R.I.P., Buzzy T. Buzzard

As if February didn’t suck enough, 4 days after my second surgery, our beloved dog Buzzy passed away on February 20th, 2015. He was 6 days shy of being 15 years, 1 month old. He put on a brave front until my granddaughter went to bed that night, but we knew he only had a matter of hours. Nothing was harder than telling him I loved him, and it was OK to let go, if he needed to. He just wanted to lie next to my son, who he grew up with, until he drew his last breath. I cried, over and over. Hell, I’m crying now. He was a good dog, the very best dog.

My sugar-faced Buzzy, always wanting a cookie.

My sugar-faced Buzzy, always wanting a cookie.

L to R: Buzzy, my son, (in his AF auxillary days), and Uboo. I miss those days.

L to R: Buzzy, my son, (in his AF auxillary days), and Uboo. I miss those days.

Why Dogs Are Good For Your Health – And Just Awesome

Shortly after my “accident” I was on a walker for eight months. I knew the only way I would ever be able to endure walking or anything again, would be to get up, fall down, and keep on going. My dogs, Buzzy & Uboo made sure I didn’t take one second feeling sorry for myself. Love those doggies!

Run Like A Girl

“Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole”

Most people know I enjoy running with my dog, Burton. In the past few months, I’ve also adopted another occasional running buddy, Blitz. Yep, another dog.

It’s true, I love dogs. They’re wonderful, sweet creatures and bring so much positivity into life. Plus, they’re good for your health too. I’m not making this up! There’s oodles of research out there that proves owning a dog provides a ton of health benefits, mental and physical.

I was thinking about this on my run today – well, on both my runs today. Allow me to explain. Burton and Blitz are what I’d call, highly energetic dogs. They’re also both really strong and fast so I sadly can’t take them running together. Instead, I often go for two runs, one with each dog.

But anyway, back to my runs. They ended…

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