THIS MADE TOO MANY PEOPLE CRY, AND THAT WAS NOT MY INTENTION.
I GUESS I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES GRACIE...
I can't stop crying. Though I know I did the right thing... it doesn't take the sadness away.
One of our patients (Juanita) came into our office last week and she had just lost her dog of 14 years. Her dog was a poodle mix and when she saw the picture of Gracie on my wall, she started to cry because she looks so much like her beloved Whiskers... I asked her if she wanted to meet Gracie and she said yes.
I warned her... Gracie doesn't make up well to strangers, so just give her a few minutes. I went over to the house and grabbed Gracie up and took her over to meet Juanita.
I wish I would have taken a video. Honestly, I have never saw Gracie make up immediately to someone like this before. I was shocked! She jumped up in Juanita's lap like she'd known her all her life. When Juanita left, Gracie sulked as if she missed the old lady.
(Juanita is in her early 90's)
Gracie has been having a real hard time lately jumping up on our bed. She's getting older now, and doesn't keep up with us well.
My wheels began to turn.... and I realized, I'm not doing Gracie any favors by forcing her into our lifestyle of go, go, go. Then there is the kennel. When we go away it's unfair that we have to be putting her in the kennel.
Juanita has a beautiful home that is handicap accessible. She has a huge fenced yard and a cat named Whiskers 2. ( I know... kind of silly, but that's it's name). Gracie loves cats.
I just want Gracie to live a good, happy life. I am finding I have less and less time for her and it's not fair to her. Gary and I talked it over, and though he wasn't 100% for it, I convinced him that it would be best to let Juanita adopt Gracie as long as we could go and visit whenever we want. She lives 40 minutes away, so it shouldn't be a problem to see her at least once a week.
Please don't judge me. I only did what I felt in my heart was right. Yesterday, gathering up her toys and blankets, I started to cry.
But then when we got to Juanita's house, and seeing the look on her face when Gracie came to her yesterday to stay... I knew it would all be for good. She was so happy. Gracie on the other hand... well, she freaked out when she saw that we were leaving..
but I know she will get used to being there.
I will be changing my blog to Gracie Owned Me... and hope to have more time that I can write and remember our sweet moments together.
I hope you all are having a great weekend!
If Mom's readers believe the load of crap she's been feeding them in this years April Fools post, then they didn't learn anything from her LAST YEARS POST . Talk about gullible.
Mom - give me, her reason for living away? Never! Gracie.