Goodbyes are Sad

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Mikey and Sophie, January 2010.

Yesterday we had to say our goodbyes to our Mikey.  We had over 13 years with this amazing dog – from the day we adopted him from the people who rescued him and his littermates from a culvert in Brooklyn.  He was a wonderful companion, hiker, giver of wisdom and dog-ways to Bailee and Sophie.  He was blind for more than the last 4 years and he was a trooper – he got along just fine, knew where everything was and only got a little out of sorts when we had visitors.  Up until this month, he  still chased his tail (he knew he had one, and he knew where it was!)  Just the last few weeks he really started showing signs of quick decline.  We’ll miss him tremendously – nothing can take the place of a Great dog.

Since we really weren’t in a socializing state of mind we pretty much have stuck close to home.  We’ve done a few home projects….

What was once a green patio table – thanks to Bob is now a nice, new brown. 

I ran to the store and bought four more chairs and we decided to paint this set brown to match.  Because the other set Bob made…..

Is working out well!  There is a new table that you can just picture in front of that amazing double Adriondack chair.  Comfy.    I even sat yesterday and did a little knitting on this…..

That is the very beginning of the Austin Hoodie, with Tosh Merino Light in Denim.  It is wonderful to work with and I’m really looking forward to adding this Hoodie to my wardrobe.

We also managed to give Sophie a Hair cut today – she doesn’t look too shabby and I think as long as we keep her in a puppy cut, it will be easy to maintain it.  We’ll hang on the patio tonight, BBQ some ribs and tomorrow is a Parade.  And there is still one more day left for the Sale over in my shop.

Thank you for all the kind, comforting get well wishes last week – I’m feeling much better and on the mend.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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17 responses »

  1. I am so sorry for your loss-it truly is losing a member of your family. I hope your good memories bring you some small comfort.

  2. Losing a pet is like losing a family member (albeit one who sheds a little bit more than the average human family member… hopefully…). While I’m sorry for your loss I’m also happy that you gave this good boy such a great life, and will continue to do so with Sophie. Hugs all around…!

  3. I commented on Facebook, but want to mention here how sorry I am you lost your Mikey. Our fur-babies touch our lives for far too short a time!
    (((((hugs)))))

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