We are still swimming

My Darling Baby B,

Just catching you up.  We keep swimming along here without you.  But miss you every day.  You would have turned 13 about a month ago.  Never knew your exact birthday, but know it’s probably around December.  And at this time last year, you were not feeling so good and I had just found out on January 31st that you had osteosarcoma.  So I was researching like crazy on the web and crying a lot and hugging you more.  On February 6th, we got rid of that painful awful leg so that you could feel better, and you did.  Who would have thought that at this time this year, you would no longer be snuggled up beside me.  And instead of you here, there is now the additions of Adelaide and Bagheera.

Yep, that’s right.  Nearly 4 weeks ago, your sister Adelaide found this little 6 month old boy hanging out out back on a cold cold morning.  Don’t know why, but he crawled right up into my arms and hasn’t left since, so a little boy has been added to the Girl household.  You’d be having a blast with Adelaide taunting him I’m sure.  You always thought it was so fun to make the cats run.  I was thinking of naming him with something that started with an “M” so go along with his new feline sisters.  But I wasn’t finding anything that sparked my interest.  And then I ran across Bagheera, the black panther in the Jungle Book.  And I liked that the character was sweet and charismatic.  And I liked that it started with a “B”, just like my Brendol.  This is Bagheera:

It’s been slow going integrating the household, but we are getting there.  For the last few nights, he has been running free in the house with Adelaide hanging out too.  And yesterday, I got both of them chilling on the couch together.

You missed a decent snow this past week.  I still remember when you were introduced to  your first snow.  We were in Dallas, and you ran ovals  in the back yard banking so hard that as your were turning at full speed, your waist was almost brushing the ground.  You had such a blast.  Well, this was another one like that.  Not deep still, but fun enough to run in.  Your sister Adelaide had fun with it, it was her first snow too.  I kept thinking about how you were.


And then there is your sister Aissa.  She’s been doing pretty good.  I can see her slowing down, like you did.  Not that she was every a big ball of energy like you and Addy were as young’uns.  But slower never the less.  She still knows how to have a good time though.  And she’s keeping Adelaide in line as much as she can.

Anyways, we all miss you.  We all love you.  And I love you from the bottom of my heart.  You were and will always be my Baby B and my Poochy Butt and my Sweat Pea.

Author: Karma

My furry family and I live in Atlanta. I care for a 12 year old pittbull mix (Brendol) who underwent an amputation of her front right leg for bone cancer. I also care for a 10 1/2 year old chow/border collie mix (Aissa) and two sister cats that are 3 (Mathilde and Morrigan).

5 thoughts on “We are still swimming”

  1. Karma,
    I know B is watching down on you. Maybe this was her bringing Bagheera to you and why you couldn’t decide on a good “M” name. It was meant to be a “B” name. Your blog made me cry. I know it wasn’t supposed to but I know what you are feeling and the “swimming” is a good analogy. Bagheera is a great addition to your pack.

    B we miss you too. Thanks for bringing your mom to this site. Although we wish it was in better circumstances. Hugs little girl.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. A belated Happy Birthday Sweet Brendol. The world is certainy brighter because you were in it! Talk about a one f a kind pup…..a dog who has her own bubble machine and would rather pop bubbles than chew on bones? Yeah, there is only one Brendol!

    You painted a wonderful image of how Brendol froliced in the snow…..-I could see her smiling and her eyes shining so brightly.

    I love these pictures! Glad to see tne beautiful Miss Addy is allowing kitty a small corner on the sofa. Bagheera really is a handsome boy. Of course Addy never takes a bad picture…..especially when she is in her element in the snow!

    But Karma…that is THE BEST PICTURE I’VE SEEN OF AISSA!!! I love her expression! This is DEFINITELY a forever treasure right here! This photo has to go in the tripawds calendar along wth one of Addy’s snow photos!

    Thanks for letting us know aout Brendol’s birthday…..we love her too.

    And thanks for these DELIGHTFUL PICTURES!! LOVE THEM!

    Love and hugs to you and all your pack!

    Sally and Happh Hannah

    1. Thanks Sally. I love that pic of Aissa May too. Her being black is hard to get pictures of her that show her sweet expressions. And she has a lot of sweet expressions. Glad I could grab one the other day.

  3. Thanks for this post, Karma!

    Tuck’s circumstances lead me to this site after Brendol had crossed the Rainbow Bridge but now I really feel like I have met her.

    I was delighted to see the photo of Adelaide and Bagheera on the sofa together….progress is being made 🙂

    Hugs to all of you

    Linda and Tucker

  4. Brendol, I can’t help but wondering if you sent Bagheera over to your pack to show them some new perspectives on life? Was that your doing?

    Wow it’s hard to believe a year has almost gone by since you became a 3-legged girldog hero. You know your Mommy is so great, she is so good to new people who stop by Tripawds and she is always willing to help. Even though you aren’t here in person anymore you are so much a part of this community and with us in spirit, I almost feel like you never really left us.

    Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your world Miss B, you are always a part of ours now. We miss you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *