I really don’t like you leaving us.
Mummy’s leaving to visit with Little Tyke, Mini Tyke and their two doggies all the way in Ko Samui. It’s also Little Tyke’s eighth birthday – and that’s really the reason why she’s going.
May’s comment: Oh, the parting is always difficult.
The day before and the hours before departure from them is always the hardest. They always know something is happening when those bags come out, but they don’t know yet if they are going with me or not. So they follow my every move and they wonder. And I am probably over sensitive to their every look. I know I will miss them but it is also good for some time away.
The morning before when I woke up and found George right by my feet. I put my foot on his chest tongue him a tummy rub and both his paws wrapped around my foot and held onto them like that. I stopped and didn’t want to move. I didn’t want that moment to end. I watched his little body heaving as he drew breaths, and his little furry paws hugging my feet. I would have loved to have taken a better picture but moving would wake him up. We stayed as long as we could just like that … but alas, the morning rituals must be adhered to or the day will fly away – and we had things to do – the last day before we part.
George is a little guy with a BIG heart.
But Darcy, as aloof as she is at times, at the end of the day, she is mine and I am hers. She knew they were leaving and when she comes back I will be gone. She knew. And she didn’t want to leave with Dawid.
This time, we are trying a new arrangement. Too short a time to send them to House of Mutt, so have asked Joanna, our dog walker to stay with them.
In the past when I had friends staying with Darcy, she never settled. She was eager to get out and on the walks, she was pulling the whole way, looking for me in every store we went to in the neighbourhood. And when she couldn’t find me, she would be pulling all the way home in case I was there.
The last time I left George with a friend when I took Darcy on a trip, he was so, so mad that he went and pee’d on my side of the duvet. He wanted me to know that he was annoyed I left him.
This time they are both together. They are with their dog walker whom they see weekly and associate her with walkies. Let’s see what they have to say about this. They will have no access to my bedroom in case George has certain ideas on voicing his opinion.
Dawid came to pick them up an hour before I had to leave for the airport. I didn’t want to leave with all my bags when they’re at home. It’s better this way. They go out for Walkies and then come home when I have left.
But I am also excited to see the kiddies and puppies!