You know that feeling you get when you send your kid off to school and they don’t want to hug or kiss you goodbye? And it kind of just pulls at your heart strings a little bit?
Yeah, me either, because we don’t have kids. BUT! I can imagine that it’s not a great feeling, and that when it happens, all you want to do is wallow is self pity, drink a bottle or two of wine, and cry for hours because your baby isn’t so much a baby anymore..right? I mean, that’s what I would do.
The reason I’m bringing this up, is because I feel like I’m experiencing something similar to this tonight, with my dog. Yes, my dog.
For those of you that know her, you probably know that she’s basically attached to me 24/7. She is literally my shadow, and I almost always freak out if she is not in the same room as me (mostly because I do NOT trust her, and Lord knows what she does when I’m not around to watch her every move.) Welllll….the past few days, little miss Piper has taken to doing her own thang, and doesn’t really want to be around me. Rude.
While I’m working in my office, she typically lays right under my desk, and only moves when something makes a loud sound, or the doorbell rings, or she sees a fly and just HAS to get it. But, today..today should be marked down as monumental, because she didn’t come in my office once, and I was home almost all day. NOT ONCE! :o(
I found her sleeping on the bed in the spare room (aka where all my clothes go once they are clean because I HATE hanging them up) and she wanted nothing to do with getting up, or coming to hang out with me. THEN! The time comes to go to bed, and literally its her favorite part of the day, and what does she do? I walk into our room, and she goes across the hall into what is apparently now HER ROOM. Wait, whattttt? This is not happening.
So, here I sit, all by my lonesome, while my husband watches tv downstairs, and my dog puts herself to sleep on her own, in her own bed. She’s probably covered herself up too, which just makes this even more heartbreaking.
Seems like just yesterday I was driving her home from Ohio, ears flopping in the wind….
They grow up so fast, don’t they?