Ella was diagnosed with Syringomyelia and taught me more in her short life about how to live life to the fullest, love with all your heart, and learn from each other.

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The moment I first held Ella, my world changed. She has touched so many people giving love as a therapy dog but now it is time to give back. No matter how hard she tries to give, her eyes show sadness and pain.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friends going through what takes me back a year ago

I have had two friends recently learn their cavaliers have SM. As heartbreaking it is, I have seen the outpouring of support and comfort they have received from their friends on facebook. I have met people after Ella's surgery and diagnosis but anytime I post something about her, all these friends come together to show their concern and it makes things so much better. Whether they have cavaliers with sm/cm or perfectly healthy, they are friends for good times and bad.

This past year has been filled with ups and downs but I have developed friendships with people all over the world and that is truly amazing.  Virtual friends are awesome but I have developed friendships from Facebook with people close by. I know I need to sometimes get out of my "cavalierish" world but Ella became my number one.  I feel like these friendships have made me forget what it was like the first time I started this blog and knew no one.  It was because of this, that I got introduced to other forums and feel like I know all these people because of one person reaching out to me. 

I was reading my post where I was so excited that from a forum, I had someone say I could call her because she lived in NC.  I was going to a friends to celebrate Ella's birthday and it was like I won the lottery.  I have talked about SM so many times that I forgot that moment.  The moment that I felt my prayers were answered and I could talk to someone who knows more and is going through what I was.

So when these friends on Facebook came to me scared and nervous and not knowing what to do, I should have remembered how it was for me.  It was the most lonely, scary, emotional time in my life and I did not think I would make it.  Ella is my everything and without her well... I don't want to think of it.

So I wanted to tell everyone that I am thinking of you all and we do keep you in our prayers.  Sometimes I just have to stop and remember the day when someone reached me. It was like light came to me in a shadow of darkness.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Spring is Coming and So Much Fun things to Do!

Every April, I do something special like a birthday party for Ella, well because it's her birthday.  I really had no idea that Ella would even make it to her 5th birthday and it gives me great pleasure to be wrong.  So this year, I want to have a party for all of our Cavalier friends, well all dog paws welcome. Let all the worries and just have a blast with all the people I have met the past year.

I need your help!!

How fun is a Cavalier get together with no pawty animals? 

I mean can you say NO to these eyes?

So I need some Cavalier Pawty Coordinators.

Ella's friend Audra at the Dog Bar has agreed to open up one Saturday for a couple of hours of Pre Pawty
Just for US!!!!

But I don't want to let Ella down and have not many people come to the Celebration so I need your help.

  • We have to get her Facebook Buddies included. Sasha has agreed to model for a dog show. So any tips on that because models are needed and plus Ella is new at all the lingo. Just found out what BOL was!
  • We need to set a date! I thought April 30th but the Dog Bar is having an after the Bark in the Park Party. Let's set a date so we can get our wag on

Please comment, email, whatever if you would like to help. Free place just need people and ideas!