Monday, October 15, 2007

meet Callie Lu

I'm funny

I'm confident

I have a great profile

I'm extremely photogenic

and all of that, is exhausting for a puppy

Here are all the handsome men in my new family
(Kenny, Casey, Mark, Sean, Louis)

This is my Daddy (give me five!)

and I already rule my new home

For more pictures of the rest of my new family...go here (Denise's blog)

It had been way too long since we had all seen each other. There were tears each time a different family member arrived and lots of hugging and kissing. Callie Lu commanded the center of attention and at the same time, we had more closure about Daisy going to doggie heaven. We cried while recalling fond memories and Callie licked our tears away to make us smile again. She is already loved by us all and is showing the signs of being a quick learner. If there is such a thing as feeling the past spirit from one dog into another, Daisy has given her approval of Callie. *You chose good Daisy Mae* :)

Being with my sisters is always a laugh fest. I appreciate the dorky sense of humor we all share. Denise looked beautiful, healthy and carries an even stronger sense of self. Her journey has given her a new wisdom that is tangible and she is more yummy than ever! We got to share the same sleeping arrangements, so this gave us some very special cuddly moments. I already miss her and love her even more than yesterday.

My parents are worn out from puppy rearing, but having all your children around you always energizes the atmosphere. I catch them smiling for no reason and see that proud parent look in their eyes. Every "Remember when..." story is still fun to recall and gets the same laughs. Memory treasures, each and every one.

We ate, shopped and watched movies, talked late into the night hours and woke to the excitement of a full house...

There is nothing like sharing family time all under one roof and the mingling of tears, laughter and good memories, to solidify the reasons why we love each other so much.


Blogger Boho Girl said...

oh dar...

this made me cry, smile and laugh all at once. your writing is so beautiful and touching. you described our time together so perfectly.

i miss you so much already.
i miss our morning cuddles with callie.

we are so blessed to have the parents we have. they know how to love each of us just as we are.

i love you.

lil sis

2:43 PM  
Blogger Mary Timme said...

Oh Darlene,
Puppies are so neat if they are a mess to raise for a bit. I love that dogs are so cool and always love you no matter how you look or feel. Is there anything more wonderful than a new life. Mark is looking so good! I can hardly believe it! And a gluten free life!???? Difficult, but good for you!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

you are SO lucky!
this was a treat to read :)

2:47 AM  
Anonymous gerry rosser said...

Although I am not a "pet person," I know that doggies are a wonder. I romp with the kids' dog, and enjoy his simple love of life.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Gill said...

Oh that is the cutest puppy!!

7:51 AM  
Blogger LMS(oceandreamer) said...

I am truly envious at the very warm and wonderful family you have...the sisters to love and who love you. Both parents to share in all the glory! Both yours and Denise's posts really tugged at my heart strings!
AND that Callie Lu, what a love bunny! I want a Golden Doodle so bad and seeing her just confirmed how cute and smart they are!
I think your gathering was good for your soul!

1:47 PM  
Blogger pink sky said...

saw you and your sisters crossing stars...beautiful! so i wanted to say a warm hello. it's been a while but i still visit and always smile :) xo to you and all your lovelies. it's amazing how time flies...hugs, mindy

10:08 AM  
Blogger daisies said...

callie lu is so very adorable ~ so happy you had such a wonderful time with your family :) hugs!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Michael Irwin said...

Wow ! what a wonderful change over the last month. Look back at your posting for the 20th of September. You've already gone 75% of the way to all your goals by being in a position to be able to do them now !

Look out at your ambitions now ! Aren't they much more approachable ? Much less like mountains ?

Keep on this way and we'll be comparing your success to that of Bill Gates !

Good for you !

2:34 PM  
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11:01 AM  

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