Thank you for all the kisses for Charley, knowing you are all out there and knowing you care enough to do that means so much to us both.
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In my little 'Pug jug' on the kitchen windowsill are a few of the flowers I won in the draw at the Maenan Garden Club Winter meal on Monday night, the rest of them are with Charley in her final resting place, which is just to the right of the wooden trim you see in the photo. The two larger clumps of Snowdrops on top of her were transplanted there by Lovely Hubby when he discovered them blooming unappreciated next to his wood store.
I can see where she lays, and the snowdrops that are blooming next to the stone we laid there to keep her safe, every time I am near the kitchen window. Archie the cat is buried to the left of the birdbath, the rest of the bed contains rhubarb and strawberry plants, and now Charley is buried just outside it. They never met in life because Archie died the day Mavis came to join our family, and months before Charley did, but knowing they were both so loved by us and are now together brings us some comfort.
The house is quiet and the dogs are subdued at the moment, they keep close to us when they can and snooze the days away in their beds when we are busy. We have had to buy new mattress pads for the beds as Rosy would not sleep in them without Charley.
You don't realise the life and vitality a puppy brings to a house until it is gone. But there was some excitement for them on Wednesday when our son Jason came to visit and stayed over for a night, they love him to bits and he loves them right back. A cold and windy dog walk on Llandudno promenade brought them round for a while, but now he has gone home and it's as though their batteries have run out.
Suky's face for once sums up how we all feel. There's no hiding sadness in a Pug's face, they can look sad when they are happy, but when they are sad the light in their eyes goes out.
I will be back blogging on Monday, hopefully by then I will be able to get my mojo back .... at the moment I think it is lying on the hillside just outside the kitchen window.