..that this will be the only summer I don’t have canine companionship. I have already been to Ohio for one wedding, two funerals, (two of my uncles died this winter, and so we did a spreading of their ashes at the cemetery where my grandparents are) and a kick ass family reunion. That is nothing I could have or would have wanted to do with Gerry feeling the way he did. I have another vacation planned for July, and so again, I never wanted to leave him, even when he was fully healthy. Even if it was my awesome neighbors, or the kennel with AC and private runs for him,that I found, I never felt ‘whole’, until I got home and got to see him. It was a relief, not to have to worry about him being lonely or not understanding where we were. Yes, I am that insane on the inside. I hope everyone is out there having fun in the sun, although I don’t wish the crazy heat wave we just went through, on any of you!
After finding the red leash, I began to wonder what other mementos I have left over. I’ve already written how I couldn’t take his collar off him, as it didn’t look like him without it.
I have a bandana, his two bowls, his little toy box, and all his different beds. The beds are out of sight as are his bowls, but I have baby sat a few times for my neighbor, and I don’t mind using them. I have some of his antlers he didn’t love, and his fur still under my couch and his bedroom bed!
I really like the idea about doing do something more clever with his old red leash like mix photos with it (which I have Plenty of!). I also have other items in ‘his’ trunk by the front door that had all 4 season’s worth of supplies in there, not to mention his “Going to Grandma’s bag”.