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Monday, 29 April 2019

Doing the best I can

Right now I know I am doing the best I can, from where I am, with what I've got.

Dear Management is doing the same.

But it is hard, two months on it is still pigging, pigging hard.
I know this will pass, I know it will get better.  I'm not an idiot, we have done this before and I know where I am now is not where I am going to be forever.  It's just sometimes it feels like it.



I know I am not the only one of our loosely-knit little blogging family who has suffered loss, so I'm going out in the garden on a lovely Spring day to think about Daisy, and friends.


22 comments:

  1. A beautiful photo of lovely Daisy, and a sentiment which is oh so true in many ways. As you know, I know only too well how hard it can be after losing a much-loved four-paws. Your garden will be beautiful in the spring sunshine, I hope being out there brings you some comfort. Sending hugs...x

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    1. Thanks Eunice, but working too hard to really notice. That pile on the drive will be gone before supper time!

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  2. I know just how you feel, I still look for Max in his chair and look for his bowls and blankets to wash. I seem to think of him at odd, unrelated times and feel sad that he isn't there. Getting out in the garden is good, we've just spent a couple of hours in ours. Hope some time outside helps a little. Take care:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie. Maybe worse for you because Max was part of your lives for so many years, what a fine age he was - a testament to the love and care you gave him.

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    1. Thanks m'lovely. If an extra duck strip should fall in front of Annie this afternoon, tell her it's from me. xx

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  4. Lovely Daisy, wherever she may be now, is still with you and the affection that bound you both has not vanished. I have made a little place in my garden for my Pudding with flowers and a night lamp. And every evening I can see it more or less brightly lit (depending on the weather and amount of light during the day) from the end of my corridor through its small window, and I usually have a couple of words for her, just calling her name, but it does me good. It’s a way of telling myself that she is next to me somehow. Thinking of you, June!

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    1. Merci Sandrine, vous etes si gentil. Your little place for Pudding does sound so lovely. xx

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  5. I’m afraid it’s the price we pay and one that someone who has never had a much loved four legged friend just can’t understand.

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    1. See reply to Jules, xx I don't consider you a stranger. πŸ˜‰

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  7. Huggles from a long way off & we still miss our cats, who crop up in many a conversation & of course they are wonderful memories, because we loved them. It will be for you too with passing time. Take care.

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    1. Thank you dear friend. And thank you so much for the phone call yesterday, and for completely "getting it" and understanding some of the things I told you. 🌻❤️

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  8. Dear Jayne
    Sue Garrett's comment said it all. We never forget our family, whether two legs or four.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  9. I really feel for you Jayne. I wish there was something I could say or do to make you feel better.
    When we are left with a huge gap in our lives which was once filled with love (and a lot of unnecessary hair and paw printsπŸ˜‰) it can leave us feeling at a complete loss.
    Don't forget you are still grieving and don't be hard on yourself if you have days when you choose to do absolutely nothing. X

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    1. Thank you Jules, but you just did, xx πŸ’ πŸ’•

      Sometimes just showing up, saying hi, a {virtual} understanding hand on the shoulder - is a big deal.

      I am getting a lot better at having 'do nothing' days.

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  10. It’s hard to know what to say to lighten things for you so sending hugs and positive thoughts. xx

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    1. Bless you, and thanks. There are no magic words I expect anyone to say. But just a "hello" makes all the difference. xx

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