Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Filling Tasha's Footsteps

I wonder when I'll stop turning around on my walk and checking for Tasha? Or come into the house through the basement and listen for the click-click of her paws on the floor overhead?

Soon enough because Sadie is coming to take her place. She's bringing her family with her--my son Dan, his wife Jamie, and my 4-year-old grandson.

A double blessing indeed.

I'm already making playdates for Sadie with Maddie. Maddie will be thrilled to have a young dog to frolic with. She watched Tasha grow old and fragile and missed the opportunity to tussle over a stick or go for a swim.

I wonder if Maddie looks over her shoulder, wondering where Tasha has gone?


Susan said...

Well won't that be lovely.

Accidental Poet Susan

Pam Halter said...

I believe Maddie does wonder where Tasha went. When my Dusty cat got killed, Hemmy sat on his grave for 4 days.

I'm glad Sadie is coming to help fill the gap.