Wednesday, January 9, 2013


This is Stella's Mom and she is allowing me to post some thoughts today.  My kids bought me a kindle fire for Christmas, and I am learning  to use it. I have had it for almost two weeks and ALMOST have the wireless hooked up in the house so I can use the internet on it...but I can download books on it SOMETIMES.  I wanted to share a book with you that I read over the weekend.  It is called THE DOG WITH THE BROKEN EAR.  It only cost $2.99 as a ebook.  If anyone else wants to read it and if anyone on here can tell me if I can share it just let me know, cos I gladly will pass it on.  I have even started to reread it last night cos it touched my heart so much. Its funny and sad, and true. And it made me think.  The woman rescued a dying dog on the side of the road and in the beginning of the book envisioned how wonderful life would be for them. I can relate. It did have a wonderful ending.

This book made me start to think about Trudie and how "proud" of myself I was for rescuing her and saving her from that terrible life she had.  I thought I was saving the dog world through one little pug at a time.  I did not. My head must have swelled up so big for doing something grand that I didn't think things through and the consequences of doing something "good".  I know Turd had a good year with us, and it was the best year she had ever had, BUT I will always feel like I failed her.  I could have done better, and I will always always regret that.  I was dumb about the issues rescue dogs have, and how to deal with them.  If there is ever a next time, I will do better and be smarter.  For now, I am just trying to enjoy magpie in her puppy stage and try not to hurry her though it.  I can tell Stella is no longer the Stella Rose that lived at our house, with Turd and Sammer, and it makes me very sad. She is a different Stella and it is a new chapter of our lives.



  1. Hi Stella's mama!
    I rescued a pug named Megan. We adopted her and she only lived 6 months. The night she passed she was breathing hard, but it seemed to be her usual breathing. If I had known she was going into total heart failure, I would have helped her to the bridge. I regret that her life was not as great as it should have been, but I never will regret the 6 months I had with her...and she shared her life with 3 pugs (George, Gracie, & a baby Toby Moses)...and finally was allowed to be a mother to her babies (all of her litters were still born). It is rough thinking about how hard her life was and the shoulda, coulda, wouldas. But, she was a beloved girl and I wouldn't change anything except that maybe she would have been a loving companion instead of used by her stupid first owners as breeding stock.
    Much Love,
    Mama Mindy

  2. Sometimes the quality of life is as important if not more so than the quantity. I think you made good use of the time you had together

  3. I would never want to give up the time I had with Trudie either...and I don't regret bringing her into our lives, I just wish I could have done different.

  4. Enjoy your Kindle Fire... mom just has a plain kindle and she likes it fur travel and stuffs...

  5. It's ok to say that things are different and moving into a new chapter can be hard, but in time I think we grow to appreciate the change, always remembering what moved us there.

  6. Sounds like a good book. You know sometimes my MOM says about Pete (her heart dog) some of the same things you have said. She has even said to me, "I wish I would have....... with you. But you know what I tell her? If wishes were fishes I'd eat the whole lot. hehhhe just kidding. No I tell her not to wish for what is in the past. It is the present and future where our lives are. And I love you and I would not wish for anything to be different. Sending you BIG Goose hugs! :)

  7. We are sure that Trudie loved being in your lives and is eternally grateful for all the right things you did. I'm sure she wouldn't want anything different than what you gave her.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  8. Don't feel bad. Trud had the best time we are sure. One door closes and if you are blessed another one opens. Some people never move forward and that is sad in itself. Stella Rose will change as she has a baby to look after. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. Mom is having trouble helping us come up with right words to say but we are agreeing with what all have said today. Mom has a NOOk,she is going to look for that book. One that she would recommend is called A DOGS PURPOSE. She really enjoyed it. Sometimes it made her sad, sometimes mad, but in the end it was a wonderful story.
    hugs to you and MOM
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

    PEEs, you should be proud. You gave Trudie the most important thing - love.

  10. Stella Rose's Mom,
    Life's WAY too short to hold regrets. You know that Trudie was loved that last year of her life so dwell on that. You brought a broken dog into your life and taught her what love was. You didn't fail - it was her time.
    My Mommy #2 adds - I love ereaders. I have the Kindle app on my iPad. What kind of books do you like to read? Email me.
    Love Noodles
    Love Noodles

  11. I have the kindle app too, on both computer and Ipad, and I'm going to look for both books... about the rest.... think of the good things that happened while Turd and Sam were there. Maggie is a dear little pup, and will be all yours and Stella's in the years to come.