“To think I might not see those eyes make it so hard not to cry. And as we say our long goodbye I nearly do. …“
Shall we finally say our last “goodbye”, Mummy? Sarah, let’s make a move. Because Mummy might just change her mindWoof!
May’s comment: And off she went, tail wagging and happy – to a place she loves and knows well.Her best mate and crazy-in-love Hector at the House of Mutt had passed away a few months ago. (I will turn away in misery) We were wondering if she would notice or go looking for him.
As in all dogs arriving at HoM, they are introduced one-by-one to the other house guests. Darcy is always po-faced in these situations until Hector comes out and she goes into a frenzy. She rolls on her back and kisses him with great excitement. She loved Hector. But there was no Hector this time. And she did not break rank during the whole process. She also did not go looking for Hector.
Maybe dogs are stimulated by sight. Maybe they react when they are jolted back into memory of the person/dog. Maybe that’s them living in the moment. The don’t mope, they don’t live in regret, they don’t stew over things.
Anyway, as she always does, she stays pretty much to herself the first day. She would alway sit on her favourite spot on one of the sofas – and presides over all the other dogs there. And she goes to sleep.But the next morning when they go out for their morning walk is when she will become competitive in the running and will begin to interact with the other dogs.
Maybe it takes that long for her to leave the memory of us behind and she goes on with her living.