Monday, September 11, 2006


Maggie (my beloved cocker spaniel) is having a toe amputated today. She split a toenail running out in the yard back in July. We took her and had it looked at, treated with antibiotics, and it got better for a bit. But it's reinfected, and the vet says it won't heal. So, we loaded her up and took her today. I hope she's okay. I about fell out when he gave me an estimate of the costs, but what do you do? Hopefully she will do okay with her surgery, and her foot will heal.

Does anyone know how to get photos out of your camera phone onto the internet. I don't have a digital camera, but I do have a camera phone, and I was thinking there HAS to be a way to do that. And maybe I could post pics of Mags and maybe a new one of myself. This blog has to be boring without pics.

Was up late last night watching a program about 9/11. It brought back so many emotions. It had only been about a month since my mother had passed away. I remembered grieving with all those families, thinking I know how you are feeling. And yet, I couldn't quite. My mom died with cancer. I was there to hold her hand. I got to say goodbye. How much more heartbreaking could it have been for those families? I'm sure it's still not easy. Remember to pray for them today. All the footage and media coverage is bound to dredge up the wounds and anger. And Lord knows, the anger needs to die.

Hope everyone is having a great Monday.


cube said...

I'm not having a very good Monday myself. Just too much sadness and anger going through me about the events of the day.

Hope your Maggie has a speedy recovery.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

OUCH! Oh the things we do for our puppies!

I know what you mean about the anniversary of 9/11. It is so hard to lose a loved one...and to have a life abbreviated so abruptly--what a tragedy.

I took part in the 2996 Tribute today--I have posted a tribute to a NYPD Sergeant Michael Curtin. It was a very moving research process...learning about his life, his family, and his love for life.


C. H. Green said...

I read that great post. I wondered how you got all that information. Did they provide you with it, or did you have to research it? It was a very touching tribute.

Delia said...

I'm the same way; I don't have a digital camera but I do have a camera phone. Mine, I think you can buy some software and a cord with a USB port to attach to your computer and upload the pictures that way. I'm not real sure I'll have to check that out.

I agree with you. It's way past time for anger. Let it dissipate. The families need to be able to grieve for their loved ones without having to deal with the anger.

MugwumpMom said...

I also agree with you...I also wonder if it's not deliberate by the media to keep the emotions raw and seeping..over the course of the day yesterday, I must have seen the 2nd plane fly into the tower 10 times...why are they repeating it over and over? It's not like anyone is going to forget! The visual stimuli is doing more harm than good and it would be better, in my opinion, if they stopped the replays.

C. H. Green said...

I agree. It's one thing to honor the dead and everything, but there has to be some political motivation behind showing the actual attacks. Maybe to garner support for the cause in Iraq? I recently saw a news broadcast that said that Saddam and Bin laden were not in cahoots together, that in fact, Saddam had turned Bin laden down. But of course, you never know what to believe.

Kathleen Marie said...

So sorry about your puppy and I blogged about 9-11 as well. I didn't watch anything on TV about it though. I thought it would be very upsetting.

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I know what you mean. My closest friend, my sister, doesn't get it and thinks I've lost my mind! She just needs to do it and she'll get hooked, too!

Poor Maggie!

I looked below at your book list and found that we have so many of the same tastes. I haven't read Victoria Holt for years - I need to go back and do those again. Good stuff! I'm really into mysterida - read about 12 different authors. Fluff stuff, but fun.