Monday, August 1, 2011

Back at Home

After an emotional weekend with my family, attending my grandmother's funeral and visiting, I am back in the 'burgh.  The animals are all very relieved and happy to see me, so much so that I haven't even received the "silent treatment" that so many of us often receive after a few days away from home.

I didn't even come straight home from the airport - I went right out to the pet resort to pick up the dogs...  the only really plausible solution for them this weekend, since my husband was already out of town as well.  When the kennel assistant brought them out to me, it looked like she was water-skiing behind them, because as soon as they saw me standing at the desk, they started running for me, not caring that they were towing some hapless human behind them!

And the cats all came out of their daytime sleeping/napping/hiding places to see me.  Charlotte even napped with me on the bed for awhile.  Yes, she's giving me her "stern look."  Though she was purring, I'm fairly certain she was warning me NOT TO DO THAT TO HER AGAIN.  I mean, goodness, I left her alone with all of these cats.

Anyway, there will be more blog posts this week, but this one is going to be short and sweet.


  1. So sorry to hear about your grandmother, but I am glad you have your pups and other pets there to keep you company through a difficult time!

  2. Sometimes the best thing in the world is coming home! I'm glad you got a warm reception!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandmother. I was especially missing my Grandma today. She died last June, and I can't believe it's been one year already. When I'd have a bad day at work or school, I'd prank call her and it'd make me feel better. Most of the time she'd know it was me. The reason that I thought about her was, my boyfriend's grandmother found out today she has a serious heart condition. Her 80th birthday is this Sunday. I started to make some joke about getting her those trick candles and a surprise party, but I realized one of the few people who'd have found it funny was my own grandmother. Anyway.. I'm glad you got such a happy reunion. It's a wonderful feeling knowing that the animals think that you're more than just the hired help.

  4. Nothing beats being greeted by a dog when you been gone even 5 minutes!! :) Again, sorry to hear of you grandmother. It is always great to come home to such a loving and full household. :)

    p.s. I wanted to thank you for the post you did about your experience with horses and that no matter what to get back up on them again. Though it isn't the first time I heard it, when I read your post I haven't been able to get it out of my head and I am trying to live by those words. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It has made a difference for me. I wrote a post based on that theory with an experience I had. Every little step changes helps to change lives. Thank you again for sharing. :)

  5. So sorry to hear about your grandmother ... though I have to believe that coming home to such an enthusiastic greeting couldn't help but make you feel just a little bit better. Our sympathies to you and your family.

  6. Reading this post, I feel like the pups when they saw you.