I’m Back

I was thinking that I should just wait till Monday to resume blogging.  I am still tired down to my bones.  I have a million things to get done.  But, silence becomes a habit too easily for me, so I changed my mind. 

It has been a hard couple weeks and I still feel like I am wandering in a foreign place where I have never been before.   We all feel that way, and though it is much harder for my brother, personally, I would prefer to suffer myself than to see someone else do it.  He is handling things far better than I can imagine I would, and we are all hounding him on a daily basis to make sure he is getting along ok. 

A few months ago, Scott’s dog, Zoe died.  He’d had her for 12 years and she went through some big changes in his life with him.  Before Deb passed away, she and Scott did a lot of research and looked around to find another dog.  They settled on a pretty little girl from Georgia and the day before Deb’s service, my sister and I went with him to pick her up at the airport.pup2Her name is Ronnie and she is a Klein Poodle which is a European size, falling between a Standard and a Mini. She is so adorable I could eat her up.

There is something about caring for another creature, particularly a baby creature that not only absorbs our attention, but sheds light in our souls. And because they had chosen this baby together, she will have extra meaning for my brother and help to heal his a heart a bit. I am certain she was sent straight from heaven.
Blessings on your day, my friends.

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13 Responses to I’m Back

  1. Daryl says:

    Welcome back Dlyn, poodles are the most loving pups and I know you are right, Ronnie will help heal Scott.

  2. That is so sweet. Sending prayers to you all.

  3. Flea says:

    Thank you for sharing this. It’s so good to hear that there’s a healing balm for his soul in the midst of this heartache.

  4. CM says:

    It’s good to see you back. Thank you so much for having the courage to share with us today. It helps me too. I know you probably want to keep so much of those thoughts and feelings to yourself, as they are so personal, but thanks for sharing some more of what all of you have been experiencing. I’m sorry that my good intentions of talking on the phone haven’t happened, but hopefully soon …. after you get rested up.

  5. deb says:

    Picking up the pieces after a death is hard in ways I cannot even imagine. It’s true, caring for an animal can help with the loneliness and I’m glad he has Ronnie Baby.

    Glad you returned to blogging. How did your garden do in your absence?

  6. Ashleigh says:

    Glad you’re back.

    Pets do help the healing process along.

    Get some rest.

  7. Susan says:

    Dlyn, it’s nice to have you back. Blogging has its own special rhythm. I hope you’re able to find some comfort in the routine.

  8. Ruth Ann says:

    I am so glad to see you back. So sorry for the loss. It is so hard.
    Get some rest.

  9. Oliag says:

    I truly believe in the healing power of animals…given without question or expectations…it was good to read that your brother has this nearby…Get your rest…

  10. Debbie Jean says:

    Pets are such wonderful things. After my sister passed away last October, my sweet dogs gave me loads of love and still do. I don’t know what I would do without them. I pray Ronnie helps your brother. I can not imagine losing a spouse. I love poodles. They are such sweet and loving souls. Get some rest, glad that you are back safely and we will be waiting for your blogging return.

    God Bless~
    Debbie Jean

  11. SquirrelGurl says:

    Glad to see that you are back. Pets are wonderful healers, they are always there for us when we need them.

  12. JeanneP says:

    I’m glad that you are back and I hope you can find some peace and comfort. I think it’s good for your brother that he has little Ronnie to take care of….and she him. I absolutely believe that animals are such healing creatures. I believe they will help each other. You and your brother are in my prayers.

  13. Good to see you’re back Donalyn. I am convinced that the little poodle will certainly make your brother feel better as animals do have that effect. At least on me!

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