Feeling better about this move. The house is all packed up, the air shipment has been taken away, and Monday everything else will go.
With the dismantling and packaging of my bed, it was time to move into a hotel. One that allows pets. I took both suitcases down when I checked in, and then drove back to the house (still “home”to me…. And Snoopy and I walked downtown to the hotel. Pretty good idea, I thought, as this doubled as his evening walk. I was so tired.
We went to the room, and first, I spread his blanket over the bed. Now, we try to keep him off beds, except by invitation only, but I knew from past experience that my ability to patrol a large bed while sleeping is sadly lacking, so the only thing to do is allow him up, but make sure the hotel bedding is protected.
When the covering (an old duvet cover) was spread out, he looked at me in wonder, as if to ask if we were in Heaven. Ho hopped up and settled right in the middle, with a huge smile on his face.
I was starving, so I took him with me to the restaurant across the street… Al Fourno. Snoopy stood sentinel by the door, tied up to a tree…… Poor Snoopy, but at least he knew where I was, and wasn’t left in a strange place.
I craved something creamy….. tortellini with salmon, and a glass do red wine. As I sat there, it suddenly occurred to me that I felt like I was on holidays. The pressure was definitely lessening.
lThere was a huge party that seemed to have arrived just ahead of me, so I thought I would have a lengthy wait. Not so, it came quite quickly, and was oh so good, and just what the doctor ordered.
Here is Snoopy this morning just before we walked back to the house.
He doesn’t look too worried any more, does he?
He had a day of car rides and waiting today as we went to a yarn shop, a new quilt shop and then to dinner with friends. Home to feed and pet the cat (she is staying alone in the house as cats hate change more than anything else, and he will soon have plenty of that), then a walk, and drive to the hotel. He loves going in elevators.
And now, he is lying on his back beside me. One thing about a dog…….as long as you are there, everything is good. Would that people were so trusting.