Sunday, March 2, 2014

Home... Sweetie... Home.

Sweetie's....
Home...
Safe...and
Sound...
Thanks To The Angels...
Sweetie... is The Shop... Mascot....
She was rescued 5 years ago...
and has been our Loyal... 
Friend...since...
She has Free Run...of John's Shop.... has her own Bed... {up off the floor...} 
and her own chair....
We Love Her...
Dearly...
This morning, Justin called....
said the door was open.... to the shop...
when he got here...early this morn....
and Sweetie was Gone....
oh my...
Sweetie, is short haired, and hates the cold...
{why her bed is a foot off the floor...}
One of Justin's Friends... was working in the shop...on his truck... and when he left...
about 9, last night...
seems... he didn't watch for Sweetie...
and he didn't shut the door tight...
oh my...
{That... Will... Never Happen... Again....
There will Never...be...Anyone... in the Shop... when we aren't there....}
When Justin called...
he was already hunting for her....
I looked outside for tracks...
and saw them...by our door...
I Was Sick....
Heartbroken.....
It was so cold....
I was sure... if she hadn't been hit by a car....
she had frozen to death....
I jumped in the car... and hunted.... then.... checked the shop....
Eddie...was in the shop... I had left the door... open... about 6 inches... he closed it...
I barked at him...too.... said...I wanted that door OPEN... in case she came home....
He said... the furnace had run all night.... and he'd hate to see our heat bill...
I said...
Leave....The Door... Open!!!
Who Pays The Heat Bill!!!???
{or...will attempt... to pay it... eventually...}
As the Kids... drove....
I got on the phone and Internet...Craigslist... Sheriffs Dept. {Shelters don't open 'til noon, on Saturday... I left messages...}Facebook...and our Town's FB page....
I got a reply...right away, from Fairfax's FB... a Girl...said she thought she'd seen her... on the hi way...about 9 last night.... a half a mile from here... traffic was stopping for her... and she saw a car pull over.... and try and rescue her....but...didn't see...if they actually had....
oh my...Lord...
I saw a ray... of Hope....
Maybe... it was her...
Maybe... someone... had saved her....
Maybe...
Hope...
I sat here... and just... sobbed.....
{I then....also...knew...if she hadn't been rescued... she would have been out... all night... oh my.... I knew... what that...would mean...}
I barked at Justin....{when he sounded like he was going to quit looking....}
"Don't you come back home.... without our Girl..."
oh my...
I'm on my last nerve...these days....
John...is still... very sick....
He went back to therapy... yesterday... to try the epley maneuver again....
they say...it could take a few treatments...
oh my...
then...he
threw up... and threw up....
and...again... today...
All the Dr.'s say...it's just going to take time....
but...I gotta tell ya... he...is a Mess.....
I feel so sorry for him...
The Baby... Kitty... won't leave him...
lays on his lap... 24/7 ....
She is something else....
There is so...much... hanging... over my head...
I can't even...think... about it....
now...
Sweetie... was gone...
It was So Cold....
and a Snow Storm...coming....in.
She's never in the cold... for more than a few minutes...
Like Polly....
her little tender feet.... freeze....in minutes.
The visions... I had...rolling through my mind.... were.... ugly... to say the least....
I was so...Angry... that anyone...was in the shop... when Justin wasn't there....
I... was nearly.... ready... to explode...
all I could do... was sit... and cry... and...pray....
and...Hope... it was our Girl... that someone...an Angel... had maybe.... rescued....
When Noon rolled around... I called the shelter....
They.... Had....Her....
Whoever... stopped... on the Busy Hi Way.... and rescued her... took her to the shelter...
last night...
a Half Hour...Away....
GOD BLESS THEM!!!!!
They didn't leave their name...
but... God Knows... who they are....
and...I Pray... He lets them know... what a Blessing... They Are...
{To...Many....
They Saved....More Than Our...Sweetie.... last night.... }
oh my....
The shelter had called Justin... {he had also left a message...with them...} and he was walking in the door... to get her... as I was talking to the nice... shelter...Angel....
oh my....
Sweetie.... was beyond... exhausted... and devoured... the Pork Chop... I gave her...
Drank a Bunch of Water....
Jumped on her Bed...
Flipped her Blankets....
only... once...
then... Collapsed... in them...
and fell... fast asleep...
oh  my...
I...did the same....
I got up...to the house....
and was drained....
Peg said.... "Girl...put your feet up... and call it a day...."
I gotta tell ya....
That's about...all... I had in me...
I did chores... a little later... it was snowing like crazy...
and...so Cold....
I...was so.... happy... I didn't have to think... another moment....
of where our...Girl.... may be....
It was a Miracle.... someone...stopped...
She's a Pit Mix... and seems... people are scared of them....
Her name...says it all...
She is so...Friendly.....
but... few would give her a chance....
It was 9 at night....
She's Black....
It's...a Miracle... she wasn't hit.....
Blessed....
we are...
Blessed...
so...Very...
Blessed.
Love to ya...
Barb C.
{as I was sitting here... listening... to the Tom T. Hall tune.... over and over....
{I Love.... this tune....reminds me...of Dad... }
it's pushin' two.....
The phone rang... sitting next to me... on the charger...
{who calls.... at this time....}
It was.... the Nursing Home....They wanted my permission... to take Mom.... to the ER
her oxygen level... is at 62....
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????
GO! GO! GO!
I just called the er....
to give them directions...for her care.
and...I'll be on my way....
oh...my....
{funny... how one...never forgets that number...
I remember it...from when I was a kid...taking care of Mom...and Dad....}
hmmmm....
I think... I am... smarter than this stupid... 'smart phone' after all.
It could...never...hold that number...in it's memory... for 35 years.
oh..my....
oh...my....
oh...
my.
Pray...for Us.}
{I hope...Old Sally...{Mustang} can make the trip... she's light... on the rear end... and doesn't do well... in snow....
{we got another load... tonight...}
The Ford... has the Nashville load... on him...
yet...
yeah...
Pray... for me... and...Old.... Sal...... : )
shoot... maybe... we'll spin a few... donuts... : )
She can do 'em... to perfection. }







2 comments:

cindy said...

The bible says with faith of a mustard seed you can move mountains--lady you must have the whole mustard plant on your shoulders with all you're moving these days! I'm so worried about you - and all I can do and am doing is praying and praying and praying for you all!!

Earlene L. said...

Oh my goodness what a day for you!!!! Prayers for you all and very blessed dog to be picked up and back home!!! I was holding my breath reading your post. Phew...can't imagine your panick.
Blessings
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