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January 12, 2010

Lost and Found: Birthday Boy

My Speech teacher taught me before never to start a speech, or in this case, a post, with an apology, so allow me to first say a big woofy, furry, slobbery Thank You to every pup, hammie and kitty who wished us a Merry Christmas!! We are sorry for not being able to come up with a Christmas card on time because we were too busy (evidence below).

We promise to make it all up to you for your kindness and friendship somehow.

The year 2009 had not been too kind on us bloggie-wise so I made Manang promise to keep one very important New Year’s Resolution: To NOT neglect my bloggie and visit all our blogging friends at least twice a week. In relation, Poopie and I also made a resolution to continue to pester her to update our blog and visit our friends. :) I hope that would put and end to this dry blogging spell.

The last few months had been momentous, inspirational and heartbreaking for us.

We witnessed the joys of having one of our dearest friend, sweet Scarlet, finally raise the needed funds to realize her wheelchair dreams. Thanks to all of you who prayed, donated and spread the word, it will now be a matter of time before she will finally realize her lifelong dream to somehow live a normal pup’s life.

We (i.e. Poopie and the hoomans) witnessed a near breakdown when I got too busy trying to make a breakaway days before Christmas and gave my paws and leg a nasty cut. Manang and Manong felt so hopeless, having gone to their hometown already while I was left here at the care of my Veterinarian nanny.

We witnessed how fragile and uncertain life really is. How one day everything can seem perfect and seemingly endless and the next day, one is left with nothing but a series of whys, hows, whens and only an endless stream of precious memories. Within two days before and after the close of the year, we were involuntarily given two angels in the Rainbow Bridge.

Gen. Askalon
January 3, 2007 – December 30, 2009

Attorney 1
January 3, 2009

But just as there are sure sunsets in everyone’s lifetime, we always believe that brighter days are likewise sure to come. Though it will never erase nor heal the pain of the loss, time would make us more used to the pain and eventually, allow us to learn to live with it.

Because each day we witness little miracles. In a nutshell,

these are the healing of physical wounds and the ever growing bonds of love and friendship


The simple satisfaction of a little treat


The unexplainable joy derived from sharing our blessings


The joys of parenthood


And the conception of little miracles


And today, we are set to celebrate another day, another year. We are blessed with another opportunity to once again, be mad, laugh, cry and experience all these all over again.

Happy New Year everyone and

A Happy 2nd Birthday to me!!




13 comments:

Huskee and Hershey said...

Are we the first, are we the first??

HAPPY BARKDAY to our dearest Akiiiiii!!! ((HUGS and KISSES))

You are absolutely spot-on Aki, in the past 2 years, we too have learnt through firsthand experience how fragile and uncertain life really is. You can be on top of the world one minute and find yourself in the pits the next moment. Hopefully 2010 will bring us more happy times.

Hope you have a wonderful barkday and wishing you good health and abundance of love and treats!!

happy said...

Happy Barkday, Aki! What a great post! Very well said!

Bobby said...

Happy birthday Aki have a good day and a great 2010 to you all. Remember the best parts of last year and try to forget the rest. Going to the beach for those days was great think of them.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Happy birthday, Aki and Happy New Year to you and Poopie and to your family! We hope 2010 is a better year for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Thor said...

Happy Birthday Aki!
What a great post!
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Love,
Thor

Teddy said...

Happy Birthday to you Aki, and Happy New Year to you and your family!! I hope this upcoming year is a great one for you.

Teddy

Life With Dogs said...

Big happy birthday wishes to you! You are to be commended for finding the silver lining - it looks like it's been a tough year.

Happy 2010 :)

The OP Pack said...

Happy Birthday to Aki and happy New Year to all!!! We are so happy to see you again. Yes, every year has its ups and downs and last year seemed to have way too many downs for too many of us. Here's to new life in 2010 and a good year for all. We can't wait to see more of the little birdies.

Tail wags, Phantom and Thunder

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET BROS!!!!!
OMDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!
What a bad bros and sis we're for you...
we didn't know was your birthday!!!!!
Pleaseeeeeeeee....forgive us!!!!!
You look so happy and more and more beautiful!!!!
You're a little man now and we're so proud of you!!!!
And HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND TO YOUR SPECIAL FAMILY!!!
We missed you tons!!!!
But now you're back and we're soo happy to hear from you again!!!!
And....
What a great great great post!!!
Yes...each year gave us wonderful moments and sad moments just the next moment....
We wish you a wondeerful 2010 filled with tons of love...joy....happyness....friendship...and friends!!!!!!!!!
We're here for you always!!!!
WE LOVE YOU A LOT guys and hope we could read about you more this year!!!!
;-)))))))))))))))
HAve a wonderful day filled with tons of treats and toys!!!!!!!
We need you guys!!!!!!
Don't forget us ok????!!!
Sweet kisses and licks and love!!!!!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Happy Barkday Handsome!

We know you'll have lots of khake and fun on this special day!

As fur 2009, it was khwite the challenging year fur all of us.

There will be many many more great days ahead fur all of us!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra & Her Mom

Asta said...

What a lovely POST!!!!
I am saddened by all ouw losses, but so happy fow the little miwacles..I am thwilled that we wewe able to help Scawlet and hope this yeaw bwings mowe good news than bad.

Happy Biwfday to you AKI !!!
I hope it's a yeaw full of love and good health and tweats fow you
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Benny and Lily said...

Aaahhh good post!! Happpeeeeee Birthday!
Benny & Lily

Lorenza said...

Happy New Year to you all!
I wish you all the best!
I know this new year will bring us happy times, sad times, hard times but I just hope we will be good enough to face them!
I am very happy for Scarlet!
Happy Birthday Aki!
Take care
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza