Thursday, November 20, 2008

Charlies update, more bark park walks

hi all, I know I've been off-line for quite awhile, but the Dad has been more upset times at night then days. he has taken me to the bark park the past 3 Sundays. Before that it was hit and miss. I think I finally got him to do it every Sunday. we go later in the morning, it's a tad warmer. Last time there was a mean dog, but the Dad didn't get too excited so I didn't either. Some old friends, but mostly a different crowd. Dad even threw Mr. Ring for me. I thought he'd lost my toy, but he pulled it out and threw it a few times. he says he only does that if no other dogs are around as they grab my toy and want to play too. I still check the bench for Mom when we swing by but her scents are not there anymore, at least not that I let on to the dad, he thinks it's gone, but people have no way to know. many dogs have been by. after all new smells or old, it's what I do!. The dad has gone out a few times with different people I can smell it on him, but nothing serious, only very light smells, but I check it out each time and let him know I notice. After all he's my sole food provider now. He's trying different brands? whatever, I get a different dog food, some are good, others I go after the cat food. I think he's finally catching on. the dad is doing better, but the wonderful meals we used to have that I got some of are gone, I wait and sometimes Dad gives me a little, had some chicken skin, like old times, but not very often. I think he'd like to meet someone else, but so far, he says another dud??, The dad tried explaining that to me, finally I got it, it is like a smell but nothing special. I know about that! gee Dad, I'm a dog,
he says to me he's realizing how special the mom was and it will be impossible to replace her. I tell him he'll find another if we walk the bark park more often. I 'm not sure he buys that, but we have gone 3 times in a row. now he keeps his dog pack in the car, just in case .


Peanut said...

It's so good to hear from you guys. We are glad you and your dad are doing okay. The dog park sounds nice hopefully he will continue to take you there. Of course your mom will be impossible to replace but that doesn't mean your dad can't find someone likes to spend time.
Hope you guys update a little more often but just check in once in awhile if you can't.

Bumpass Hounds said...

How great to hear from you again. We've been check ever day hoping that you'd come back. We really missed you and frankly we've been a little worried about you and your Dad; but we've been praying for you both. We can only imagine how tough it's been for youse guys. It is really a relief to hear from y'all. We guess by now that you and your Dad have done some adjusting and realize that even though your Mom is gone, she ISN"T gone. We can tell from the post that she's still there in your hearts and minds; we don't think that she'll ever really go away; and you shouldn't think about that ever happening. We're gonna be giving thanks next week that you two are up and around again and doing OK. We think that you and the Dad will be BFFs and just need some unique bonding; remember, he's different from your Mom but he still needs you.
- Homer J., Jubal, J.E.B., Shelby Belle, Jack, Abby, Max, Shiloh, foster dog Sophie and the cats Alex, Boru, Jenny (a.k.a. The Bumpass Hounds)

MJ's doghouse said...

oh CKC i amglad your dad is getting you out. This is a tough time, and with christmas coming, you will sure have to be there for your dad, lots of hugs and kisses. Take care of yourselves, and keep on never know who dad could meet on you should put up a personal ad for him...kinda like bogart wants to woooooofffff take care of yourselves

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Great to hear from you again C-K-C, we have missed you.

We all miss your mum - none more than you and your dad though.

We send you much love and happiness, and hope that 2009 is a good year for you both - your mum would have wanted you both to be happy.



nl1990 said...

Hi C-K-C, glad you popped back in for a bit :)

Hope you and your dad can try to have a good holiday (it may be tough, but if you're there for each other, you can make it through)


Pippin, the Gentle Pup said...

Your dad is right--your mom can't be replaced. But, the two of you can remember her together and know that she's watching out for both of you. Tricking her dad to the Bark Park is a great idea!