Friday, November 28, 2014

DEATH OF MY DOG

Snowball came into my life when I was about 7 years old. He's a big, white, Great-Pyrenees, and one of the sweetest dogs I've ever had. Not to say I love him more than my other pets, or that my other dogs aren't sweet, no, it's just Snowball was one of those dogs who almost always had a smile planted on his face, even when he was in pain, and the type of dog who wouldn't hurt a flea. He would lay down outside and let the birds jump on him and pluck his fur to make a nest with. That was the first time I had ever seen a white nest of fur! And when one of our dogs would try and pick a fight and bite him, he never fought back. Snowball would just sit there. And no matter how much pain he was in, he would fix it wit a smile. He was kind-hearted, gentle, and popular amongst my friends - they couldn't get enough of him. I wish he didn't have to go, but all lives must come to an end...


My Thanksgiving began in many laughs and smiles, but ended in many tears. Today I had to part with my Snowball. We had 13 years of memories, love, and fun. He had to be put to sleep tonight, which is something I've always feared. I never wanted my pet's death to result in that. I've always prayed they would just pass on their own. But for months now he could barely walk, as he has arthritis in his hips and legs, and he's lost about 30 pounds just within the past year. And over the past couple of days blood has been coming out his mouth from an unknown source. We couldn't tell where the blood came from - whenever he would bleed, his whole mouth would be bloody and blood would be all over the floor and on him. Snowball would look like he had just been shot in multiple places. On Thanksgiving, it was just too much blood and we had to take him to the vet, and the decision between my step-mom and father had been made. Today was one of the hardest days of my entire life. My step-mom, dad, and sister Brianna, and myself was in the room with Snowball when the vet laid him to rest (my brother Alphonse couldn't make it and my sister Kuyuki thought it would be too hard to witness). Seeing the life come out of Snowball's eyes while he's laying on me, and the doctor saying he has passed, was just heartbreaking. It was such a quick process. One second he was here and the next, gone from this world and into the next.


I love you SO much Snowball, and I always will. Words can't even describe the love I have for my pets. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful God put Snowball in my life, and that I got to be a part of his... ♥


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

ORANGE EMPIRE RAILWAY MUSEUM

Being a fan of trains, I really wanted to visit the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris. I was a bit disappointed driving all the way there to find not many trains (the whole reason I wanted to go), but what was perfect for my anxiety was literally no one was there except for me, my mom, and the employees. Turns out, the best time to go is a weekend, where there are people to take you on a tour and all their trains and whatnot are accessible. So I guess I need to go back again on a Saturday or something.

For the holidays though, they're having train rides around town, where they have Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the elves riding aboard the train, and everybody sings Christmas songs and drinks hot chocolate. For some reason it reminded me of the Polar Express. I would probably go if it was free, but I don't know if I want to pay $15 for that. Maybe one day...

While I was at the museum, I did take a few pictures around I thought I'd share. I though it was neat to see the benches where people would wait for their train back in the day. In 1912, it was only $3.50 for an 150 mile round trip, traveling to Los Angeles, San Bernadino, and Redlands. I also saw a car in the parking lot I wanted - and old, white 1960 Ford Falcon with a big white steering wheel and pastel blue seats.















Thank you so much for reading this post! I hope you have a fabulous day!

Love,
Mickey

P.S. If you haven't seen Big Hero 6 yet, GO!!! I've seen it in theaters three times in the past two weeks. I think it is the cutest movie ever.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A DAY AROUND HEMET

One thing I've always loved is spur of the moment trips. Last week, my father was in Tennessee, and since there was an extra car in our driveway *hint hint*, my sister and I decided to drive around town. No, nothing spectacular. It's not like we were able to drive to Disneyland, LA, or go on some exciting adventure, but it was still fun nonetheless.


First stop was HobbyLobby (a craft and furnishing store for those who don't know). Since it just opened near us, I have only been there one other time, and I love it! I fell in love with all their Christmas and Thanksgiving decorations. At the entrance, they have a Christmas tree decorated with pumpkins and leaves and it's probably one of the cutest ideas ever. I'm going to start using my Christmas tree for Thanksgiving and Christmas now, that way my tree is already up and all I have to do is switch the decorations. Wonder why I never seen or thought of this before? I also really like their vintage theatre décor, which they had a whole section of. When I get my own house, I would so make one room into a mini theatre just to hang these up.


Across the street from HobbyLobby is a park called Gibbel Park. Not much over there, but we stopped anyway to see the American flags put up for Veteran's day.


Then it was time to hit downtown. I have live in Hemet for about 13 years, and only once have I ever taken a look inside Downtown Hemet's shops (you can tell I get out a lot). The main shop I wanted to look inside went out of business, which was the Strawberry Bike shop where they sold vintage bikes, but luckily the antique shop was open. It was full of antique furniture, figurines, collectibles, creepy dolls, books, and more. I wish I brought money to buy a book, but then I guess that just gives me a reason to go back. All the other shops were closed for the evening...so then it was time to pay Starbucks a visit for a nice seasonal drink. Even though the weather here is getting cooler, we both opted for frappuccino's. For some reason, I've always enjoyed a cold drink on a cold day...talk about being backwards. My sister got the caramel frappuccino for our other sister Brianna and the mocha peppermint frappuccino with soy and no whipped cream for her. I don't even like mocha but I tried some of my sister's mocha peppermint frappuccino and it was amazing!! Maybe the two were the perfect combo.



































 
 
Thank you so much for listening to (more like reading) me babble about my day. I hope you all have an amazing day and talk on here again soon!

Love,
Mickey