Well here we go again,
One of my girls have left, too soon are our furry friends with us. What was once 4 is now 3, the herd slowly dwindles.
This happened a few months ago and yet, the bed seems bigger without her there, more empty. Where did my backing buddy go, my winter heating pad. She made it a few months past her 11th birthday. In the end although a little slower, she was still excited to see me home, to make those walks, to fly into the car and be the expert traveler that her show career had gotten her to be.
She was another retiree from my friend Kathy whose dogs seem to find there way to the Dodson Chessie retirement home to live out their lives in style and comfort. I have joked with Kathy that if I get one more of her older dogs, that I am going to have a sign outside of the house "SandyOak Retirement Home for Wayward Chessies". If nothing else but for a nice conversation piece. My luck the county inspectors would be knocking on my door for permits.
Well, things around the house have slowly gotten back to what some would call steady (never use the words normal - whose to say what normal is). Leveling out maybe?
Books and Classical music:
What have I been missing? I have put away around 6 books in the past few weeks, opting for more print time over screen time, a break from having to stare at them for the bulk of my working day. Some nice selections from Apple Music for Classical Music for Reading have been a nice break as well. Not being distracted by words in the background has helped in calming down and enjoying the moment with the pages in my hands.
Reading list so far (recents)
Dog Medicine (eye opener for my situation)
Chosen by a Horse (current read)
Next up - Norse Mythology