Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Grand-Paw writing a letter circa 1941

We got a call from Auntie Marge today. Grand-Paw fell down at the nursing home and fractured some bones. He might undergo surgery tomorrow. Doctors are unsure if they want to chance it. Dog Dad is worried but knows there is nothing he can do but pray. He looked at us and said "We will have to wait and see what will happen." Dog Dad learned a long time ago to accept what he can't control.

Grand-Paw, January 2008

We are keeping our paws crossed, but at the same time we trust in the Lord to do what is right. Grand-Paw was born in 1918 and served in WW II. He lived through some tough times and has Dad's respect. While they didn't always see eye-to-eye, they always respected the others opinion.

Dog Dad has a calm even personality, so his highs and lows are like a ripple on a pond for him. That bothers his siblings and some other people who would claim that isn't healthy. Dog Dad response would be "It is what it is."

So we give Dad a head to pat, a belly to rub and some licks to the face to let him know we are here for him.

Dog Speed,

Essex & Deacon


Lacy said...

w00fs Collies, me sure hopes ur grand paw feels better will cross my paws fur him and mama will pray he will b fine in no time..

b safe,

Jans Funny Farm said...

Dog Dad sounds like a nice guy. We hope for the best for your Grand-Paw.

Chris and Ricky said...

Sending you best wishes for Grand-paw - hope he is doing better today!

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

You doing the very best you can. I know you'll be looking after Dog Dad very well.

We very sorry to hear about your grandpaw. We hope he'll be ok. We'll be thinking of you and Dog Dad.
~lickies, Ludo

the magic sleigh said...

Woos, sending you Sibe-vibes,we are so sorry about your Grand-paw.
All will go as God plans...
-Kira The Beawootiful

Jake of Florida said...

Dear Collies (and Joe) --

We so appreciate your situation, Our grandpaw is 97 and lives alone. He's had a few slips and falls recently which gets Mom and her brother wondering what to do to prevent something worse.

So we're sending you strong terrier vibes and prayers with paws crossed that the best decisions are made for your grand paw.

Wirey woofs and love to you all!!

Your pals,

Jake and Just Harry and Mom

Dawn said...

Best wishes for Grand Paw, Dog Dad. We know that even if you don't show it, you're still going to worry. We'll hope for the best for him, whatever that turns out to mean.