I’ve been thinking about this incredible dog a lot today. She would’ve been 7 years old on Friday, the 26th. I spent Friday morning stressed and nervous; I was forgetting something. Late afternoon things calmed down and the day was really turning around. It was becoming a really great day after all. Then I remembered what I had forgotten: Ella’s birthday. The funny thing (but not “ha ha” funny, strange funny) is, as I remembered what day it was, my mood only improved. It brought a smile to my face. I didn’t expect that. I thought I would cry, I didn’t. I miss her. I really miss her. But her birthday, her first birthday since her passing, did not darken what was turning out to be a great day, it only made it better. I don’t know why. I can’t explain it. I guess I just… felt, somehow, closer to her in a way.
Today, however, I’ve been battling the waterworks as I look through her pictures. I miss this bossy, noisy, sweet, weird, funny, overly affectionate, gorgeous mutt.
Me, Ella and many piles of clean laundry. Who could ask for more? 😉