Life With No Dog

Thank you for all of the kind words on Facebook, Instagram, and this little space over the past few days. I wrote Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds a few hours after saying goodbye – the post is raw but it captures the emotions I felt in those moments. Lucy is missed terribly but we are comforted by the fact that we gave her a wonderful life. She really was the best.

We’re looking forward to Christmas and break from our everyday lives. Traveling and getting away will help. The other night, Clay and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. We drank an expensive (for us) bottle of wine and reflected on our 17+ years together. We talked about our dreams, our goals, and where we see ourselves in five years. We agreed that it’s best for us to experience life for awhile without a dog for a variety of reasons – the biggest being that we know that Lucy is irreplaceable.

Next year will be the first year in 14 years that Lucy won’t be in our Christmas card photo. We will spend the next few months adapting to life with no dog. I wrote about how we didn’t particularly love life with an old and dying dog so we are planning on taking full advantage of being able to pack up and go when our time and resources allow. We are looking forward to the trips we have planned thus far in 2019 and everything else that the new year will bring. I look forward to writing more and seeing where this blog can go because oh boy – do I have some things to say about the current state of affairs.

Thank you again for all of the kind words and for taking the time to read what I have to say. I wish you all a very happy holidays and I hope that the next few days are filled with love, comfort, and really good food.

One thought on “Life With No Dog

  1. So sorry for your loss! Pets are such big parts of our families, and I’m sure you will feel a hole for a long time. I think it’s so smart to not get another pet right away. You never want to make any hasty decisions after a loss.
    We love our dogs but often feel like it would be so much easier without that extra expense and worry!


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