Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 40 – Reblog FromCai(Art Mater)

It is very early on Thursday morning. Very early. Sort of overcast at the moment, but they are calling formsunny periods this afternoon and temperatures around 4 degrees C. So, looks like not a bad day in store.

Moving to the point in hand, our first post for Week 40, comes from Cai(Art Mater).

A short two-sentence entry controlling nature and controlling ourselves.

Be sure to check out Signals.

Thanks Cai(Art Mater) for taking part in this week’s prompt. Hope to see you back again.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 23.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 39 – Reblog From Sara(relaxitsallwrite)

Next out of the gate for Week 39 comes from Sara(relaxitsallwrite) who join us once more. And by the way, she still spells her name the same way our daughter…..bonus!(that sentence was much more humorous in my head).

Sara’s entry for Week 39 is short poem called And Still, I Stand. Sara’s poem illustrates on the surface, a common and truth enough reality of many seaside villages and hamlets.

However, the poem also takes us to a spot where she may be very well writing about life/living and surviving the storms that anyone of us faces in our lives. Got to let the words take you there though….and she did.

Best if you head on over and give Sara’s entry a read.

Thanks again so much to Sara for gracing us for Week 39. Be sure to check her blog and her work out. Sure fire good stuff.

The next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” and our first for February is scheduled for Tuesday, March 16.

Love to have you participate.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 37 – Reblog From Sara(relaxitsallwrite)

Second out of the gate for Week 37 comes from a now twice participant and we’re glad to have Sara(relaxitsallwrite) join us once more. And by the way, she still spells her name the same way our daughter…..bonus!(that sentence was much more humorous in my head).

Sara’s entry for Week 37 is short prose piece called Never Good Enough. Sara takes us to a place, where in reality many have gone in past – living up to expectations in both “the here” and in the “not here.”

Best if you head on over and give Sara’s entry a read.

Thanks again so much to Sara for gracing us for Week 37. Be sure to check her blog and her work out. Sure fire good stuff.

The next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” and our first for February is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2.

Love to have you participate.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 37 – Reblog From Sadje

First in on our Week 37 post comes to us from Sadje.

As I’ve mentioned before, Sadje always send us top notch poetry or short works of prose for our “Tuesday Prompts.” This time is no different – a wonderful short story.

Her short story takes us down the road of love. Love had; love experienced and love lost.

You can check out her entry here.

Thanks Sadje for taking part again this week. Your short story is so powerful and poignant.

Our next “Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt” is scheduled for next Tuesday, March 2.

Thanks.

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

Thoughts From The Wilderness – Our Katie(Value Each Moment) – Update

Update:

It’s with great sadness that as I type this early on Saturday morning(Feb 23), we are spending the last few hours we have with Katie. The past week or so has been difficult for her and especially the last couple of days. We’re pretty sure the bladder cancer has spread into other areas.
 
So, yesterday after many tears, but making the right decision, we’ve decided to help Katie cross the Rainbow Bridge in a few hours.
 
Difficult, yes, but the right one to make. We want her to leave us with dignity and not suffering.
 
I’ll do a proper post on Katie and her life with us at a later point.
 
But, for know thanks for your concern and thoughts
 
Much love
 
Glen, Lynn, and Katie

 

The last little while has been a challenge with our little dog Katie. She had been going to the bathroom on a more frequent basis starting 4 or 5 weeks ago. We thought it could be diabetes seeing she is 14 years old. A trip to the vet 3 weeks ago, suggested she had a urinary tract infection. She took a course of antibiotics, plus another course after that, and just started the third course.

She had started to pass blood, so off to the vet again yesterday.

Unfortunately, the diagnose came back as cancer of the bladder. Not what we were hoping for.

After a long chat with her vet, we decided to treat her with Meloxicam to help slow things down and pain. We were given some options that would be highly invasive, but the outcomes would likely be the same.

Both Lynn and I felt these options wouldn’t be fair for Katie and that giving her the best quality of life for her remaining days was the best approach.IMG_20170612_130331103 Her prognosis is not good. Timeline wise, her vet said between 6 to 12 months, with 12 months being a real stretch. It could also be less than 6 months.

Katie has a transitional cell carcinoma(TCC) cancer. It is a malignant tumour that develops from the transitional epithelial cells that line the bladder.

As you can imagine, it has been a difficult past 24 hours. Katie is the first pet that Lynn ever had. The two of them spend most of their time together.

So, the motivation to write anything or to get out outdoors has sort of slipped that past while. But, I wanted to let people know that this is where we are right at the moment.

Hopefully, over the next few days as we get through processing this, things will smooth out a touch.IMG_20150809_164537430 Thanks for reading.

Thoughts From The Wilderness – Our Katie(Value Each Moment)

 

The last little while has been a challenge with our little dog Katie. She had been going to the bathroom on a more frequent basis starting 4 or 5 weeks ago. We thought it could be diabetes seeing she is 14 years old. A trip to the vet 3 weeks ago, suggested she had a urinary tract infection. She took a course of antibiotics, plus another course after that, and just started the third course.

She had started to pass blood, so off to the vet again yesterday.

Unfortunately, the diagnose came back as cancer of the bladder. Not what we were hoping for.

After a long chat with her vet, we decided to treat her with Meloxicam to help slow things down and pain. We were given some options that would be highly invasive, but the outcomes would likely be the same.

Both Lynn and I felt these options wouldn’t be fair for Katie and that giving her the best quality of life for her remaining days was the best approach.IMG_20170612_130331103 Her prognosis is not good. Timeline wise, her vet said between 6 to 12 months, with 12 months being a real stretch. It could also be less than 6 months.

Katie has a transitional cell carcinoma(TCC) cancer. It is a malignant tumour that develops from the transitional epithelial cells that line the bladder.

As you can imagine, it has been a difficult past 24 hours. Katie is the first pet that Lynn ever had. The two of them spend most of their time together.

So, the motivation to write anything or to get out outdoors has sort of slipped that past while. But, I wanted to let people know that this is where we are right at the moment.

Hopefully, over the next few days as we get through processing this, things will smooth out a touch.IMG_20150809_164537430 Thanks for reading.