Saturday, February 26, 2011

New beginnings

For the past six months we have been worrying about mammograms, biopsies, two surgeries, pathologist's reports, and radiation. The story isn't over yet...for the next couple of weeks I'll be dealing with side effects of radiation...and for the next 5 years I'll be taking a drug called arimidex.

But...it's time for new beginnings and to start living and enjoying what life has to offer. Please meet the new addition to our family: Riley...a 4 month old Wheaten Terrier. She bravely faced a more than 2 hour drive through gale force winds and blinding rain last night to arrive at an unknown home and face her adopted sister Mulligan (who was NOT impressed to see the new arrival).Today she is spunky and doing well at the housebreaking routine. And Mulligan (being the kind, gentle old soul she is) has accepted the new addition with grace. After all, who could resist this face?

10 comments:

Heather T. said...

Oh Sara, I'm SO excited for you and for her!!! She's beautiful. I want to hug her. Her nose is shaped like a heart...ready for love, I think she is ♥

Anonymous said...

We look very forward to seeing you all tomorrow!
Love, Us xo

Loth said...

And we didn't even know you were expecting! A face to love indeed, heart-shaped nose and all.

Janet said...

Sara: Riley is just lovely - looks to be full of fun. Just what you need and what a way to greet the spring. Stay safe and warm inside by the fire for a few more days and I think we have it licked!!! Winter had to have one last kick at the can!
Hugs

Spreading the Love! said...

Oh, Riley is beautiful!!!. Those dogs have a great reputation.. congratulations on the new member of your family! ...

Patchmaker said...

Awwww - what a cutie! Welcome, Riley!

Grant said...

Reaches out and gives Riley a virtual pat. You have no idea how happy this story makes me.

TeresaA said...

awww Riley is just adorable!!! I am so happy that you got a puppy.I bet that you will have a ton of fun with her.

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Riley is lovely! Good luck to you with the next leg of your journey.

Christine said...

Ohhhhhhhh, she is adorable!! I love her face. What a beauty!
Congratulations.