Posted by BarbaraCat on August 3, 2004, at 15:18:06
In reply to Re: Baby Rock's Blue Ribbon days » BarbaraCat, posted by katia on August 3, 2004, at 14:46:15
The prayer circle is two: Silent Unity, and The Living Enrichment Center in Wilsonville, OR, a wonderful New Thought church that I miss very much that used to be near where we lived.
The move won't happen for at least 1 year. The target is next October. I want to do it right, keep a steady beat on clearing out and getting ready. There is so much junk to clean out from years of bright idea projects that never came to fruition. I've carried this stuff with me for too many moves thinking I'd get to it in 'the new place'. If I lived 900 years I wouldn't have time to finish these projects, but they seemed a good idea at the time. Thankfully we have a humongo sized garage - and I must say that the stuff is very neatly on the many shelves - otherwise I'd be too embarrassed to have anyone over to my house. I recall a great term C.H.A.O.S, or Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome. As long as no one peeks in the garage, my home looks like someone relatively normal lives here.
Good luck on your walk. Revisiting favorite places is so hard without your buddy. Walks are so much more fun with a pup. Feels safer too. I've been praying for his soul, Katia. It never hurts, although I'm sure he was able to find the Light with no problem. I like to think that Rock and Merlin have met up with each other and are frisking about. What fun they must be having! I like that thought. Cats and dogs probably get along just fine in the Great Beyond.
Have you had any dreams about him? I had one very minor one where Merlin was walking into another room. I had many dreams like this of my Mom at first. I'd see her walking into another room and I'd call out to her but she kept on walking. A few months later she came to me with some powerful 'real' dreams. I'm sure it takes them a little while to come down from the absolute blissful high they're on at first. New things to do, places to go, old friends to catch up with.
Just got a call that Merlin's ashes are ready to be picked up. I'm not sure why we hold on to these things since they are long gone, but he's got a special place all set up for him. I sure don't understand death, but I guess we're not supposed to. We're supposed to do the best we can without any guarantees. A long strange trip, this life.
> Is it your prayer circle? Thank you for that. We could use it. I'm having a rough time, but today is better than before. I still feel queasy though. I'm getting ready to go on a walk for the first time since that night. Rock and I went to a different field to throw the tennis ball; one we'd never been to before because I sensed danger in the air and wanted to be hidden. He lost his ball that night in the woods. I want to find it today.
> Her name is Cathy Malkin. her website is www.animalmuse.com
> Best wishes for energy and inspiration for your move. Once you're there, you'll be glad. Just put it in gear and then collapse once you're there.
> take good care,