Life is Good

We know it has been a while since a post has been made, but a few big things have happened since then. We have moved to the lake and we love it!!! Our mom is still going to nursing school and hasn’t had a chance to update all of our great followers, so we hacked her computer so you won’t forget about us…. we will also see to it that she gets another post up soon! In the mean time, here are some photos of us at our new home….. We hope you enjoy them!

 

Our view from the house.

Our view from the house.

Our patio, many summer dinners and laughs were had here!

Our patio, many summer dinners and laughs were had here!

Lucky checked out the lake and is not too sure about it.

Lucky checked out the lake and is not too sure about it.

Mya checked out the lake and as you can see, she loves it!

Mya checked out the lake and as you can see, she loves it!

Sporting our new life- jackets.

Sporting our new life- jackets.

Sporting our life-jackets.

Sporting our life-jackets.

Love Always,

Lucky and Mya

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Hanging In There…..

Lucky and I relaxing in the grass.

Although our family misses Zeus terribly, we are hanging in there….. Our house seems empty and quiet, but we are trying to keep busy and continue on like we know we have to. Lucky has also been missing Zeus a lot too. He looks for Zeus every time he goes outside and doesn’t want to go out without him. He also is not wanting to eat without Zeus eating too. He has been laying in Zeus’ bed all curled up and looking sad too. It will take time for him to get through this loss just like it will us. We have been doing things for Lucky to try to make this easier for him and in the process help ourselves too. I took Lucky to Pet Smart last Sunday to pick out a new toy and boy was he excited! he got some treats and we saw Laura there, she used to do Zeus’ nails and she knows Lucky too. Laura Showered Lucky with attention and love and he gave it right back to her. While we were at Pet Smart, I also fitted Lucky for a seat belt and tested it out on the way home. It worked great and he didn’t mind it at all. If you have a dog, I reccomend getting a seatbelt for them to keep them and yourself safe while driving!

Later that evening, Lucky was nice enough to accompany me through the drive through at KFC to pick up my dinner even though I wouldn’t let him have any. The next morning, Craig and I took Lucky to Chaps Feed to get cat food and Lucky got to pick out a new bone. Of course everyone there had to give him treats. I think he ate about five of them.

Monday, Craig and I went to Meijer to get groceries and we saw a nice bed on sale for $23.99 that was perfect for Lucky. We decided to pick it up for our little guy and see what he thought about it when we got home. At night, Lucky used to sleep with Zeus in Zeus’ bed in the living room. The first few nights I slept on the couch to be close to Lucky and to Zeus’ memory. I didn’t want Lucky to feel all alone sleeping by himself in the livingroom without Zeus, so we put his new bed in our bedroom next to my side of the bed. We weren’t sure he would sleep there, but were surprised because he slept in it all night! I would allow him to sleep in bed with us, but our bed is really high from the floor and Lucky likes to chase our kitties. I am afraid he will take a flying leap off the bed running after one of the cats onto the hard wood floors and hurting himself. I never could get Zeus on the bed because of how high it is, he would never do it. Lucky doesn’t mind being up there, I just worry about him jumping off. Anyone have any ideas on this? I would love to hear them and maybe come up with a solution so he can snuggle with me at night. Until then he is happy and cozy in his new bed next to me at night.

Lucky and I have also resumed our daily walks, he seems happy about this and I think getting him out of the house and into the fresh air is doing us both a lot of good. For the last 4-6 weeks, we haven’t been able to walk much because Zeus wasn’t up to it. I couldn’t take Lucky and not Zeus. I think getting back into the walking habit is good for both of us and I swear every once in a while I feel like Zeus is right there walking with us…..

Our Family…..

Here are our family photos that a good friend of ours took for us. It was really hard to choose my favorites. She took about 500 pictures, so trying to choose about 50 to post was not easy. We hope you like them as much as we do! Sorry it has taken me so long to post these, I have been so busy with vet appointments, work, school, and homework. I feel like I have been neglecting my blog, but no matter how hard I work to get things done for a little extra free time, something seems to always come up and I just don’t have the time to make a post.

Our handsome boy Zeus…. He is the love of my life!

Zeus looking cute.

When ever I talk to Zeus he tilts his head like he is really trying to figure out what I am saying…. He has done this since he was a puppy, it is so cute and something I love about him.

I have tried saying off the wall stuff to see if he was tilting his head like this because of key words that he knows, but realized that he tilts his head no matter what I say. I have even spelled mississippi to him and he looks at me like this, tilting his head like I am saying something super important and he is really trying to figure it out.

I love talking to Zeus because he listens to what I have to say and looks so cute while he is doing it.

Did you say treat?

What are you talking about mom? It must be something good that I would love if you are telling me about it!

Six years old and Zeus still has a puppy face….

I love this photo of Zeus. He is such a beautiful dog!

Zeus is a such a lucky boy…… So many people love and adore him!

Our little Lucky Monkey….. He is a mixed breed and we don’t know what he is mixed with, but we think he is a beautiful dog. I love his brindle coat and his happy go lucky spirit!

This is one of my favorite photos of Lucky and I love that you can read his name tag too. Our friend Gina did a wonderful job taking photos of him, he is full of energy and it is not easy to get him to sit still.

Lucky wearing his quarter bark jersey…. Super cute!

Me walking my boy….

Zeus is really good when I take him for walks.

Because of Zeus’ auto immune disease, he can only handle short walks and some days he is limping too much to walk at all. I hope once we get him on the proper medication and treatments, he will be able to enjoy more walks and longer ones too.

My husband Craig and his boy Zeus.

Me and my wonderful boy Zeus!

My boy Zeus and I…. I wouldn’t trade him for the world!

All of the medical issues he has, and he is still a happy boy…. He is full of love for everyone!

All of the time and money we have spent due to his medical issues, every minute and penny have been worth it every bit….. We would do it all over again for him if we had to!

We are so greatful to all the amazing people who have helped us and are continuing to help us raise funds to help our wonderful boy….. Without the help we have been so blessed with, I don’t know if Zeus would have been here to have these photos taken….. Thank you for your help!

Zeus loves getting his picture taken…. Any time the camera comes out, I swear he puts a huge smile on his face!

Such a happy boy!

Beware!!!! The most dangerous part of Zeus’ body is his tounge….. He loves to give big, strong kisses….. You may actually drown in slobber!

I love Zeus’ kisses so much! On kiss makes everything worth it!

My husband Craig, Zeus, and I…

I love snuggling with Zeus and hugging him because there is so much of him to hug!

Craig and I showering Zeus with attention….. Zeus loves it when we do that!

Taking Lucky for a walk…. His favorite thing in the whole world!

Lucky is really good on his walks and he could walk forever! I swear this boy never gets tired!

I wish I could walk both of our boys together, but they are crazy when they are together on a walk…. I can’t handle both of them at the same time, so I walk them individually.

Walking my boys takes a good hour and a half….. One hour to walk to walk Lucky and half an hour to walk Zeus….

Happy, happy boy!

I love going for walks with Lucky and seeing him so happy! That makes me happy too!

Me and my Lucky Monkey!

Getting Lucky to sit still for these photos was not easy… He loves to snuggle, but not until he is super tired…..

Such a happy boy and full of energy!

Lucky is so funny and brings so much joy to our family! I couldn’t imagine life without them….. How boring that would be!

Lucky and I relaxing in the grass.

Our photos turned out great! I love them and am planning to get some framed to hang in the house.

Craig with his little man….

Happy boys!

Smile pretty!

Lucky looks sooooo happy in this photo!

I love this close up photo of Craig and Lucky!

We have the best dogs!

Craig, Lucky, and I…

Our family….

Me with my three favorite boys!

Lucky loves Zeus so much, it is super cute. He loves snuggling and playing with Zeus. He also loves to follow him around and copy him.

Missi, Craig, Zeus, and Lucky…. The Crowley Family!

I couldn’t ask for a better famiy!

Hoping we can enjoy many more laughs and wonderful times together!

We hope you enjoyed these photos as much as we have, Thank you to all of you who are helping us save our boy Zeus! He wouldn’t be in these photos if it were not for all of you amazing, loving, caring people!

Love, Our Family