Thursday, 28 July 2011

Why are you soaping?

I have allowed my beatiful dog Wilson to be my 'at home' best buddy, since my wonderful hubby died on the last day of Summer 2009 (28 February 2009) ... and then I wonder why he looks at me the way he does, as he watches me get my soaping gear organised. 

His look tells me he knows that shortly the laundry door will close ... blocking his access to his freedom, his dog flap in the outside laundry door.  Then he'll have to watch me go out the sliding doors to 'our' favourite deck area ... with my box ... alone.  Return, then go back out with two bowls and a stirrer ... alone.  Return, then go back out onto 'our' deck and bring the box back in ... all while he's being praised for not following, for staying where he is ... like he has a choice, his access to his door is blocked and he watches me disappear out to 'our' deck, closing the sliding door behind me each time.

I try to involve Wilson in my soapmaking, by telling him what I'm doing and telling him why I'm choosing certain colours and this or that design.  Sadly he never seems interested.


Maa said...

He's loving the routine you have developed and just likes to watch you and feel safe. I love the company of Lucy, my Jack Russell too and I chat to her all day long. You can tell them your innermost thoughts and secrets,share your ups and downs, even have a good cry.... and they never tell. Don't you just love them? Maa.

Dragon (Karen) said...

Maa ... I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through the past 2 1/2 years without Wilson. He's there every day for me and although he watches me cry, he never tells me to stop! To know the love of an animal truly is special!

K.I.S.S said...

Wow he is georgeous Karen.

I'm sorry to hear about your husband. I have read parts of your blog and it has brought me to tears. I can't even begin to imagine how hard it must be.

I'm getting a small dog when we get back from holiday at the beginning of Sept. It's taken me a loooong time to convince my partner that it's a good idea, but I would love the company and they make the best of friends :)
I'll prob bore her to death too with my soap talk lol!

Dragon (Karen) said...

Thanks! I was so lucky to have such a wonderful partner for 30 years ... we were best friends first! I miss him every day and sometimes feel like my heart is breaking ... grief can be physical as well as emotional!

Fantastic that you're going to get a small dog. Wilson's a maltalier ... a cross between a maltese and a cavalier king charles spaniel.

Dogs are such wonderful friends ... and they love us no matter what! I hope you find a special friend in September!

WendyB said...

Aww that wee picture near broke my heart.. don't you hate that "You left me Muma here all alone" look

Dragon (Karen) said...

Wendy I love him to bits and don't know what I'd do without him ... but he so gets his 'nose out of joint' when he's not the centre of my universe!

I know this is my fault and he copes fine when I leave for work in the mornings, but when it's the weekends ... he looks so hurt when I'm on the phone, laptop, soaping etc.


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