Monday, April 20, 2020

So April Will Never Be My Favorite Month of the Year



So tomorrow marks the year anniversary of losing Booker T.  In ways it seems much longer and in ways it seems like yesterday.  It was such a sudden, devastating loss and I'm being honest when I say that we are still not over it.  Yes, we've had the blessings known as Cassius and Apollo to help ease the pain and they have definitely helped.  But I'm sad because Cass had to lose two brothers during his lifetime and I'm sad that Apollo will never get to know him.

This year has been compounded by the fact that on Sunday, Cass hurt his leg.  He and Apollo were playing out back and first and foremost, Cass is doing fine and is on anti-inflammatory pills.  His limp is better today and he no longer holds his paw up.  However, the irony was that on Sunday I was sitting outside the same ER Vet that I had Booker T to exactly a year previously, two days before he passed.  Life can be cruel huh?

Also, as many of you know, I'm a MASSIVE Prince fan.  And tomorrow marks the 4th year anniversary of his passing.  For any other fans, there is a 2 hour special tomorrow on TV which was recorded around the time of the Grammy's.  So to commemorate both losses, I'm sharing one of my favorite Prince songs.  It will forever remind me of him as well as more importantly, my darling Booker T.  



Stay safe everyone and I hope you are all doing well.

With Love - Barb, Mr. Barb , Cassius and Apollo

WE MISS YOU BOOKER T!

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  1. Hugs, Barb. I can't believe a year has passed already. It feels like just yesterday :(

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    1. I know. I really wish he was still with us. Maybe he could teach this pup a few things :)

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  2. Hugs to you during this tough time of the year! I'm glad to hear Cass is okay, but that ER visit must have been hard. Dogs are such blessings and it's just tragic that their lifespans are so short compared to ours. It's taught me to treasure every moment with my pups, who are getting up there in age, and I know I will have to start preparing myself for the day, but right now just focusing on making the good memories!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I know. I wish they were able to live as long as we did. Yep, just treasure every moment you can and don't really focus on preparing because trust me, it won't make a difference anyway. Thanks for the kind words.

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  3. Awww this is a tough month for youπŸ˜₯ But I love that you took the time to reflect, even if it makes you sad. Hang in there, Barb❤

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    1. It always helps to share my reflections with all of you. You all made Booker T a star!

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  4. Life can be cruel. Hope Cass continues to mend and feel better.

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    1. Cass is better already. Thanks for the well wishes.

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  5. Anniversaries are always so hard. I hope Cass is feeling better soon.

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  6. How horrible to have to be getting medical help for Cass at the same place and time. It must have been truly terrible for you and so emotional. I'm so glad that Cass is doing better though.

    I can't believe it's a year, the poor boy. Through your blog I felt as if I knew Booker T and I cried for all of you when I heard the news that he had gone. Just looking at his photo gets me all emotional so this must be agony for you. I'll be thinking of you and Mr Barb. Hugs to your furry dudes. x

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    1. I know how much you care about the boys and your love and support of them has always been a blessing. Thanks for the hugs!

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  7. This sounds like a tough time for you - it takes a long time to get over these things, I took it very hard when my fox terrier passes away and what made it worse was that Dude (Lakeland terrier) also took it very badly.
    Big hugs for you.
    Lynn :D

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    1. Isn't it horrible to see them mourn as much as we do. I know it was hard on Cass and Booker T was actually the second "brother" he lost.

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  8. Oh Barb (hugs) !! I am glad Cass is on the mend — and a big hug for him too. I’m sorry this month is so tough πŸ’— I can’t imagine how it’s been a year already.

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    1. Thanks so much. Yep, and now this horrible April on top of everything.

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  9. Many hugs, Barb. I can't believe it's been a year already. I hope Cass is doing better.

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    1. He is and thanks so much for visiting and your support.

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  10. OMG! It so doesn't seem to be that long, I can't believe it's been a year! *HUGS*

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  11. Big squishy (((((((HUGS))))))) for you, my friend. πŸΎπŸ’•πŸΎπŸ’•

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  12. Booker T was a gorgeous boy! I understand exactly what you mean when you say you're still not over it. I miss my kitty that got killed by a car last December and I still get upset over my other kitty we lost to cancer a couple of Decembers before that! They're family. Four legs or two, it doesn't matter.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your kitties and yes, you are so right. They are family no matter what. Thanks for stopping by and your kind words.

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