Tuesday, January 2, 2007

It's a new year...

It's hard to believe we recently celebrated a new year. It's no longer the year of my child's birth, which is strange to me for some-odd reason. The turn of the new year brings on new challenges ahead for us as we begin to pack again, search for a home and move. Then comes the unpacking, the settling, and the organizing a new home brings. But, I don't really want to think about that now...

We had a great Christmas with friends and were able to share some really good memories with both sets of grandparents, with my sister and brother-in-law, and extended family and friends. I will share more about those in a later post, though.

Our new year started sadly as our dog ran away while we were down at my folks house in Elberton. She was let out accidentally yesterday morning and she went on a mad dash to freedom (or so she thinks!). Though she does usually come back home or at least is in the near vicinity, we just couldn't find her. Patrick and our family searched for about 4 or so hours before we just had to leave because of our responsibilities here. So, we made the tough decision to leave Elberton with the promise of my parents to keep looking. Patrick and I have been very melancholy and sad and miss her tremendously. Yes, she got on my nerves and yes, she was very pilferous and annoying at times, but she was still our pet which we love and are responsible for. Anyway, there are flyers out and the animal shelter, police department, and neighbors know that she's missing. I hope she wanders up to someone's house who will care for her! I just wanted to share.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Oh, Melanie, I'm sorry to hear about Cayman. I hope your parents find her safe and sound!!

Beth said...

So sorry about Cayman. Beagles have great noses, though, so maybe she'll sniff her way back. I hope you get her back. I know you miss her.

Kristin said...

Mel, so sorry to hear about Cayman. That must have been so hard to leave without her. I know your mom and dad will continue looking. Big hugs to you!

Courtney said...

Mel, I'm so sorry about Cayman. I know if that were Mila I'd be a big, ugly mess. I do hope she returns. Love ya and Happy New Year :)

Alister and Teresa said...

We are praying - hard - trust me...

Lots of love to you all

Melanie said...

Teresa - I know you are praying. And I know how you must feel, too. We know and understand everything is part of God's plan...even this! He knows the sparrows, right? Thanks for the comment.

Josh and Dana said...

Melanie, I am SO sorry. I could really relate to your previous posts because Max really gets on my nerves too (and he's been running away a lot lately) but he's been part of our household for 3 years. We've cared for him and invested a lot of time, money and spot shot in him. I TOTALLY nderstand you feeling down about this. Cayman seems really smart and I'm sure she's fine....enjoying her adventure in the city. God gives these little animals an extremely strong survival instinct. I'll definitely pray for her safe return.

Shawnda said...

OH, Melanie!! I'm so sorry about Cayman!!!!! I know ya'll miss her!!! I hope your parents or....somebody in the area...finds her soon!!!!

Jen Unsell said...

I am so sorry Melanie and hope your parents find her soon.

Nicole said...

Oh Melanie! I'm sosorry to hear this! I hope someone finds her!!