We have puppies....
And they're beautiful!
TEN LITTLE BLACK "GOLDEN DOODLES" ENTERED THE WORLD ON GOOD FRIDAY AND HOLY SATURDAY!
Five males.... five females.
But our joy was tempered by great sorrow.
Our beautiful Maddie was laid to rest yesterday. I've spent the last ten days loving her, caring for her and keeping her by my side.
Maddie had cancer. It was a fat-cell malignancy that attacked her spleen and spread. We found it accidentally, which is often the case with splenatic cancers.
Maddie is buried here, on the farm. We will plant flowers on her grave... We will miss her every day because she was part of the family. Part of my heart. She gave us far more than we ever could have given her. A dog's true love and devotion is an amazing thing. Totally inspiring.
We'll keep you posted on the pups.
They make me smile.
And they're a promise of new life, life renewed, a new spring.
And in all honesty, coming home to them, to their neediness and innocence (they're small so they haven't chewed anyone's shoes or underwear yet!) lightened my heart.
God bless each and every one of them.