Jim's son and family (including two grandsons) will spend Easter week with us. They currently live in North Carolina. My daughter and family (including Emmy Lulu and lil' Liam) will spend the first week of June here. Needless to say, we are both tickled pink. So is the local motel as they'll have a booming business during the kids' stay. Our tiny little abode, all 720 square feet of it, was made for two. Oh, and there is room for a corgi or two.
Speaking of corgis; we've nearly made it through week one without Jake. Addie is adjusting and she and I take a walk around the block each day. I count out five little biskeys to give to her daily. Her food intake is being cut back. She will be going in for a through health check-up next week. Jim says we can't lose another one...at least yet. So, we are actively taking preventive measures.
Jake's grave is encircled with field stones and has a bronze corgi garden statue. We added a solar light which glows during the night. It's lit when I take Addie out for her last potty of the night...and it grabs me by the throat when I see it. It says to me..."I'm here mama...all is well". I say hello each day, and tell him I love and miss him. Our hearts are broken, but we'll survive.
Darn little dogs...they just don't live long enough, do they? But...they give us all they have while here. Bless 'em.