The Good, Bad and Uglies

The good:  Yesterday I woke up to sunshine and a light dusting of snow making everything appear more lovely than it was the day before. It was a rather cheerful sight, I thought. I decided it was going to be a good day. I was going to accomplish things and be creative. Yay!

Beau in Hawaii on beachThe bad: Then I went into Hubby’s office, where I was informed he was taking our eldest dog (Beau) back to the vet to re-discuss continuing bowel problems and weight loss. Beau didn’t come home with him, but instead went into immediate surgery. (Pic is of Beau in his prime during our tenure in Hawaii. He’s a terrific dog. A real sweetheart.)

The good: Hubby brought home the mail. In it was a box. Knowing it was filled with Seasons and Seashells books, which contains my short story Do Over, I tore into it. For the first time in my life, I held a print book with my name on the outside! Words cannot describe the feelings.

The uglies: Within minutes of Hubby’s return, we got a call from the vet. Softball-sized mass pushing on bowel. Possible cancer. Remove and treat or euthanize? Beau will be twelve in March, but neither of us is ready to let him go. We won’t let him suffer for our sake, but decide on the first option and will revisit the decision after treatment and recovery time.

So that’s it: The Good, Bad and Uglies of yesterday. I have to hope for the best with Beau and can’t help feeling that the good outweighed the bad. Perhaps the vision of that light cover of pristine snow put me in a positive frame of mind. Whatever the reason, I have my fingers crossed that the outcome will be good.

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About Carol Burnside

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of the Sweetwater Springs series of contemporary romance with serious sizzle and a variety of other works, some written as Annie Rayburn. Her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Carol / Annie blogs here and on www.PetitFoursAndHotTamales.com.
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8 Responses to The Good, Bad and Uglies

  1. Michele says:

    Congratulations on the book and best wishes for Beau.

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  2. pamelavmason says:

    Here’s hoping more quality time to love Beau.

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  3. I really hope your Beau will recover well. All the best to him!

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  4. Sandie Swisher says:

    A bright white sunny day and a load of awesome books does
    have to be a message from above !
    And you kept the positive flow going.
    Things will work out !

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