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Friday, November 16, 2007

Three months today


It's been three months since Watson's passing. I look forward and see the holiday season.... and imagine Watson standing in the kitchen waiting for a taste of whatever is cooking. He was so patient when he wanted something. He would sit and watch me intently, waiting for any kind of signal that I was going to give him a bite of food or the lick from a spoon headed for the kitchen sink. Eating was his absolute favorite activity.

I look back and it seems like yesterday that we were bringing him to the vet's office for the last time. He rode in the car so well. He would just settle down in the back of our SUV, lying on top of the folded-down back seats. It seems like the memories from his last day are right over my shoulder. If I turn around fast enough, I can catch a glimpse out of the corner of my eye.

Now when I hear paws on the tile floor, it's Waldo.... who brings me much joy and entertainment, but has yet to fill that space in my heart that was occupied by Watson's companionship.

For all who have experienced the loss of a good friend (canine or otherwise), I wish you peace and comfort as we begin the holiday season.

5 comments:

Lesley Rigby said...

Linda,

It's a very sad day for you today and we all know what it is like to experience those days when you just hit rock bottom because it brings back painful memories. Once today has passed lets hope tomorrow the sun will shine and you climb a few steps once more towards feeling happy again! Thank you for your kind wishes for the holiday season. I have told Graham to make sure the Christmas tree is put up as always because Prince would be very angry if it wasn't. The same to you - make sure the decorations come out and the tree goes up. Our litle treasures won't be far away!

Linda Seid Frembes said...

Lesley,
How do you always know what to say? That must be the mum in you. Thank you.

Lesley Rigby said...

I forgot to say I hope that noggin of yours is better! xxxxxxxxx

Fiona said...

She does, doesn't she? Quite amazing......(Lesley)But you do know that even though he is not there pyhsically, spiritually he always will be and Waldo will make sure that he always reminds you :o) Have a lovely break....I'm sure that Waldo will be waiting to lick the spoon too :o)

Graham, Prince & Tilly said...

I feel for you so much Linda - it's just so hard. I wish I could offer an enlightened suggestion that might help, but I'm still trying to find it myself. All I can say is that you're not on your own, I know how empty you can feel, and how hopeless things can seem. On a positive note, I also know that our capacity to love is unlimited - and there's plenty left for Waldo, and Tilly in my case...