Posts filed under ‘My “Pooh Bear” Joshua’
Joshua has his own blog now! If you want to visit him, he’s at Pooh Bear’s Adventures.
We had to say good-bye to our old friend Zoey today. Zoey was our beloved Lab, she would have been 13 on Valentine’s day. We have had her since our daughter was 3 years old, she can’t even remember a time without Zoey in our family.
This picture of Zoey was taken in October, on her way to the vet’s office. October was when she started going downhill, but it’s only in the past few weeks that she really took a turn for the worse. She loved going in the car, and even to the vet’s office!
My sweet Hubby took her to the vet today, in the car (her favorite) to have her put to sleep. He got the toughest job. I just stayed home and sat on the couch with Christine, all snuggled up, while cried together. Joshua was down for his nap during most of it, but he was up for the beginning of it. Christine crying, and Joshua laughing.
Joshua laughs hysterically when someone is sobbing. I don’t know what it is about it that he finds so humorous, but he laughs his booty off. It’s mainly a good thing though. It’s tough to be sad with Josh there laughing and so happy. During one of her sobbing spells today, Christine said “I wish I was like Joshua!”. He is our boy who is always happy! He does, of course, get hurt and cry, and he worries when mama leaves him with someone, but he’s oblivious to to stuff like the dog dying. He’s oblivious at this stage in his life, I don’t know if he’ll remain that way or not as he grows.
She was such a sweet girl, we’ll miss our Zoey!
Love one another,
My favorite two are the third and fourth from the left. Joshua has been working hard to pick things up with a pincer grasp, and he’s getting sooo good at it! He’s also been practicing his hammering skills on his pound a ball toy, he really had a tough time hanging on to the hammer in the beginning, but now he has a death grip on it and can is actually starting to raise him arm and lower it in a hammering motion. I am so proud of him and how hard he is willing to work! He amazes me daily with his wonderful attitude!
Love one another!~Yvonne
Meet Happy! He will be arriving on Saturday evening. Happy is coming to be Joshua’s best buddy, we are going to train him to be Joshua’s therapy dog! We are all so excited! He is a Golden Doodle, his mom is a standard Black Poodle and his papa is a Golden Retriever. Already, he is much bigger than he is in this photo, I can’t wait pick him up at the airport on Saturday, he is flying her all the way from Tennesee, in a plane of course. :-)
I am quite sure I will have LOTS of phots of the two boys together next week!
I am makin’ up my own little thing for Friday. :-) There are just so many pictures that I want to share!
This picture is of Joshua hanging out with our dog Zoey. Joshua loves Zoey, Zoey puts up with Joshua. :-) Josh doesn’t love Zoey because he is a dog lover, or because he likes to hug and cuddle with her. Nope, he has alterior motives! Yes, Joshua! The reason that he can often be seen this close to Zoey is really because he loves to rake her fur with his fingers, which are wet from being in his mouth, and get all the hair that he can on them and then put it in his mouth! You probably find that disgusting, but Joshua thinks it’s…OH SO YUMMY! In fact, he is the only person in the family that is happy that Zoey sheds, what seems like a whole ‘nother dog each day!
A boy and his dog…
I have a sick little one again today, but we still went to a birthday party, for my nephew Evan, they are all snotty over there too so why not continue to share the germs? :-) Joshua isn’t running a fever though, just a very snotty nose, and a cough, a glaze to his eyes…poor Pooh Bear. I wore him in the Ergo for a lot of the day, and he was very content there. I am finding it to be more and more comfortable all the time, my body did have to get used to lugging my 28 pound boy around! Now we both love it!
Hubby spent most of the day at his mom’s house doing our taxes, and I’m so excited to announce that with our adoption tax credit we are going to be out of debt! A car and house payment only! Pooh Bear told Daddy he is hoping for a pony out of the deal, but Daddy wasn’t buying! Shucks! Just think of all the benefit of our own hippotherapy we get out of a pony! What a huge blessing, we are so thankful!
Mee Mee and Bubbie (my mom and dad) are in town and Christine is spending the night over at my sister’s house with them tonight. The cousins were thrilled! It’s quite exciting when your big cousin spends the night you know! Speaking of Christine, on Friday she began her volunteer position as my nephew Eli’s aide at the homeschool co-op that my sister’s family attends. Eli is 4, with special needs and still non-verbal, so he was having to attend the baby nursery with his mom and little brother all last semester and he was soooo bored in there. I suggested to my sister that Eli should have an aide to help him to be in the class with his peers, and my Christine volunteered to be the one. They both had such a great time, she came home so excited, telling me all about Eli’s teachers and who played with him and how he likes to eat crayons but she helped him to color like the other little ones. It is going to be so good for both of them, I just thank God for her servant’s heart for her cousins! I had wonderful big cousins who were awesome to me too when I was little so I really know how much she means to all those little guys.
I always end with “Love one another”…I just want you all to know that all your words of encouragment and your prayers for my Violet make me feel so loved! Thank you all! I will personally respond to all of you as soon as I can. I would have liked to have done so already, but recently I have been buried in Violet’s case file, which is only about a foot high!
Love one another!~Yvonne
My new Ergo carrier, see post below I am too lazy to link again, came in the mail today. So far…I LOVE IT! Joshua’s weight is amazingly light feeling on my back while wearing it. He wasn’t all too sure about it at first, but he it didn’t take long before he decided it was pretty cool. I told him he’s more like a koala bear than a pooh bear when he’s in it though! Sissy snapped a pic for me to show y’all. Now we are off to the store!
Have a wonderful weekend!