I want to thank everyone for all of the sweet comments about my Zeus. It's hard to believe tomorrow will mark a full week. Even harder to believe Lola has been gone for 2 1/2 months. The hole is our hearts is immense. I miss my big babies so very much, but do take comfort in knowing they are together again.... running, playing, napping... all without pain, without sickness, without cancer. They each brought immeasurable joy to our lives, and I can only hope they are watching over us now, knowing how very much they were, and are still, loved.
Sophie and Tut are doing the best they can. They've now lost both of their senior pack members, and are missing them greatly. Sophie has been spending some very quiet moments on the couch, while Tut has been doing his best to comfort Mommy. He wants to snuggle nearly all the time now, but Sophie sneaks in some Mommy snuggles when she
can wants to.
They both have been going thru spurts of wanting to play, which makes me happy. Tut is back to asking to play fetch in the house at least once a day, and Sophie has started grabbing her favorite squeaky toys again. Cleary they knew to settle way down when their sister and brother were sick. Now we're all just trying to remember to play a little...
My hounds are also taking notice of even the slightest changes going on at this point... which makes spring cleaning a little challenging. I decided to try and get my yarn stash organized on Saturday (or, at the very least, get the majority of it out of our living room and into a closet). In order to move some bins, I had to move the dog beds. I piled four of them up in one spot, along with a bunch of toys... then this happened.
Tut went over to the pile, sniffed it, sat on top and gave me a stern look follow by a loud sigh. It's as if he was saying "you are so not taking Zeus and Lola's favorite beds away." He guarded them until he fell asleep. It was quite sweet.
No worries baby boy, we are not getting rid of any of the beds. Sure, we have way too many in the living room and bedroom now for 2 dogs, but so what. Neither Sophie or Tut spent much time on the living room beds in the past, except during Lola's cancer battle when they cuddled with her daily. Over the past week I've caught them both claiming a bed at least once a day, even if only for a minute or two. It's very sweet to see. I've also found myself sitting down on the beds in the middle of the living room from time to time (yes, usually while shedding many tears). When I do, they'll immediately come over and plop down in my lap or ask to play.
As much as our hearts are broken, we're working hard at remembering all those years of pure happiness and joy. Suddenly going from a 4-pack to a 2-pack is truly devastating. We miss Lola and Zeus more than anything, yet we're all working hard at remembering to play a little and smile a lot, knowing that's what Lola and Zeus would want.