Hi, I'm Rudy. I'm a cute Toy Poodle who writes children's books. I live in Minnesota with Daddy, Mommy and my little brother Boomer! My big brothers Dito, Kirby and Dexter live in Heaven. I have learned so much from all my brothers, Mommy and Daddy too. Mommy and Daddy do programs for children and adults. They talk about me, blindness, transplants, living donors and many other things. I'm writing my little blog to share news and events that happen to my family and me. Hope you enjoy.
Recently I wrote about making lemon Meringue Pie out of
life’s lemons. Well, I’ve got another
old saying for you. The past is the
past, the future isn’t guaranteed so live for today because it is a gift. That is why they call it “the present.”
During this truly magnificent season, that is exactly what
we have been doing. Filling our days
with activities, both inside and out has been a real gift. Ringo is mastering the art of fetch with his
ball. He has watched me enough now to
know… you have to bring the ball back to Daddy!
What a fun game! We have
celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, fun time with friends and a couple of play
dates with Jennifer.
Mommy and Daddy took a nice relaxing trip up “North” (I
don’t know where that is), to ride the 100 year old carousel, saw a great
concert, celebrated Hmong New Year as VIP guests, taken many walks, and done some household
projects including landscaping. I think
it looks great, too! We have made some
wonderful memories we will always cherish.
This all leads to the title of this blog. Life isn’t fair. I learned this a few years ago. I saw my brother, Rudy, living with kidney
disease and then going to Heaven when he was way too young. Around that same time, Mommy had some tough
surgeries for something called cancer. I
heard that she has had other big surgeries called transplants before I was
born. It sounds like a lot and well, not
fair. When is enough, enough?
Little brother, Ringo, joined our family in July,
2014. Since then, he has seen Mommy
break her foot, be hospitalized for an obstruction, learned that her pancreas
transplant no longer works and get Shingles.
He also witnessed Daddy rupturing his bicep and having surgery. That seems like a lot and is a bit
overwhelming for a little guy. Recently,
Mommy got some more tough news. She
needs surgery on October 25th and … it’s hard to say, kidney
function took a hit. Ringo doesn’t
understand why. Frankly, I don’t know
what to tell him. Life isn’t fair and
sometimes you just have to play the cards you are dealt. (No more clichés, I promise!)
Even though we have had some tough news, we will keep
enjoying this fabulous season and make incredible memories. We will thoroughly enjoy the time we have and
pray things remain stable. We will love,
laugh, dance and play. We won’t waste a
moment because each day is a gift.
I will try to keep you posted, but Ringo and I will be
Mommy’s nurse pups – for a while. Mommy
also helps me write. Until next
time…. Love, Boomer the Mellow Yellow Lab