Thursday, March 24, 2011
Oh what would I do without the love of my wonderful dog? He has endured a bath, blow drying and brushing today. All so he could be taken to a local groomer's office to have his picture taken professionally. I have never had one taken of him before today but for some reason I decided that we would finally do this after having him for eleven years. I couldn't help but think how I should be taking our Leia for pictures rather than the dog. He really has been good and I know he liked all the extra attention. He has always been there for me during up and down times in my life. He takes it all in stride while I give my "motherly" duties to him. I know he loves the attention but damn it I should be showering all my love on a little girl who is not here with us. Life is not fair and bad things happen is what I keep thinking over and over again in my mind. The dog and I also take our daily walks and for some reason today I was thinking about late November/December of last year and how we would walk mid-afternoon's before it got dark and I was eight to nine months along. Walking was a task for me at that point and it was also bitterly cold for the time of year and where we lived. But one day we saw some deer, it was a family of four and I remember saying to Leia and talking to my belly. I said "Oh baby girl, I wish you could see the deer that we just saw." I was rubbing my belly and feeling her move and kick around inside of me. The deer all of a sudden ran off into the wooded area of the road we were on. It was such a sweet moment and for some reason I was thinking of it today as we took our mid-afternoon daily walk just before his bath. I know everyone that has dogs or furry animals in your life will understand this post. We love them just like kids and they also help us get through tough times.