least, though it won't take away the sadness.