I don’t know if it was from all the adventure yesterday or if it’s the full moon that’s on its way but today was rough.
Before I go into detail, I want to address a majority of the comments from yesterday: YES! I was EXHAUSTED and still am very tired.
This was me all night last night:
Back to today.
Mom told me we were going to see Dad at the flea market. Another adventure!
She got everything packed (water….lots of water), training clicker, and treats. A quick call to Dad to let him know we were on our way and into the car we went.
I don’t know if I was worried that the puppies being here yesterday meant that Mom was taking me somewhere to abandon me but the car ride to the flea market was my worst car ride as far as my behavior. My anxiety was through the roof and by the time Mom thought maybe it wasn’t a good idea to go, we were already more than halfway there. She decided to push on.
Once we got to the flea market, everything was great in my world. Mom on the other hand was VERY stressed. About 5 minutes later, she relaxed a bit and we walked the market with Dad. More people than ever commented on how cute I was and how amazing my spots were. Mom was super impressed with how well I was listening to her this time. I even listened to her when 2 dogs were goading me on.
One of the best things that happened (for Mom) while we were there was when a woman stopped to play with me. She talked to me the same way Mom does and she was so nice. Mom and her talked for 5 or so minutes and as we were walking away, the woman wished Mom a happy Mother’s Day. Mom was shocked and thanked her, telling her that was so thoughtful.
We stayed for about an hour before Mom and I said goodbye to Dad. Back into the car we went.
I thought we were headed home. Mom thought we were headed home. At the last second, we took a detour. We stopped at a property owned by Mom’s friend’s dad. On his property he has a grouping of oak trees that serve as a memorial for people/pets who have passed on. If visitors want to, they can bring a wind chime to add to the tree. The result? About 100 wind chimes that sing beautiful songs as you sit and reflect.
We only stayed a short while because it was very hot and Mom was worried about me being outside for too long.
When we got home, I did zoomies through the house. This is my new routine when I come home from an adventure.
5 minutes later, I was out!
Mom wasn’t feeling that great so she laid down on the couch. Sometime after I had fallen asleep, I heard Mom giggle (she was watching TV). Then, out of nowhere, it felt like I was getting rained on. What the heck? I woke up to find Mom crying hysterically. I had literally just heard her laugh. What happened?
She was inconsolable. Heavy sobs like she had when Mya and Khia first left. It was her first time crying in over a week.
She cried until Dad got home. Then she slept. When she woke up, the sadness was still looming.
This grief stuff is the pits.
There are no adventures planned for me for tomorrow. I have to say, I’m happy to hear that. Things have been non-stop this weekend and I just need a break. Hopefully, I’ll just get lots of cuddles.
Wishing everyone a relaxing, peaceful Sunday.