My quilting machine came. I should we running around, dancing and being all excited about it but…I just don’t have it in me yet. My mind is on soft and cuddly….
My daughter, Kalissa, put a photo collage together and we’ve been looking through pictures of Gracie.
I know it’s early in the process but the quiet will drive me crazy. I work from home and there is often no one to talk to or interact with all day. Gracie was that “someone” for me…and miss it. She would get me outside and moving. I need that.
I know it’s soon but we’ve already started talking about another dog…and honestly I think Gracie would want me have a new “someone”.
We are not afraid of rescue dogs but our daughter is really pushing for a puppy. She was really little when we our other dogs were puppies. She wants a puppy experience. Puppies bring so much energy, but I think I’m up for it. I learned a lot about training from Gracie. If I were to choose…I’d get a rescue dog again, but it’s a family decision and hubby is leaning towards a puppy too.
Kalissa spent part of today after school looking on line for a puppy….she can’t stand the quiet either. It so hard, if we get a puppy I’d like to get one soon so I have some outdoor training time before winter sets in. What’s a respectable amount of time to pass??
So slowly we are beginning the process of looking for a new dog….after looking for a few hours, Kalissa is certain that there is not one to be had, but I am confident there is one out there for us. It will never be my Gracie but it will find it’s own way into my heart. If anyone knows of a quality, reliable family who is raising beagles, don’t be afraid to drop us a note.
Thank you to all of you readers who have been so supported and kind in your comments. The family has been reading them and are just amazed at how wonderful all of you are. After reading the comments Kalissa said, “Mom, Gracie was your mascot. I never realized that.”
I’ll be a bit more cheery tomorrow and will show you the quilting machine.