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Brut Quote

Brut Quote

Thursday, December 31, 2015


Dear Friends,

Once again we have fully made it around the sun and will be starting the ride once again. I have no idea what is in store for the 24 Paws of Love and I don't want to know.  I'll take the surprise.


Last year wasn't one of our better years.  Losing Brut and Luigi, our duck, was the worst of it, not to mention a good vehicle.  Hubby, Mark and I are still saying good bye to all of our losses.  It hasn't been easy.

But, we have been blessed with five dogs related to Brut and our cats, Boxer and Princess Leia.  At least Brut having cancer wasn't contagious or something that could have spread to the other dogs and cats, that we could've have lost one or more of them.  For that I'm grateful.  So very grateful, for I would be so lost without the rest of the paws to carry on Brut's legacy.  The Paws have held me up when my world was so heavy and hopeless, so many more times that I could hold them.  They are so patient with me, yet still give me that gentle push to keep moving forward.  And when I can't go on anymore, they stay and cuddle with me or find a way to make me smile and somehow the world is alright again.


I wish I had the magic to change life, but I always have the Paws to make the magic for me.

Thank you my friends for sticking with through this past year.  Thank you for your prayers, thoughts and good wishes.  We have needed every one of them.


And I hope when you look back at this past year you find all the bones of hope you buried to dig up and bring into the new year that is coming while bagging up the stinky poop of last year and getting rid of it.

Whatever comes we will have each other and our dogs to make it through.


Love, Mark, Patty and the 24 Paws of Love


FiveSibesMom said...

Oh so beautifully written, and heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. Your words resonate home to my heart, as well, as you know with the loss of my beloved Gibson this holiday season. But, as you write, I have four more to continue loving and to always remember him through - three of his younger siblings, and the love of his life, Harley. Oh, how I feel your words. My heart and hugs go to you and the 24 Paws of Love, for as with us there will always be FiveSibes, there will always be 24 Paws of Love...our angels' spirits running right alongside our packs, in our hearts for eternity. Although they left a huge hole in our hearts and lives, they will always be with us. May 2016 bring joy, good health, peace, and fond memories, both new and old to you and your family. xo

Unknown said...

Happy New Year!

Gail said...

Beautifully written. Oh, those lovely canines have a way of knowing when we need an extra cuddle or just a nose touch to assure us they are there. Nothing like the love of a dog, understanding, warm, patient and loyal.

Even when there is a loss, they are with us still.

Blessings for the new year.