The Saddest Day On Earth

This is probably the hardest blog entry I've ever had to write in the short time that I've been blogging. Wolfie and I lost a member of our little family this weekend. Buster, our beloved mutt, was hit by a car and died on Saturday. We were at the park playing and he did something he NEVER did. He started chasing after a squirrel and obliviously ran out into the parking lot. The car that hit him wasn't going very fast but it hit him JUST right and his poor little head hit the car and the concrete. He never woke back up. The world froze when I saw what happened. It was almost impossible to process what I was seeing. I sat in the parking lot, held him and cried for about a half an hour. The driver of the car was equally distraught about the whole ordeal but I reassured her it wasn't her fault and I didn't blame her. Wolf had to finally physically move us to the curb.

We were lucky enough, thanks to our vet, to find a place west of Denver that has a large pasture area that is used for nothing else other than pet burial. Our vet called in a favor and they stay around later than usual on Saturday afternoon so that we could make our way out there and bury Buster. They were such sweet people. We found a place under a shade tree and they dug the grave for us. We laid Buster in the ground at 6:11, Saturday evening.

I rescued Buster from a shelter around 3 years ago when he was just a puppy. They had found his mother along with two puppies under a bridge. They were all sick and malnourished. His mother and brother died at the shelter and he was left all alone. I had decided, on a whim, to get a pet and figured I'd get a dog from the shelter rather than buy some pure breed. I fell in love with him the minute I saw him! They told me he wouldn't get much bigger than he was at the time (lie) and that he had a calm temper (lie). I picked him up to play with him and when I set him back down he started WAILING and wouldn't stop until I went back and got him. I carried him around for pretty much the rest of the day and we were attached to each other from that point on. He slept with me from day one (until Wolfie moved in, that is) and was just a completely awesome, loving, protective, obedient dog. He had such a great personality and kept us laughing all the damn time.

I've been a wreck the past couple of days. As part of our morning routine, Wolf would take him walking in the mornings while I was in the shower and when they got home he would nose his way into the bathroom and peek in the shower and I would give him kisses on the nose. When I realized this morning that he wouldn't be peeking in the shower...I could hardly finish.

I'm going to miss him terribly and don't think I'm going to be "ok" for a long damn time. This is my absolute favorite picture of him. Miss you, baby boo...


Look! It's another Round Robin Tuesday!!

This week Brooke, Vonda and myself came up yet ANOTHER group of questions. Are we EVER gonna run out?! :-)

From Vonda:

If you could have a house totally furnished and paid for anywhere in the world where would you like it to be?
Somewhere back east. I've been to Connecticut and New Hampshire and loved both places. I'd love to have a house back east so I could go there in the fall and in the spring...maybe even the winter.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour where would you go?
Tulsa. I love my life here but I miss my friends terribly sometimes.

What are you listening to right now that you can’t get out of your head?
A song called "Bang Bang" by K'naan. It's on my workout playlist and I usually hit repeat multiple times when that song comes up. It's infectious...

From Brooke:

Is there a certain brand (clothes, makeup, etc.) that you swear by? Why?
Jessica Simpson shoes. One reason: they're sexy as hell. Do we need another reason than that?

Most memorable date you've been on recently?
Easy. Our August trip to Aspen. I came home on a Friday to find the Wolfman sitting in the living room, bags packed, dog already at the puppy resort. We left every piece of technology we own on the coffee table and hit the road. Wouldn't even tell me where we were going till we were halfway there. We had a crazy awesome time and I spent the entire drive home thanking him for such a wonderful weekend.

How many pushups can you do?
I just did this the other night at the gym. I did 45...then promptly passed out.

From Me:

What's one thing you absolutely HATE doing?
Getting ready in the mornings. HATE. IT. I wish I could wiggle my nose like Samantha on Bewitched and just automatically be ready. If I didn't mind walking out of the apartment look like a complete animal I probably wouldn't get ready much at all.

Is there any part of your day this is a routine you follow every day?
Mornings. Wolf gets up and takes his shower then comes in and wakes me up. I go fix us coffee while he finishes getting ready and we sit on the couch and drink coffee together. Then he walks the dog while I shower. Every morning like clockwork. Even the dog knows the schedule.

Favorite junk food indulgence?
Lately? french fries. I'm a junkie. My favorite are Wendy's...

Be sure to check out Vonda and Brooke's blogs to see how they answered the questions!


Question Tuesday

This week Brooke, Vonda and myself came up with 1 question each. Be sure to check out Vonda and Brooke's blogs to see how they answered the questions!

What celeb do you despise? Name a male and female.

Male - easy, Brad Pitt. There's just something about him...his smile and the way he looks. Plus, he dumped Jennifer. Who does that?! I certainly wouldn't.

Female - I'm with Vonda. I can't stand Megan Fox. She's a whore. Plain and simple.

last thing you baked or cooked from scratch? include pictures if you happen to have them.

Oh no...I don't cook. Or bake. I've tried - really hard for a while - but it just didn't work out. So now the boy does it all and I have to say he's pretty fabulous at it!

If you had 12 hours to kill in your favorite city...where would it be and what would you do?

Easy. There's a place on the island of Oahu called Lana Kai Beach. The most awesome place on earth. I'd spend the whole time there.


Round Robin Tuesday, Kindredly edition!

Gather around the radio kids! It's time for the Tuesday round robin power hour with AJ, Brooke and Sole Matters. We're joined this week by Kindredly (go check her out!)

3 questions from Sole Matters:

1. How do you want to celebrate your 30th birthday?
I would like to celebrate it on the beach...preferably back in Hawaii...with just me and the boy (that would be a perfect honeymoon, huh?). I don't wanna make a big deal about leaving my 20's. I'm not especially happy with myself over a great deal of my 20's so I'm really just ready to move on to my 30's and start anew.

2. Who is one person/band that you haven't seen in concert that you are dying to see?
U2. LOVE them. They're playing in Las Vegas at the end of October...we're trying like HELL to get tickets. Cost be damned...

3. Your superpower is that you smell like dandelions whenever someone lies. How will you maintain your secret identity?
wow...two problems here. a) I don't think dandelions smell very good. I refuse to smell bad b) people lie all the damn time. Maybe if people were "outed" every time they lied...they would do less of it. So maybe this superpower would be better off NOT hidden?

3 questions from Brooke:

1. You have the perfect day planned with your honey, spent outside. The day of, you wake up to pouring rain! What do you do instead?
Sex. I'd freakin' stay in bed all day. Lord, it doesn't even need to be a rainy day for me to want that! I think I may have a sickness :-)

2. When you're feeling a little crazy with life, who is the person you know you can call to help you feel a little more sane?
Fortunately, I haven't needed a sanity check in quite a while but...it really depends on the situation. Life in general making me crazy? Wolf. Wolf making me crazy? Roomie. Work and career...and sometimes life in general? Mr. Mister. I count myself lucky to have so many "go to" people that love and care about me.

3. Is there a certain scent or smell that someone has told you reminds them of you?
No, that would be a sweet compliment though. There is a scent that does that for me, though. Lilacs remind me of my grandmother. I loved her to death. I dont right now but normally I have lilac scented candle in my office. I know what I'm going to Target for tonight...

3 questions from Me:

1. when you were a kid, what was one job you wanted when you grew up?
Don't laugh. I wanted to be a Wal Mart checker. I was probably 7 or 8 at the time. I just remember thinking that looked like a great job and would pretend to be one when I played by myself at home. I would even call for price checks. Yeah, I was a messed up kid :-)

2. if you could have a 15 minute conversation with one dead person, who would it be?
My grandmother. I miss her like crazy and would love for her to hear all about Wolfie.

3. three crazy items you have in your purse right now?
ok...I have a BIG ASS purse...so you can bet your ass that there are weird things in there at times! right now: 1) still have our room key from the trip to Aspen 2) a lighter in the shape of a tiki doll 3) a package of pop tarts that looks like it's been run over 328 times. There could be a small family of refugees living down there too...at this point, we don't know.