It’s time for some foto fun, yes? These are fun enough just the way they are. No editing required.
They’re dedicated to Easy. Because he lived in France. And he told a good story. The story’s coming up, but for now, take a look at the pix.
As you know, the Dad Peep and I took a little break. It’s a tough time of year, as Stuart was diagnosed with hemangiosarcoma in November and this month, December, was the month we said goodbye to him. (It’s also the month in which the world lost Kyla. Tough times, friends. Tough times. And now Easy….crap.)
So, we crossed the pond and went to France and Spain. The French love their dogs. They take them everywhere. On this trip, we noticed lots of Frenchies and Boston Terriers. And wire haired Dachshunds.
We fell in love with Fontainebleau, which is only three train stops from Paris. What’s not to love about a charming town with poop bags everywhere? And parks and forests to romp in? How Stuart would have loved this place.
Speaking of Stuart, we met a Scottie in Paris named McDuff.
This little guy is only 9 months old and ADORABLE. His British peep has lived in Paris for 20 years. Lucky her. She’d lost her last Scottie less than a year ago and couldn’t stand it any longer. So, here’s McDuff. Precious.
He cheered us up in a major way, not the least reason because….wait for it.....here’s the story…..
I fractured my ankle on only the 4th day of our nearly 3-week-trip. At least the pre-adventure pedicure held up nicely.
Why did this happen? Really???? Me? Now? Why????
We’ll never know.But I took my foot everywhere!
Cafes in Paris…
Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain, where my toesies got cold. (The Dad Peep and I figured out that the stares we got from people must have been because my little sock made it look like I’d lost half of my foot.) Take a look at the size of that fish on the right. These things were huge. That’s what happens when humans throw bread in the water.
The birds didn’t quite understand the foot.
We wheelchaired along the Grand Via in Madrid, which wasn’t fun at times because of all the people.
We managed to make three flights with no trouble. Well, almost no trouble.
Speaking of flying with a cast, I even learned to inject myself with anticoagulants every night thanks to these handy, dandy pre-filled syringes.
This could only happen to me. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I firmly believe that. I have a new knowledge and appreciation of using crutches and wheelchairs and a renewed hope for humanity. People were very kind along our journey. Very kind. When people stared, I hoped it was because they were thankful to have two working feet. I’ll never take that for granted again.
So that’s my story. Not as good as one Easy would tell, but a story nonetheless.
Who knows? I may have new stories to tell in the New Year. So we can get this blog back to being what it’s supposed to be — all about SCOTTIES!!!!!
Here’s wishing you all a happy December. With the joys that come with friendship, travel, open minds and hearts, and anticipation of new days to come.
easy would be proud… that’s a story in his spirit… thanks for bringing a smile to me this way… it’s such a bad timing when this happens during a holiday… I remember that I got a cast one day before christmas as I was a kid. my christmas gift was a bike… great :o)
OH!!!! A bike??? Good Lord. Sending you hugs and thanks for your friendship. We’re with you in grief and sadness. Much love.
Dat stinks! A broken foot on vacayshun!! Glad ya had a gud time anyway! So did MacDuff give ya puppy fever? Cuz evfurrytime any of da peeps ’round here see puppies dey gits puppy fever… I recommend 2 puppies at once cuz den dey left me, da old dawg, alone and wear each udder out. Bol, bol!! luv, Finley
Good advice Finley! Puppy fever may a diagnosis sometime….one can only hope. Stay cute my friend!
My Sweet Mac was diagnosed with splenic hemangiosarcoma last November, too. I was blessed to have him until February 18. Even though Sweet Stuart’s was in his sweet little heart (maybe that should be sweet big heart 💙) I will always feel connected with him, and his Peeps. ❤️ I didn’t know Sweet Easy, but I’m very sorry for your loss and his Peeps’ loss! It is truly a pain like no other. 💔 And, my goodness! I’m so sorry about your ankle!! Hopefully it is healing well now and will be all the way better very soon! How fun to have seen a Parisian Scottie!! Sweet McDuff looks adorable!! 💙
Sweet Mac and Sweet Stuart. What memories we have! Aren’t we lucky for those? And aren’t we lucky to have had such love in our lives? Thank you, Leah, for your wise words and thoughts.
Well, one thing for certain…you have some cute toesies there girl. !! Glad you could still enjoy your trip.. welcome home ♥
Oh my! What an adventure for you and Mr Peep! It’s nice to know the kindness of strangers still exists. We wish you a speedy recovery! Also Mom says nice pedi – whatever that means.
Ps – Ruby hit “send” too soon. Our thoughts are with Easy’s family at this difficult time. We wish them peace.
We love your story! And what adventure, even though you had paw problems, We hope you heal fast. Mom says little Mac gives her Scottie fever but we think the three of us are more than enough!
Braeden, Seth and Riley
You left me thinking. I hope that you recover soon. I broke a toe before honeymooning in San Francisco. Those streets were not easy to navigate. Feel better soon and be careful.
I don’t know what it is about this time of year lately. Today we lost another giant-Sammy of onespoiledcat.wordpress.com. Both Easy and I loved his Tuesday Teasers.
It’s not done. We also lost another Blogville giant today. Sammy of onespoiledcat.wordpress.com went to the bridge this morning, less than a month away from birthday 17. Easy was a huge fan of Sammy’s Tuesday Teasers. Me too.
I admire your courage and style under fire. Proves my point that one should always keep one’s toes pretty! I wish you a full and speedy recovery. ❤
Reblogged on footfetish.wordpress.com.
Some people would have given up and returned home, but you soldiered on! Good for you!! I hope the coming new year brings you joy, in a very special form. I’m just saying…
Looks like you made the best of the trip after all!! Glad you had a good time. Loved the pictures especially of the really cute Scottie. Maybe you too will feel like adding a new Scottie to your family this year. I know it sure helped my heart when we added Skye. Take care!!
So nice to hear from you. I think a Scottie is in our future. Definitely. Here’s to Skye!