Monday, November 23, 2009


Thank you so much for your sweet comments about Fletch's passing.

The kids are doing better. Rob and the kids made a cross to put up in the yard to remember him by.

I am adjusting slowly.

After thirteen years of letting the dog out one last time before going to bed or leaving the house, I'm having to make new routines.

The kids had a picnic on the floor of the sun room over the weekend. They'd never been able to do that because the dog would steal their food.

We can all run through the house now (well, I don't condone this, but at least Fletch won't start barking and join in the chase).

I still expect to see him lying on the floor as we watch TV in the evening; I swear I hear him making his "old dog" noises while I sleep. As I said, I'm adjusting slowly.


Amy said...

We lost Jackson just over a year ago and with a toddler in the house we decided to be dog-free for a while. I still sometimes start downstairs after tucking everyone in - to take him for a last walk. As sad as it was to lose him, there are times when I don't miss having a dog around - for now.

It does get easier.

stitching under oaks said...

Oh Meg, I'm so sorry about your dog...that is such a hard thing. I'm sure it will take time to adjust to his absence. I wish I could send you a hug across the internet. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

larissa said...

I'm so sorry about your dog - they become such a big part of our lives. Glad to see you're taking your time to adjust. Thank you for stopping by my space. Your blog is so inspiring - love all your quilting and knitting projects and your adorable kiddos. and those stuffed hearts - what a great idea. Have a wonderful thanksgiving weekend!

Journeying Five said...

so sorry to hear about your dog, that would be very difficult to have to deal with...hope your family can adjust together through this time.