It’s been a rough weekend for sure. I didn’t get much of anything done, including the work I had planned to do on this blog to get it running smoothly again.
I’ll be doing some light posting through out the week, depending on what kind of mood I’m in. Somehow I haven’t had much of a sense of humor these past couple days.
Light posting today for sure, though – I’ve got a bunch of shit around here that didn’t get done and I need to catch up on, plus a trip to Portland a little later this morning.
Hopefully this coming weekend I can do the things I need to do to this blog to get it back up to full speed, but until then I need to do at least a few posts every day to keep you interested.
I’m overwhelmed by the support y’all gave me – there’s almost 600 comments on the post I did about Charlie dying, and yes, I read every one of them. What a fantastic tribute to a great dog. Thank you for that.
I took Charlie down to be cremated Saturday morning with Woody. I called him shortly after Charlie died to ask if he could come over Saturday morning to give me a hand loading and unloading Charlie, and he was there bright and early without complaint even though it turned out that I didn’t really need his physical help.
I’m picking up Charlie’s ashes late this afternoon.
There’s a huge void in the house. I keep finding myself reaching down to give Charlie an ear-scratching as I’m reading. That’s understandable – I’ve been doing it for 10 years and I’m not going to break that habit overnight. The first few times brought tears to my eyes, but now it kinda warms my heart when I catch myself doing it.
Legal Lucy is a little depressed, but she’s getting tons of extra love and attention. She knows Charlie’s gone but I don’t think she realizes why. A real heartbreaker was Friday night – I had dragged Charlie’s body out onto the porch and she had to go outside to pee before I had a chance to wrap him up in a sheet to cover him. She saw him laying there and went over to him and started nudging him trying to get him back into the house.
Even that asshole dog Jack is more subdued than normal, but I honestly think it’s because without Charlie here, Jack doesn’t have to compete for attention but he’s too fucking stupid to realize why.
Anyways, once again I thank you for your patience. Ill get my shit together soon enough and things will be back to normal around here.