I just wanted to catch up on my messages pertaining to the last blog entry expressing my loneliness. In the past I had a dog, he was my best friend so I named him Diamond. Oh, he was my baby and we took care of each other in a remarkable pet/master relationship. He was a mixed breed solid black Chow Chow/ German Shepard dog that I adopted when he was about 7 weeks old. I knew he was meant for me when I looked into his big brown eyes and he used his little paws to grip my arm when I picked him up. My baby was with me over 14 years. I was so devastated as was my mother and youngest brother we all loved him and he was a member of the family. On the holidays my mother would prepare him a plate, she would separate all of his food as if she were feeding another person...lol and she dared me to mix it up. She proclaimed that he was a human...lol. I honestly think he was. From day one he was so smart and intelligent. When I would go to the mailbox if he wanted to play he would wait until I got the mail and on my way back to the house he'd grab it and run circles around me and I'd stand there laughing and waiting on him to give it back and believe it or not he would stop and lift his mouth as if giving me the mail back, I'd take it and go on about my business. Oh those were the true days of happiness for me. He spoiled me so that I told my mother I didn't think another dog could take his place. I can not tell a lie I spoiled him rotten, he was the only dog in the neighborhood that had toys lying around everywhere and a doghouse with carpet inside not to mention on extremely hot summer days and nights he would drink ice water, he preferred it to regular tap water and he ate popsicles...oh how I miss my baby but I have plenty of photos of him, he was so gorgeous.
Since his death I have started working on my "artistic" ideas again. I'm glad that it was suggested that I try my hand at hobbies because that's what I'm considering. I used to make decorated hatboxes and sell them. I would embellish them with flowers and butterflies,ribbons, and pearls. I know that total preoccupation is going to be the real key to distract my mind from the loneliness that surrounds me and so I have been looking for my craft supplies to start working on them again. Now it all comes down to ideas, which I already have in mind. I do want to thank each of you that responded to my last entries...you are greatly appreciated! I'll begin my hatboxes and share some photos.
Many hugs to you all!