It was actually a great day.
I realize the photo above might discount my statement, but I assure you, much joy was had.
We got up at 5:20 am -- that alone starts the day off right. I had a full two hours to sit, read, scribble, meditate. Heaven. Daisy went off on her adventure-- but truth be told she wasn't too excited to go, so I'm not sure how that's all working out.
On the one hand, I can see the difference as she is much more playful and social with dogs now when we are out and about. On the other hand-- she loves getting in the car and going on trips-- but she is not keen to go on her outings, so.
What's a dog mama to do with a grief-stricken pup? Well, seeing as I am a blogging dog mama, naturally I put it out to the internets -- the all wise and knowing internets -- and got a pretty solid response:
1. get another puppy
2. get her on some holistic relief --- rescue remedy or something
3. give her time
Hmmm. So I ordered up a DAP collar. Reviews are good and it seems pretty mild. Plus, what she is exhibiting seems to fall into the anxiety/depression zone . .. so I am hoping this gives her some relief.
And, I have submitted some applications into local animal shelters. Getting a puppy is a pretty magical thing-- there's no way of knowing exactly what dog it's going to be until you meet that dog. And, there's no way of knowing how long it will take to have that right match.
Me, I am not in any hurry. Puppies are a lot of work and Daisy and I have a pretty sweet routine . . . but, I am also open to change and new things . . . so we will let the universe roll out its plan and we will respond accordingly.
For some reason, I am super tired in this moment. I was going to go to yoga tonight but blew it off.
The weather today was simply not to be believed.
Spectacular. I was practically barefoot -- sneakers (no socks, obvs), jeans and a t-shirt.
I think that about sums up my day: sunny, beautiful with a side of sad dog.
Life. It's always something, n'est-ce pas?