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While most of my family, friends, and neighbors were preparing for trick or treaters yesterday, I was busy being a good witch preparing for the arrival of my foster dog.
With Valentino to arrive on Wednesday, I used my broom to sweep the floors clean, vacuumed carpets, and washed my bedding, as well as that which would be his. You see, even though these things were basically already clean, I wanted there to be as little trace of the scent of my dog Tidbit as possible upon the new dog's arrival. I guess I was thinking he might be intimidated by her presence.
Some of this was also done with mixed emotion. I'd purposely left Tidbit's things around for me, still mourning her death of four months ago.
I still smiled at the ramekin tucked in the corner between my desk and bookshelf from which she would gobble up her part of my dinner treats when I dined at my desk while working. Tidbit's favorite? Roommate Scott would make cheeseburgers every now and again and he would make her one of her own, crumbling it into bite-sized pieces in her little dish.
There was still comfort found in that clump of her hair tucked in the corner by my bath tub where she used to lay while I took my shower. Until now, I hadn't been able to make myself pick it up or sweep it away.
Actually, I still didn't toss Tidbit's hair sheddings nor put her treat dish away. Instead, I cleaned the ramekin and filled it with bits of her dog hair I had left lay for a while. Now it's on a special shelf that holds numerous items of value to no one but to me and maybe to the furry friends from which they came.
As for the bedding, Valentino will lay upon the same comforter that my dogs Tidbit, Scratch, and NewBe spent many an hour curled up on. In fact, it is the comforter Tidbit gave birth to NewBe upon.
Of course, this comforter will not be Valentino's sleeping bed. He will be sleeping in my bed right along with me, as have all my dogs. I've missed having a dog friend in bed with me!
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Tidbit may be gone but I will snuggle up with her ... forevermore. And yes, when I get my pillow made I will share it with you!
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