I just realized that just because it has been posted all over my dog blogs (don't throw things at me for having dog blogs!) I really didn't put it here to explain my abscense.
First most of you do know about the nasty leg infection that had me down and out for a couple weeks. Then my dog got sick, really sick. I have a pug who has hemophilia, her clotting factors dropped dangerously and I almost lost her. The treatment price ($500) was something I didn't have since all my savings were wiped out last summer paying for the part of Forever Child's surgery that our insurance didn't cover and she was going to need a total of 5 treatments altogether. Even though the vet discounted the four treatments after the first it was still out of my range. Because a couple tries on the first treatment didn't work right and she had to have an extra two it is going to cost me even more. So my choice was to bring her home and say goodbye. I spent the first two days crying on the sofa. Then I mentioned it to a pug group I belong to on FB. They ask me to put up something called a ChipIn, I had never heard of it and certainly didn't know who to use it but I researched it, figured it out and put it up on my pug's blog. In less than 24 hours these wonderful people had enough money in there to pay for that initial treatment and the extra amount it cost when she had to have more than expected. I brought my dog back home yesterday but have rarely been on the computer since the leg and my dogs illness until yesterday or to send quick thank you's. I just didn't want you all to think I had suddenly stopped loving and reading your blogs.