|Our beautiful BigDog|
It is day five since Dieter left this world and left Tom and I. There are no words to express the sorrow we feel. The last few days have been filled with tears at inappropriate moments and dreams of the event while sleeping. Tom and I compared notes yesterday and discovered both of us have been seeing the same things. Going out the motor home door and seeing him across the street, ears up, listening for the coyotes; signing in a service truck, looking for him to be sleeping across the road; coming in the MH door and looking to see him under my desk. Yesterday I even apologized to him out loud when my chair caught on the rug and I thought I ran over his tail. Those things are making me crazy.
|Long tail makes great propeller|
|Waiting for waffles|
And then there was Thanksgiving a few years ago when he decided to herd the ducks. Of course, the ducks took to the water and Dieter followed them in. It took 6 people and our beloved son-in-law, Chris, getting in the water also, freezing his butt off for 45 minutes to get him out.
|Dieter with Jonathan and baby Bryce|
He will be loved and remembered for a long time.
I have had many pets over the years. We always had a dog when we were growing up and have had one most of our married life. Dieter is my one in a lifetime. If you have had one of these, please share it with me and tell me how you made it through. I am already looking at dogs online because of the emptiness I feel.