Thursday, 12 July 2012

Taking a break from blogland


Hello to you all,

This is going to be short and sweet, as daft as it may seem I’m having difficulty holding it all together.

My MS has been on a downward spiral again the last week and eyes not good either, but the biggest blow came today being told that Buffy is terminally ill with only a couple of weeks left.

So I am taking a complete break from everything to care for her and then hope my own body will recover a bit.

Some may say only a dog, but she’s far more than that to me, she has always been my constant companion and as my eyes and mobility have declined my eyes and ears as well at times, we are in tune. She is my avater as well

I can’t say more, other than my DT work was already scheduled for the next few weeks so you will see those posts pop up.


80 comments:

Suzi said...

Awe! Brenda, you are quite right my dear to take the remaining time that Buffy has left with you and devote it to each other. No hon!! they are not just dogs they are part and parcel of the family. Bless you and Buffy.
Hugs
Suzi x

Caroline said...

Oh Brenda I'm so sorry. I lost my dog a few years ago so I Know how your feel. My dog was my pal and was a god send when I lost my dad. A huge hug coming your way. Take care. Caroline xxx

Tanya said...

Oh Brenda, that's such sad news...I'm so sorry about your dog, that's heartbreaking :( And I really hope your MS levels out really soon, I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Blogland will miss you, but we'll all be rooting for you!

Hugs from Tags xx

Michelle J M said...

Oh Brenda, so sorry to hear your news. I totally understand about Buffy. Please know that I send my very best wishes and kind thoughts for your recovery and for Buffy. Take care, Michelle x

Marianne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles Brenda. I haven't been visiting much lately, but from the snippets on my blog list I did gather that the positive energy from your holidays seemed to be dwindling away again. I do hope your MS will stabilise soon.
I'm also sad to hear about Buffy's illness. I'm sure we all understand you want to give her the time and attention she obviously deserves. I know pets can give so much and ask for so little. Please take all time you need. I'll be sending positive thoughts to both of you and I'll be patiently waiting for your return to blog land...
Marianne x

arcadia said...

Take care for yourself. God be with you!

Tina said...

so sorry to hear about buffy, and you take care of yourself...thinking about you and yours

Helen said...

Brenda, I am so sorry! I know you have been struggling lately but the news about Buffy on top must be so hard to take. Wishing you the best - hope you can enjoy the next while with Buffy till the end, and that you remember to look after yourself too. Much love, catch up soon!!

May said...

Dear Brenda...I am so sorry you are having health problems at the moment and poor Buffy is ill... You need to take this time to be with your furry beloved friend..she is not just a dog... she is part of your family and a very special friend to you...Thoughts & prayers with you & Buffy... Hugs May x x x x

Julie said...

Ohhh B,my heart goes out to you! Huge hugs Julie x

Denise and Louise said...

So sorry to hear about poor Buffy and that your MS has been on a downward spiral. I am sending you wishes that Buffy does not suffer and that you, after some recouperation time, feel better. It is good that she will have your 100% care and attention in her last days.
Biggest of Hugs
Denise xxxx

Penni said...

Sorry to hear your news Brenda.
I have cats, so I fully understand how you must be feeling about Buffy.
I hope you can enjoy some special time together.

Hugs
Penni
X

PatR said...

Dear Brenda I am so sorry to hear your sad news regarding Buffy and that your MS continues to cause you problems. I know stress doesn't help the MS but under the sad circumstances that cannot be avoided. I'll be thinking of you and send you my very best wishes. I hope it wont be too long before you feel able to join us again.
Take care
Hugs,
Pat xx

Bernie said...

God Bless!

Stamps and Paper said...

Brenda I am so sorry to hear that...being a dog lover and having lost ours after 14 years I understand completely....Hope you also start to feel a little better soon...you will be in my thoughts....

Anne

Zoe Sanderson said...

I am so very sorry to hear about Buffy, you have shared so much of her and the pack with us we feel like we know them. Take great care of yourself and enjoy this time with her and with your memories. XOXO Zoe

Rose Petal said...

Hello Brenda. You do right in taking a break. Take care of your lovely dog, and most of all, take care of yourself. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sending you a big hug.
Lots of love, Sandra xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Brenda, I wish you strength for both yourself and for your beloved companion. Buffy is never 'just a dog', but a loved family member as well your constant companion who gives you unconditional love. I hope your new puppy helps you through this difficult time, my heart goes out to you. I also hope that your MS symptoms go into remission if that is possible. I hope we 'see' you back soon, but give yourself the time you need. All the best, Shirleyx ps.. thank you for all your kind words at my blog, they have meant a lot.

SannaS said...

oh brenda, so sad to hear these news... :(

give big doggy hugs to your faitfull companion buffy...

hope you will feel better soon...
hugs, SannaS

Jane said...

Oh Brenda I am so sorry to hear this news and totally understand your need to withdraw from blogland. Our animals are part of our family and we grieve for them just as we do for our own flesh and blood. Please also take time to get yourself stronger. Sending my very best wishes and love. I do hope you can get back to blog land at some point and will miss you. Take care. Love Jane xx

nnalorac said...

Oh Brenda, so sad to here your news. Nothing daft about loving our dear companions. You take care. Csrolxx

SusanLotus said...

Take care of yourself!
Have a nice summer!
Hugs

Wendy L said...

I really feel for you and am sending hugs. I know what it,s like to lose your best friend. Love to you too and hope you feel better soon. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

KellysKards said...

Im so sorry to hear your sad news. I know they are part of the family. Enjoy all the time you have big hugs. X

Anesha said...

Oh Brenda I am so sorry. Totally understand as she is a member of your family. Lots of hugs Anesha

Pat said...

Oh Brenda I am so sorry about Buffy, I do know how you feel through past experience. I do hope that a break will help your body to recover, I will miss seeing your lovely designs but do hope you will be back in the not too distant future in better health.

Pat xx

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Bev!!

Que você consiga tirar um tempinho para o seu BUFFY, que foi seu companheiro sempre.

Beijos

Myrna said...

Brenda
You will be in the hearts, minds and prayers of many of your blogging buddies at this difficult time in your life. So many of us understand just how special our "furbabies" are in our lives. While you are looking after her, look after yourself and we will all be here when you come back.
Hugs
Myrna

Rhonda Miller said...

I'm sorry to hear you're not doing well and that your fur baby is ill. I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Hi Brenda,I am so sorry to hear about Buffy, My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello Brenda, sorry to hear that your MS is giving you problems again, especially as you could do without it at the moment with Buffy being so ill. It's not at all surprising that you need to take some time to just care for her and yourself. I look forward to seeing you in blogland again when you are ready and able. Take care and hugs to you and Buffy. Elizabeth xx

Nikbee said...

Brenda, I am so sorry to read the sad news about Buffy.
Take care,
Nikki x

Katootje55 said...

I wish you strength to take care after Buffy and I hope he/she? will not have to suffer too much...
My english isn't very good, but I hope you will understand. We have dogs for many years and I now how difficult it is to say goodbye...

Greetings,
Toos

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
i wish you all the luck you need sweetie
and it's not just a dog, it's family, i know what you meen sweetie
i do hope to see you again real soon hunni, but take your time you need
big hugs angelique

cebelica said...

Oh my, that's really sad. :( Take care!

mags said...

Hi Brenda. So sorry to hear your news. It is understandable that you want to take some time out. Thoughts are with you.
Mags
x

Frea said...

Oh Sweetie I'm so sorry for you, and for your doggie! I can so relate on how that feels. Couldn't bear if time comes for my two fellows! And MS is such a terrible disease! Make sure you take of yourself now, mu thoughts are with you hunni. Hope to see you again soon, cause that would mean you're doing better. HUgs, Frea

susiestacey said...

So sorry Brenda that Buffy is so ill, enjoy those precious days and take care of yourself too. You will be in my thoughts and l hope your family are supporting you too x Susan x

Tess Davis said...

So sorry to hear this :( You are in my thoughts.....our fur babies are still our babies. Take all the time you need, we will all still be here when you return!

*HUGS*
Tess

craftymum said...

We will miss you Brenda. Take care of yourself. Sorry to hear about Buffy too.

Big hugs to you

Sarah x

Sarah said...

Oh Brenda, I am so sorry to hear your health hasn't improved and so sad to read the news of your poor dog, take all the time you need, don't rush back, we'll be here when you're ready xxx

Lynne K said...

Big hugs, Brenda. I'll be thinking about you.xxx

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Dear Brenda, So sorry to read about your helthness but also over your Buffy. I know what it to loose such a dearest friend. And take time to be with her these last period.
Take care for yourself.
My lovely greet and a big hug
Marja

Merry said...

Huge hugs sent to you Brenda. I will be thinking of you and Buffy is more than just a dog.....a friend. Take care.

Pearl said...

Sorry to hear about how you are struggling with your MS, and the very sad news about your dog Buffy. I lost my 15 year old cat to cancer this March and so can relate a bit to what you must be going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pearl x

Tonya said...

Oh Brenda, I certainly understand and I am so sorry to read this about Buffy. You both will be in my thoughts. ((hugs))

Beryl said...

Oh Brenda - I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about Buffy. I do understand having lost both a beloved cat and a faithful old dog last year. I know it will be very difficult for you getting through those last weeks and the emptiness to follow and I'll be thinking of you (lots). I hope your own health improves - give it time and don't rush back into this blogging world until you are ready. We'll all be here to welcome you back.
Much love.
Beryl xx

Sewe said...

Im so sorry to hear about Buffy and I really do hope you get better tho its always hard to find strength when your heart is aching.
<3

/Sewe

Lynne in NI said...

Sorry to hear you're not feeling well and that your dog is ill too. I think anyone who says 'its just a dog' has never had one, those of us who do know they're a member of the family. Enjoy the time you have left together.
Sending hugs
Lynne

alethea said...

So sorry to hear about Buffy and your health deteriorating!! Enjoy the time you have with Buffy and get yourself stronger!! HUgxx

Gail said...

Awwww, take care of the both of you.....we'll still be here.

scrappymo! said...

Blessings on your poor dog. I hope your declining health will have a better turn around the corner and we will see you creatig again!

jennyplace2 said...

I am so sorry to hear you and Buffy are not well, take your time and spend what ever time you have left with your baby. When I lost my little Bear I went into a deep depression that lasted for over four months. i was so heart broken and nothing anyone did could make it better. Finally I did get another dog and she is truly our baby. I would just die if anything happened to her. I am sending you a big cyber hug. Hope your MS will take a turn for the better soon.

Hussena said...

I am so sorry to hear your MS is giving you problems and also about buffy...please take care..praying for you .

Jackie said...

I am so sorry to hear about your beloved Buffy and your own difficulties at this time too. Sending {{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}
Jackie xx

Louise said...

So Sorry Brenda my thoughts are with you
Hugs to you both Louise xx

debby4000 said...

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you.
luv
Debby

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you x

lady e said...

Oh so sad to hear it. Take care!!!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sending thoughts and prayers for Buffy.

And for you Brenda, may this time of relaxation bring you comfort and feelings of good health!

Teresa said...

I hope things improve! I send you a big hug!

fatmonica said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your dog.What a terrible time for you. I hope you enjoy the time you have left together.

eiyiyi said...

Dear Brenda, Thoughts, prayers, and reiki for you and beloved Buffy. hugs, eileen

Kat said...

Sorry to hear about Buffy, Brenda. And of course she's not just a dog, she's a much loved companion. One of the first things we did when we got married was buy a dog and in 36 years we've only ever been without one (or more) for a very short time. I hope poor Buffy isn't suffering although I know you wouldn't want to see her suffering just to keep her with you longer.

I'm sure it doesn't help that your own health isn't very good at the moment. I'm glad to see that you have some DT work scheduled but we'll still miss you.

Take care and looking forward to "seeing" you again when you feel better.

Hugs to you and Buffy and the rest of your doggies. I know they'll be upset too.

Kat xx

Jacqueline said...

This is the first time I have visited your blog,your work is beautiful and most certainly inspirational,so sorry for your sad news,here's wishing you brighter days.Hope everyone`s comments inspire you to continue with your beautiful work sometime in the near future.God Bless:) Jacqueline S

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

So sorry to hear, felt the same way when my cat of 14 years died a couple years ago ~ still miss him a lot, sometimes still feel him next to me in bed... He was such a good support to me too as my own health keeps me sitting at home for the most part. I don't think I'll get a new pet any time soon either, as it's so hard to loose one, kind of your 'baby' isn't it? Wish you both to have a treasured last moments together, and that yourself is feeling better in health ♥ hugs ♥

Annmaree (Emu) said...

oh sweet Brenda, I am so terribly sorry to hear about buffy! Our fur babies really are our fur children and family!

I wish you lots of love and peace, take it easy dear!
HUGS
Annmaree xoxo

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Sorry to hear about your beloved Buffy...I completely understand, our pets worm themselves deeply into our hearts. Please take care of both of you....warmest wishes, Suzanne :)

Noemi said...

I am so sorry for buffy, I too had a dog and I understand.

Bye,
Noemi

Jackie said...

So sorry to hear your news Brenda, I will be thinking of you xx

CraftyLoops said...

Oh my word Brenda, I am so sorry to hear about your health. And your poor Buffy. I certainly would not say she's just a dog. We get so attached to our wee pets. When my wee Nimbus took a severe reaction to her pussy cat injections, we very nearly lost her. I had her sleeping in the bed with me and Im not talking at the bottom of the bed! She lay on my chest for days and nights on end. I hope Buffy is able to live out the rest of her days pain free and peacefully. Im so sorry Brenda. Hopefully a few weeks break from blogging will give you the rest you need also. My heart goes out to you both and you are in my thoughts. Sending you big hugs. Lee x

Helen in the UK said...

So very sorry to hear about Buffy. Treasure that remaining time with her and hope your body will heal, even though you heart will probably break when it is her time to leave. I lost my furry companion nearly 2 years ago and it still hurts. Take care of yourself :)

Shazza said...

sorry to hear your news, take care x

chillin with Quillin said...

so sorry about Buffy,there family, we lost one 2 yrs ago to!, do take care of yourself, your in our prayers!!!
Paula

Heidi said...

Aw, Brenda, So sad, am just waiting/dreading for the day when our old cocker spaniel (13+) is gone. she too has been a constant companion for me, especially in the early days when my hubby was away in the Navy alot. She spends most of her time with my 13yr old daughter now! So am truly dreading said day for lots of reasons. Take care of yourself and have lots of lovely cuddles with Buffy. Hugs and love, heidi x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Brenda I am so, so very sorry to hear about Buffy, I know how heartbroken you must feel, my heart is also heavy for both Buffy and you. I will be thinking about you both please take care.
Love & hugs
Lorraine xxxxx

Joan said...

Sorry you are not well and it's so sad about your little dog, pets, they steal your heart and its a teriible loss when they leave us.

Joan

Lana said...

I rarely comment on blogs, but I had to say how sorry I am about your doggy. I sometimes find people hard to deal with, but my pets are my world - they are so uncomplicated and unconditionally loving. Take the time to treasure each moment left with your doggy and I hope that when you return to blogland you are feeling better.

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

Brenda ... sorry i havent posted before.. i have been sooo busy.. just popped by as i love your blog to see your having such a terrible time.... i am sorry to hear about your Buffy.... they r not just dogs.. they are part of our lives... and they get placed in our hearts... enjoy the rest of your time with her... and sorry to hear your MS is playing up to... hope you are back on an even keel soon....
sending you a <<<>>>
kaz_za

Lisa aka Myran said...

I'm really sorry to hear about Buffy. Take your time to be with her and hope your MS will be under controll soon.