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Betsy

Bye Bye Betsy

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On Monday the much loved Betsy passed away. I still feel odd. I cried when my Mum rang, and a few times after, and now I just feel numb. I think it will hit more once I’m back at my parents place in Sydney.

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You can view the post on when we got Betsy here. We never knew how old she was, and soon after adopting her, we realised she was deaf. We weren’t positive at first because her ears were full of mites and we thought that may have been a hindrance, but no, she was deaf. We also found out she had been de-barked. That didn’t stop her barking though, it just came out more of a breathy squeaky noise. Oh but she could snore! Many times I’ve rung Mum and could hear Betsy perfectly in the background snoring her heart out.

I called her Princess because she was a princess to me. It was amazing to see her progress, Frodo helped her learn to be a dog. Taught her that she wasn’t going to get into trouble for doing dog things. That she was never going to be abused. My parents previous dog Emily never really grew much, she was too traumatised, but Betsy thrived. My parents did such an amazing job just showing her how loved she was that you could pat her, something she would shy away from at the start. It was to the point that when people would come into the house, she would come out and actively seek pats.

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She’s been going downhill for awhile, her hard life before we adopted her was taking a toll on her. Her heart, her liver. She had doggy dementia, but she was still happy. She still had moments when she would run so fast, when she would demand pats, and she’d still remind Mum every day when it was dinner time. She was very selective with her kisses, and would only give you one lick, preferably on the nose.

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A few people have mentioned that she was lucky to have us, but in all honesty, we were lucky to have Betsy. I love all animals, I love all my parents dogs, but Betsy was special. She was one of those dogs who really touched your heart. I know you’re not supposed to have favourites (dog-siblings?), but she was mine. The past few trips I was always scared that it would be the last time I’d see her, so I always made sure that I would give her pats and while she couldn’t hear me, I’d tell her I loved her. I loved her so much.

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I’m sure she was greeted by Frodo and Emily over the rainbow bridge, and I’m sure they introduced her to Bailey, the first of my parents Cavalier obsession. They are amazing dogs and touch your life in such a major way, but sadly have so many health problems.

Sleep well Booboo. I hope you’re at peace and all your worries are gone. That wherever you are there are bountiful lizards to chase and crates to sleep in. You are missed and you are loved.

Melbourne Scenery!

Everyday Melbourne Moments

Sorry for the short hiatus. My parents are currently in Melbourne and I’ve been staying with them in their cabin. It’s been nice to get away and to see more of Melbourne, and of course, it’s great seeing my parents and their dogs. I miss them all terribly.

The caravan park they are staying at has THE BEST kids area, which of course, I had to take advantage of. In the picture above, you can see me on what I can only describe as the offspring of a trampoline & jumping castle. It’s SO much fun!

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The other day we took a day trip out to Drouin and Warragal, which are about an hour out of Melbourne. I still find it amazing how different Melbourne is to Sydney. If you drove an hour out of Sydney you’d still be in a super built up populated area, where as in Melbourne, you’ve got country towns!

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And cows! LOTS of cows!

I’m back at home now, trying to clean the house, but i’m heading back to stay with my parents a couple more nights. I’m also looking forward to spending fathers day with Dad.

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What have you been up to in the past week?

My Sydney visit in Pictures!

Everyday Personal

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 As I mentioned in my last post, I recently spent just over a week in Sydney visiting my parents. I had such a great time, and now i’m back in Melbourne, I’m missing them already. Getting to see my parents dogs were a bit of a highlight. Betsy (above) has some health problems, so I always have this worry in the back of my head about her. It was great to get snuggles with her and see her cute shenanigans!

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My nephew Caleb surprised me at the airport! It took me a moment to click who this tall guy with a pokemon hat on was! He’s grown SO tall, he’s NEARLY as tall as me! It’s always a bit more surreal seeing Caleb grow as I witnessed his birth! Of course I had to steal his pikachu hat for a selfie!

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My youngest nephew & niece came to visit too! Alex is just precious and makes me laugh so hard! He is a natural comedian. Bethany is currently losing some of her teeth, which makes for adorable gapped grins. I wanted her MLP top!

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Oh Aussie, he’s just so cute. He a little poser. As soon as you get a camera out, he’s like “oh, let me give you my best side”.

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Yummmmmmmy food! While there my man cooked dinner for my parents and I. It really was delicious (probably one of my favourite meals he cooks).

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sydney-001What a gorgeous view huh? Yep, that’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge! This is from the balcony of one of Dads clients.

What have you been up to whilst I was in Sydney?