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Friday, June 4, 2021

And then there was one...

Zappa sleeping on Fiona's blanket

 I don't know if I am ready to share about how Zappa is doing.  Being that he is the loan survivor of the 24 Paws of Love, I'm feeling very protective and quiet about him.  (Other than the fact of grieving the loss of three dogs)  

I just don't feel ready to share yet.  

He's doing OK.    

It was touch and go there for a while.  Not critical, but he was having a rough time.  

He had the basic symptoms as we had.  Not wanting to eat, sleeping more, isolating, depression and sadness.  The first two weeks were the most important.  We are still keeping an eye on him and it has been 4 weeks.  It has been a huge adjustment for everyone. (including the cats)  I wish I had better answers for all the WHY'S out there, but I don't, so we are coping the best we can.  

It's difficult when Zappa doesn't want the attention.  He's very independent and hates to be fussed over.  (Like all the dogs were)  So it is difficult to grieve with him, without touching him in some way  (or is that just for us?)  Maybe a kiss or a quick hug, but that's about it.  There's no cuddling or snuggling with him.  And most of the time there is little to be said.  (for me anyways)  I'm still learning to communicate with him as he has always been a challenge.  

So, we just take care of each other the best way we know how as we go through this loss together.  Because everything changed for all of us and all we have each other.  ♥

4 comments:

Daisy's Mom said...

I am so sorry for all of you. I imagine the house feels quite empty these days. May Zappa stay with you all for some time to come and may he enjoy the special attention. My heart is with you as you. ❤️

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you Mel. That is our wish as well, a healthy Zappa. ♥

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello Blogging Friend. I've kept up with your blog via e-mail, and I'm sorry I've not been able to stop by. To tell you how sorry I am about your losses, and all that you are going through doesn't seem like enough. But it's all I can do. I've been where you are, and I know those feelings of uncertainty, and the ache as your heart is feeling so broken. But as you are there for Zappa, I know without a doubt that you will find your way, together, to do what is needed for him, and for you too. My prayers for you to find your way, and to find peace, comfort and strength. Take care... ❤❤❤

24 Paws of Love said...

Thank you Kim for your words of condolences and wisdom. I know that you have been through this many times before. Feeling very short on words lately, but thank you for commenting. ♥