The response to my last post was overwhelming. Thank you to all of you who took the time to make a comment, send an email and to share stories of the beloved dogs that have touched your lives. I appreciate the time that so many of you took to send your condolences. It touched me and gave me so much support.
I also want to publicly thank Felicia. She has been a rock of support for me since Max was diagnosed, especially the past couple of weeks. As Marlene Dietrich once said, “It’s the friends you can call up at 4am that matter.” Or, in my case, the friends you can email at all hours of the night. Thank you, Felicia.
My household is adjusting to life without Max. The main thing I notice is that my house seems so quiet. I always knew that Max was the noisiest dog in my household, but I never realized what a loudmouth he really was. There have been times in the past week where the silence has been deafening.
As I mentioned in my tribute to Max, he and Samantha were very close and I was concerned at how she would react when he was gone. For the first couple of days, Samantha paced. Relentlessly. I tried many things to calm her down and finally found something that worked:
I put Max’s collar on the dog bed so that she could smell him and she immediately went to sleep next it.
Samantha slept with the collar for a few days and she stopped pacing. She’s also hanging out with Kishka:
I started knitting again today and made some progress on the Emerald Socks:
This is the first time I’ve made socks with a pattern that extends onto the foot and it’s going very well.
Do you want a set of Denise Interchangeable Needles? The previously thanked Felicia is holding a contest and the grand prize is a set of Denise Needles. She’s also giving away yarn, dpn’s and a knitting book.
Thank you again to everyone who sent condolences about Max. My favorite part about blogging is all of the wonderful people I’ve ‘met’.
Here’s the last picture I took of Max: