Fat Charlie, who is 11 years old, and is sweet as sugar, stands and wags and stares at me. Two hundred and sixty-seven times a day.
I think he's trying to tell me that I lost her. That in my senile servitude, I've dropped off his Maria and forgotten to pick her up. So he's gotten three breakfasts a day and countless kisses, and I'm trying to go on and make life around here as usual.
Would you like to come along on our walkies today?
First is 14.5 year old, Giacomino, aka Very Old Dog. I was afraid he would be unhappy, walking alone, since he's walked with Maria for 13.5 years. She did not feel like walking with us for the last week (except Thursday; she went along on Thursday), and Giacomino felt silly and happy.
This is a great spot for pee mail, and sometimes there's a cat poop to try to nab.
Is that not the sweetest, most adorable face?
Giacomino just goes around one block. He loves his walk.
The next walk today was Mama Pajama (Fat Charlie's litter sister), 8 year old Luciano, and Fat Charlie. Luciano had already walked to the river with his sissy Delia and Bill earlier. But he wanted to go again. (Looch and Delia are Maria's son and daughter.)
Here we are downtown, and I took a picture of us in a store window.
Yes, my hat has a whippet on top, with his own hat and scarf!
Then it's the Wild Bunch's turn.
Lindy Loo, Sam I Am, and Swede William.
Our delicious and wonderful neighborhood coffee shop, named Et Cetera, has a post for dogs and they always put fresh water out. My dogs have never been tied there. If you click to enlarge, you will see Lindy Loo, who is Maria's great granddaughter, is VOICING her displeasure at this arrangement.
Swede William wanted a do over, in case his girlfriend Teka or his Nana Lisa might see. Also he wanted to show how he had hog-tied Lindy Loo. Sammy's just being good.
We have a new ice skating rink in Paducah!!! It is WAY popular.
And on the river was a tug pushing several barges full of HUGE rocks. (Notice Lindy Loo's concern.)
Okay, they'd been as good for as long as they could. Chaos.
Nothing has made so much sense lately, so rocks the size of easy chairs floating down the river... there they were.
In front of the store where I sell my goodies.
I hope you enjoyed our walks! We are trying to get back to normal. Maria spent her life creating smiles and laughter, and I feel she would not tolerate this sorrow for long.
Hug your precious hounds