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.

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. maabbott3 says:

    I’m glad tomorrow is going to be a calm quiet day for you all, we all need them from time to time. Hugs and cuddles.

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  2. Dat grief stuff sucks. Sendin your momma big hugs.

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  3. El Rolyat says:

    Those wind chimes – what a beautiful idea.
    Your Mom’s friend’s Dad sounds like a kind and thoughtful man.
    I’m sorry Mom is so sad. I hope tomorrow is better.

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  4. colinandray says:

    Hi Noodle buddy. Just be patient. You have a really special Mom and the wind chimes in the trees no doubt made her reflect on times past. Perhaps she should put a wind chime there also (assuming she didn’t when you were there) as some people need a physical marker in order to complete their grieving ‘cos it gives them a place where they can feel close to the people and dogs who have gone. It doesn’t work for cats! Take it easy for a while buddy. She’ll be back to her normal self again very soon. Woof! Ray.

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  5. Gosh Noodle……sounds like you have a fun adventure yesterday all the way until you visited the wind-chime tree (which is a most special and fabulous idea)…….then maybe after visiting that special place your Mom had to think about all the loss you have had in your pup family and that made her eyes get wet. Humans do that…..we grieve in our hearts though and I know you are. My Mom says sometimes those “sad moments” creep up on you out of NOWHERE and WHAMMO – tears come. Anyway, hope today is a happier day for everyone!!

    Love, Sammy

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  6. Cupcake says:

    You’ve all earned a resting day. Crying happens. As long as there’s happiness in between, you’re doing OK.

    Love and licks,

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  7. that’s a wonderful idea to add wind chimes to remember those we will miss efurry day, I cried as I saw this tree, but I love this idea… Please give your mom a giant hug from me….

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  8. raisingdaisy says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that mom had a rough time after you got home. I wish I had been there to give her puppy kisses and Havachon hugs. But I’m glad that you both had a nice day before that. The wind chime trees are such a lovely idea, I’d love to see a video of that to hear all those chimes singing love remembrances for dear fur friends. What a sweet tribute.

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  9. Noodle dear, you really do have stick legs when you sleep. I ❤ your ❤ blanket. Your Mom laughing then crying was sorta like you being excited to go in the car then having terrible anxiety for a while. You're both going to be ok. It's going to take time and there will be these moments. Luvs and nudges. Your girl.

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  10. Frankie and Ernie says:

    That was a much better outing fur you Noodle… Love the windy chime tree.

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  11. The ups and downs of grief strike at the most inconceivable times and take some time to process. Know that we are holding you and your mom dear in our hearts. ❤

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  12. Jan K says:

    There are so many ups and downs with grieving. We’re glad you’ve had some ups with some fun adventures, and hope your Mom gets through this down and feels better soon.

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  13. corkscot says:

    We love the wind chimes idea. How it was a stress less day. Sophie made sure that I only flipped out 5 times today.

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    • It was definitely relaxing. I’m still recovering from all of my adventures so I basically slept all day. Mom and a friend hung out around the house so it was a good day for her too. Tell Sophie I said to knock it off!


  14. maggie0019 says:

    Oh, Noodle. You’ve got to give Mom more lovins than ever before because your human is hurting so very much. You are such a little cutie, I know you can do it. But Mom is going to need lots and lots of time and lovins and attention from you. So you be there for her, OK? And I’ll be there over here with a big slurp! whenever she needs it. My paws are crossed for you and Mom and Dad. Love, Maggie PS my Mom loved the wind chimes but they made her cry, too! Woof!

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  15. Oh, man, do I understand what your mom is going through!! When those tears come, there’s no fighting them. Just give her lots of kisses, cuddles, and time. Keep being her adventure buddy. She’ll be okay. It’s just going to take time. Take care of yourself and your mom, buddy! Sending love to you all!

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  16. wow that tree with the wind chimes had me crying, what a neat memorial idea. I can tell your mom it doesn’t get better it just gets different. Hang in there.

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  17. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle thiss cryin will happen fur a while…just bee there fur Lady Samantha an snuggle close. LadyMum still criess over Aunty Nylablue an mee patss her teerss with mee pawss. Of course shee cries more an babbullss an mee has much more to pat dry!
    With time thee hert will ease off sum an yur Mumma will smile more an cry less….
    Now to thee windchime place: MEE-YOW WOW!!!!
    Thiss place soundss pawsum! LadyMum started to cry as shee read ’bout it…so mee had sum paw pattin to do!
    Sorry you had a rocky start butt glad you had a good time at thee flee markit!!
    Pleeze *kiss* Lady Samantha fur mee ok??
    **nose kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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    • It’s weird, she didn’t cry for over a week and now she’s back to crying everyday. It’s like her tears had to replenish.
      Yes, the wind chime place is super cool. I wish everyone could come with me to see it. No tears ladymum! Only happies 🙂

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  18. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle same here with LadyMum. Shee has been all rite fur weekss an then thiss weekend shee bursted innto teerss an held aunty Nylabelue’ss ashbox fur thee longest time….Shee told mee shee luvss mee berry much an it iss not mee fault that shee iss cryin…
    Thee teerss will come an go; wee just have to stay close to our Mumma’ss an comfert them durin their ‘sadss’.
    Mee wood luv to vizit thee windchime place…as long as mee iss alive 😉

    Mee not want to see LadyMum sad anymore…
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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    • Mom’s done that with Mya’s ash box too *sigh* Poor LadyMum and Mom. They should have a pity party together. I don’t know what that is but I heard it on TV. Count me in if there’s popcorn!


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