Friday, January 8, 2010

~Just Fawnie and Me~


It was quite an adjustment when Jim went back to work on Monday. It was no longer, "Me and the Puppies"....but "Just Fawnie and Me". sigh.

He spent several days looking EVERYWHERE for Coconut: behind file cabinets, under the sofa, and in all Coconut's favorite hiding places. It broke my heart. If it's possible for a pup to be depressed...Fawnie is. He has sad-looking eyes and lays in his bed with his moosh over the side like he's mourning. I guess that's exactly what he's doing.

I took him with me to see my mom at the nursing home on Monday....but Tuesday when I ran to the grocery store....he let out long, high-pitched wails when he saw that I wasn't taking him with me. He's never been 'left' without Coconut, and was used to snuggling with him until we returned.

Finally, today....it looks like he's stopped looking for his brother. He follows me everywhere. In the past, that was Coconut's self-designated 'job'. Fawnie was content to stay put in his little bed in the family room, while Coconut never left me out of his sight!

We are snowed-in here in Ohio. We've had 37" of snow here in the SnowBelt, and are expecting more tonite and tomorrow. It's been a wonderful week of re-organizing and designing new creations in between making pots of soup, chili and home-made desserts. Jim's been enjoying the delicious aromas that greet him each nite after traveling through the 'tundra' from work.

On tonite's agenda: a roaring fire, chili, salad, corn muffins, freshly-baked apple pie....and of course, cuddling with Fawnie on the sofa watching movies. So....wherever you are in the world.....Cuddle-up and stay warm~


17 comments:

Darlene said...

Yes, it definitely sounds like Fawnie is missing his brother and in mourning. They do go through that. Poor thing having to get used to being left alone. I can't even imagine that amount of snow. We had 6 1/2 inches and it stopped everything around here! Of course we aren't used to it. We have had the frigid temps. though and I just feel like I can't get warm. Our high is 23 but with the wind chill feels like -1...BRRR too cold for me! Your dinner sounds delicious, comforting and filling.♥

Ballerina Girl said...

Poor Fawnie...
I know that they miss their companions too...
I am not in that winter weather but I keep hearing about it! I do wish I was though, as crazy as that sounds really!

BG

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh how inviting is that fireplace. I don't have one in my house so I think I will print off your fireplace pic and just carry it around with me through the house!
And my goodness, your menu sounds wonderful too.

I hope you are having a great start to the New Year Carol.( We have alot of snow here in Indiana too, but not as many inches as you have there. )

Lee Ann

Lee Ann

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Poor Fawnie. I am convinced that dogs grieve, just like humans. Our little dog is depressed and so sad when our daughter goes back to college. It takes her days to get over it. Love & blessings from NC!

Jennie said...

It sounds like being snowed in may be just what the doctor ordered. Time to snuggle Fawnie and reassure her, and to enjoy each other's company more than ever. And now, I'm craving the comfort of a big pot of chili simmering on MY stove :)

Nel from Nebraska said...

Beautiful pictures, Carol. I LOVE winter pictures, while I'm nesting inside. We've got about 24-30 inches on the ground and with these below zero temps, it's not going to melt anytime soon.

Give your little sidekick a squeeze from Aunt Nel. Circle of life is not easy to bear at times. Hugs to Mama Carol too.

Marci said...

Carol, you write so beautifully, right from the heart. I've lost 2 pets that tore me apart: Rook and Pooh (or, as I called her, Pooper) and I know the emptiness you and Fawnie both feel. Time heals, but we never forget. I know you ship bacelets, etc..... do you ship chili and corn muffins?
Much love,
Marci

Cynthia L. H. said...

Ohhhh...wonderful post. Hope you had some great cuddle time with Fawnie.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, poor, poor Fawnie...such a wonderful dog...I want to cuddle him, and make him feel better...They have such loving hearts!!! What a wonderfully touching account of your lives right now, Carol!! Please keep warm!! You are in my thoughts! Love you, Janine XO

Shrinky said...

Oh, so sad, yes he is in greiving, poor boy. It sounds as though you are doing everything you can to help comfort him as best you can.

Is that your fireplace in the last photograph? Oh, I would so love to have one like that! My old house did, I miss little about my old house, but I pine every year for the open fireplaces I used to have!

Connie said...

He's adorable and I'm SURE he needs some cuddling. After all, the animals experience the stress of the holidays just as we do I think, sugar! I love the pix of roaring fire, too. Woooohoooo....;-)
xoxo,
Connie

Anonymous said...

Poor Fawn he looks so sad. I'm sure you are mourning Coconut together.
I was wondering how much snow you had in the snow belt. We only have about 6" but it is so cold.
Dinner and a fire sounds so wonderful. I really miss my fireplace. Love Kay

Into Vintage said...

It so hard to adjust when you lose a friend like that. Extra cuddling is key :-) -amy

Boudoir Rose ♥♥ said...

Aw Poor fawnie, what a beautiful dog he is! xx

Jude said...

My Sadie did the very same thing when Shadow left us and she got so sick New Years Day. She kept going from room to room looking for him, I am so glad we got the puppy because he gives her no time to grieve and I haven't seen her play so much in years, the puppy has helped us all. Your fireplace looks great.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Carol,
I was sorry to read about your little Coconut. Hopefully Fawnie will perk up soon. :(
You asked about my V-day mailbox. I'm almost positive I got it from Michael's a few years ago. In recent years I've noticed that they have white ones you can cover with paper yourself.
Take care and stay warm,
Mary Lou

Lynda said...

Hi Carol...I have alot to learn from you. What a beautiful space...just amazing. I can see why yo have such a wonderful following!
I am sorry about your dog...I know how hard that must be. My prayers are with all of you.
I look forward to our meeting.
Hugs to you...