Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Puppy

We have a new Pomeranian puppy. She's 3 months old and her name is Lady. Some might think we didn't wait long enough to get a new dog. My husband is one of them. He said he hoped I waited longer to replace him! But I'm not replacing Teddi. That's impossible. Still, the new puppy has helped to fill the hole in my heart. She's so cute and has such a funny personality, it's hard to be sad when she's around. She very curious, of course, like all puppies, and seems fascinated with the dishwasher.


Wednesday, April 08, 2009


When told about my sweet Teddi's passing, a friend of mine wrote the following....

"April 6

. . .So out of the ground the Lord God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to the man to see what he would call them.”

-and they called her Teddi-

This morning, I received an e-mail from a dear friend, telling me that her dog had made her transition. Teddi was a seventeen-year-old Pomeranian who looked very much like my little Zen Master, Punkie. She was a joy to her family and will be missed by them all.
Our precious pets enrich our lives, give us total, unconditional love and have even been known to lower our blood pressure.
In my home, I have a statue of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of animals and all creation. Every animal has a purpose in the balance of our ecosystem, as well as being wonderful sources of enjoyment. Birds give us song, butterflies and lady bugs enrich the earth with color and squirrels can entertain us for hours.
Enjoy the creatures of the earth—love them.
Dance with the angels, dear Teddi, until we join you on the other side."

Thanks, Molly.

Monday, April 06, 2009

A sad day

Today the world is sad and gray, our cherished Teddi passed away.
Hard to believe something so small could leave such a big hole in my life. I got Teddi when she was just 5 weeks old, a little tiny fluff of fur, the only dog I ever had that was cute when she was a puppy and stayed cute her whole life. She was 17 1/2 when she passed away.

I knew I would miss her when she was gone. Her passing wasn't unexpected; she'd been sick for several months. I just didn't realize how much I would miss her, and how empty our house would feel without her.