I shall be off to Cornwall in a couple of weeks with friends for our traditional camp near Falmouth. We shall have a great time. Lots of Pasties to eat and beer to be drunk. Rum cocktails in the evening and fun. They have introduced me to a card game called Fluxx. Lots of fun to be had there. There will be ukulele playing and singing too. A chance for us to try and forget the crap of the real world for a short time and feel free for a while. On return will be the start of a hunt for a new friend in dog form. We miss Tipsy so much and realise there is a big dog shaped hole in our lives. Hope this weather holds.....
Daisy, you say "We miss Tipsy so much and realize there is a big dog shaped hole in our lives." I know my mind has been elsewhere with my own recent loss but I do not recall seeing anything about loosing your companion. I do hope you find another loving companion soon. I do know that I would be totally lost without my buddy Nikki to help pass the otherwise lonely days, she now rarely goes more than a few feet from me and has abandoned her bed in favor of sharing mine much of the time.
My first dog "Fluffy" was given to me by a local cop who 'rescued him' after he jumped out of a passing car in about 1980 and was not claimed and was the first of a continuous parade of companions of whom Nikki is the fifth.
Enjoy you camping trip, I just wish you were a little closer and you and your friend could be my guests in our idyllic hideaway in the forest and enjoy our trails ....and a few beverages together!
Yes Kanuck we sadly lost Tipsy to heart failure on the last bank holiday weekend. We do need a new friend who will be a good loyal companion as she was. She was also door bell and burglar alarm too. I miss the welcome home she gave and the weight on my feet when in bed and all the other joy she gave a great deal. I can well understand how Nikki is a great comfort to you now Judy is no longer there. We have had many cats down the years but Tipsy was out first dog and now we feel one is essential to our lives. One will not be far away I am sure. X
Yes Confused it was strange not having Tipsy on her bed next to me in the tent. But I have found a way to keep her memory close and find that a comfort. I have had a tattoo of her on my upper arm. Never in a million years did I think I would get inked but I have and she will be there forever with me.