Just one more minute …

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.

But that doesn’t make it easy for me. Why am I not going with you? “You’re going to be a brave girl, Darcy. I will be back in no time.”

I will try …And I am going to miss you so much.George, well, he’s clueless sometimes. He just wants to have fun and when he saw Dawid, he went into his happy dance.

I knew Mummy wouldn’t be here when we come home, I still wish you would take me with you.Is this it?

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!


  1. Rita Betteridge and Gracie

    Tough call but they’ll survive being apart and hopefully you’ll come back with lots of tales to tell them and no doubt treats as well. Have a good trip. Xx

  2. Cheryl

    Safe travels!

  3. Kathy Shoulders

    It is so hard to leave them I know but it seems they are in good hands. They will be fine May. Have a great trip!

  4. Julie mcevilly

    Have a lovely trip May. I’m sure Darcy and George will be fine and before they know it you will be home! It will be lovely to catch up with little tyke and mini tyke. Who aren’t so little and mini as they used to be. They must be so excited to be introducing you to their puppies. Take care xx

  5. Margaret Danks

    Oh her little face! ❤️

  6. Angie Salmon

    OMG … You know how to pull on the heart strings! You really have managed to make me shed tears. Have a good hol, I know Darcy and George will be fine but you described exactly how I feel on the few occasions we have to leave Fred (our 18 month Cockapoo)!

  7. Elizabeth Burman

    Safe travel May. Always difficult to leave our pooches, but the homecoming will be joyous.🐾🐶

  8. Laura

    I always thought that having more than one dog would make it much easier to leave because they would have each other. But it’s double the heartbreak. Maybe this will be a good bonding time for George and Darcy!

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