Monday, December 10, 2012

Thoughts on Life, Love and Happiness.

I have been absent....
Sorry about that.  

My absence is self inflicted.  

I have just been a bit down about Smudge and 
have also had some issues with others when it concerns Smudge. 

I don't want to have a big soap box sort of rant on here.
Every time I started writing what I wanted to say, I would end up sounding angry and
bitter.  I hate that. 
I don't want to bring anyone down.

I have struggled with writing this.

I like keeping my feelings about certain things to myself. 
This is not easy for me.

I have had people in my life tell me that because Smudge is different, they don't like 
being around her.
I have heard comments about how it is ridiculous to spend so much money on a 
damaged dog.   She is "just a dog".  

I have heard folks tell me that Smudge is strange and her behaviors are the way 
they are, because we have spoiled her so much.  
I will admit to her being spoiled.  

This is a good one.....Why won't she just settle down and act like a normal dog?
Umm...hello..she is NOT a normal dog.
(at this point I just want to ask.....Why are you asking me such stupid questions?)
I am sorry she does not fit into your perfect normal world.  Where everything is 
roses and sunshine...oh...and rainbows..

Sorry that is a little bitter and sarcastic.  Ha ha ha..

Mostly (other than here) people think that Smudge is not worthy of life because she has
a problem.  
I do appreciate the fact that everyone in the blog world has been very supportive of 
Smudge and I love that.  Thank you to all of you!!!

I have spent a small fortune on this dog and I also have spent many hours in vet offices
because of this dog.  I LOVE HER.  I will do what I can to help her.  
I would hope that if I ever had a disease or disability that someone would also take 
care of me in this way.  

I do not understand people that can just take an animal (or a person) and get rid of them 
just because they are different.
What really blows me away is the fact that people would actually tell me that.  That I should 
get "rid" of Smudge and start over.   

To those people I say....screw you. 

I really do not care what you think nor do I want to hear your thoughts.

I could care less if someone thinks that I am spending too much time or 
money on one of my animals.   I work hard for my money and...I can do what I want with it.
I think those folks have too much time on their hands to think such stupid thoughts. 
Leave me alone and find someone else to harass.

Find a cause that you can dedicate some quality time to.
Get a hobby.
Leave me alone.

Look at Smudge...does she look as if she is suffering? 

Why is her life worth less because she has an issue? 

I am thankful to have her in my life and will be devastated when she is no longer here.
Maybe I have her for a reason.

You would think that people in your life that are close to you, would understand how 
you feel about things...I find that rarely to be true.
People are way to self absorbed to get it.
Much why I prefer to hang out with animals.

Spending time with animals is much better.

More fun and free.

I tend to make very bad decisions in my life at times.
(don't we all?)

Keeping Smudge is not one of those decisions.
Hanging out with assholes is.

So....there you go.
I am now back to loving life and looking forward to some creative ventures.
What happens, happens....

I don't believe in keeping an animal for selfish reasons. 
I also don't believe in getting "rid" of one for selfish reasons.  

Smudge....I love you and you are safe.

The end....

Ho ho ho.
I do want to say again....Thank you to all of you here that have been very supportive of Smudge.
I don't know what I would do without your wonderful comments and positiveness.
It really means so much.  

Zippy in lights.

What happens when he runs away with the lights.  


  1. I'm sorry you have people who don't understand and are insensitive. I love your animals (especially Smudge) and totally understand their importance in your life.


  2. Send ALL those people over to our blog so mom could tell them that she spent over $21000 on my Lily. Two surgeries and allergies and is still spending.
    Anyway vent, we are hear to listen. Love your pictures!!! We think we are going to be moving in. Got room? BOL
    Benny & Lily

  3. Jill - I am SO proud of you for saying this.
    People can be so fucking stupid, can't they?! GRRRRRRR!!!!!!

    Sending HUGS! many hugs!

  4. Jill....great post! I'm with you 100%. The people who write those ridiculous comments must never have thought about anyone but themselves.
    And those people should NEVER have animals! They have not experienced the unconditional love and loyalty you get from Smudge and Zippy. Besides, it's none of their beeswax as to how much you would spend to give your puppers a good life. I have opted for surgeries and treatments for several of my animals and did not think twice. Block them from commenting...I hope they have already gotten the message. Sounds like Benny and Lily want to come for a visit!

  5. Pee S we love you too Smudge
    Benny & Lily

  6. Bravo! It's YOUR dog and YOUR money and what you do with both is YOUR business. I had a dachsie with a heart condition who could be a real huge PITA... but she was MY dog. Stick to your guns and the others can just stuff it.

  7. OH HELL NO!! DO NOT question little Smudgy-butt! Sounds like you are just hanging with the wrong people! I spent $1500 on Calhoun's eye surgery when I didn't have it to spend but you do what you have to. He's nicer to me than most people in my life! The guy I'm dating said and I quote that I would have to "thin the herd" before we could have kids... We are still together but I'm pretty sure he won't EVER say that again. And he's a lot friendlier to my dogs now... LOL My parents won't even come to my house b/c of the dogs. I love my parents but that's their choice to make...

    Love you Smudge, you little spoiled goofy brat!! Your mom pays a lot of money for your entertaining antics!

    Mamma Heartbeat

  8. Keep that 'screw you' attitude. Some people are just strange. Can't believe they would actually say that to you about Smudge. As long as Smudge is enjoying life.....and giving you so much laughter, that's what counts.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. I love Smudge and Zippy and all of your animals. But mainly, I love you for taking such good care of them. Our pets are part of our lives. We make a promise to them of love and care when we bring them into our lives. That promise isn't base on ease or convenience. And if Smudge eats the plunger or chews on the chair, those are things. She, and Zippy and the rest of the family, loves you and makes you smile and they know you're there for them. They add to your life. Anyone who doesn't understand only detracts from it. Those are not friends.


  10. Some hoomans need to get a life!
    We adore you Smudge and seeing brilliant photos of you, which they all are, makes us smile and makes us love you more and more!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  11. How did I miss this one? I'm sorry you've been dealing with fools. People should mind their own business. People look at me questionably when they see the huge hole Latte chewed in my leather couch and she can be pretty annoying to company but I'm lucky that they are intelligent enough to keep their thoughts to themselves.

    Happy holidays to you, Smudge, Zippy, and the rest of your household!

  12. I've been absent for a while, too. My life is filled with many animals others consider abnormal, and I feel the exact same way about it as you. We've spent untold amounts on their special needs--even on chickens. We consider all our animals beloved family members. I feel sorry for people who cannot love to this depth. Wishing you and all your animals--especially Smudge--a wonderful 2013!