The last couple of months have been odd. Not filled with the regular three times a day walks, no nose nuzzles from the beautiful boy, less contact with people and I have had the hardest time controlling the flow of tears, often overflowing at the strangest times and for the most weird reasons.
The last couple of months have also been filled with sweet words of sympathy from friends, family and virtual strangers. Messages of condolences in the form of cards, letters, text messages, phone calls as well as via social media. Messages from you who understand how huge this loss is, this loss that hit us so unexpected, so out of left field and so hard. As sudden death does!
He took up a lot of room this big beautiful guy! Our beloved Vi'Skaly's Ralph Lauren! Not only literally and physically, but in our hearts. There will never be another one like Ralle.
Truly, the outpouring of understanding and caring from you, our friends, you know who you are...... have been amazing and heartfelt. We thank you for the tender thoughts, the sweet sympathy! We feel warm and grateful! Thank You!
We and even some of our neighbors, not forgetting many of our family members and most assuredly Mister Kitty are looking forward to meeting our new little STAR!
When Brigitte and Denver of Oneida Acres told us they were adding a new puppy from Kennel Vi'Skaly's, suggesting we get one too, well the rest all fell into place! Brigitte arranged with a friend to travel to Scandinavia for a puppy pick up and as this is being written they are preparing for that long hard journey. I wish we could spare them that arduous trip..... always remembering that the word TRAVEL is derived from the word TRAVAIL meaning; difficult experience, painful effort, strenuous or toil. We know, we know!! Yet, once here, once in their "fur-ever" homes life will be good.
It is with breathless anticipation we await the arrival of our Garbo and her sister who will become a super star of Oneida Acres! Rumor has it that Garbo is a curious, devoted and a very brave little girl! We have a feeling she is going to be "hell on wheels" ! :-)