Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sad news

I know my last post was a month ago and once more life has got in the way of blogging. Despite my best efforts I haven't been able to find time or energy to blog and I am once again genuinely sorry for that. As ever, it's nothing in particular. Work has been very busy (a constant theme these days) and it has been hard enough keeping up with chores and finding time for photography let alone anything else. Those of you on FB will know I find 5 mins or so to update my status and say hi on there but it is so hard to find time to sit down and actually compose something.

Energy has been an issue lately too and right now I am waiting for the results of various blood tests. I think they took a whole arm full and they seem to be covering all the bases. Part of my hopes they find nothing as I don't want to be ill, but part of me also hopes they find something as I must feel this awful, all the time for a reason? Ever feel conflicted? Anyway, I intend to make a special effort to visit all of you soon. I miss your blogs.


In the mean time I have had some sad news. That handsome hound I recently photographed in my last post died of a stroke yesterday. His owner is devastated. I have known Alfie since he was a puppy and he was a beautiful dog in nature and looks. He always had a big smile and a good wag and loved a game of ball and loved his owner. He will be missed. Rest in Peace Alfred the Great.

10 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh....How very very sad. Such a beautiful Doggie with the Sweetest face!

Gee....I hope there is nothing horribly wrong, my dear B-K, though I can understand you wanting an answer to why you feel so lousy.

Just a thought: I wonder if it has anything to do with this Job??
It sounds so very very draining and so filled with anxiety, too....

Anyway....I will keep GOOD thoughts for you, my dear...Do let us know!

bunnygirl said...

Poor Alfie. Was he very old? I'm sure there are endless fields and plenty of balls to chase at the Bridge.

srp said...

Oh, he was indeed a handsome fellow! I am so sorry for his owner, his friend. They take a piece of your heart with you when they go.

Kathryn said...

Oh, i'm sorry you are having a hard time. I'm sorry for the loss of Alfie. Beautiful dog.

I understand the conflicted part. Years ago i was going in for surgery because no one could understand the pain issue going on with me. A lady at my Bible Study prayed that the doctors "Would not find anything" wrong with me.

My response? "DO NOT PRAY THAT!!! I want a REASON i'm in constant pain!"

Hope you have an answer soon. Sending hugs across the pond.

kenju said...

Oh, that makes me very sad. What a gorgeous dog he was, and how they will miss him. But - how lucky it was that they have your wonderful photos to help them remember.

R. Sherman said...

Truly sad. I know how bad it feels when you lose a friend, even a canine one. The best to the owner.

BTW, I'll probably be back in 2011.

Cheers.

Mar said...

Alfred was a beautiful dog. I am sorry he left too early...
Hope you feel better soon, Bob-kat, or else, may the doctors find a wonderful and short way to it.

Linda said...

Ah, how sad. Please pass on my sincerest condolences to Alfie's family. Having recently photographed a dog session, I know how much dogs (PETS, really) can mean for families, and though I don't have animals (it's not right to call my kids animals, though they certainly behave that way!) I have been a pet owner in the past, and know the feeling of loss.

I'm glad you're still trying to blog - I know that FB is instantaneous, but sometimes, a blog conveys so much more feeling!

Nikki-ann said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Alfie.

I hope you get an answer for your tiredness. I go through phases of feeling completely exausted for what seems like no reason at all. I feel like I'm constantly saying I'm tired, but I get the feeling people don't realise quite how tired I do feel some days. I've had bloods tests and water tests, but no answer. I really hope you get some kind of answer so you can begin to deal with it and get on the right track. Desbite my blood tests saying otherwise, I'm sure mine is something to do with my thyriod... for the pure reason that there's thyroid problems going at least 3 generations back in the female fine of our family. Anyway, I have my fingers crossed for you.

Take care and thanks for popping by my blog, it's always good to hear from you.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I hope things are going well, my dear...And that your Health Isseues have gotten better as well as the stress of your job. What with the Christmas just around the corner---(I cannot believe it)---I dearly hope you are getting some R&R in between working so hard. Sending you HUGS!