July 2013

July 2013

Today I should be writing a blog post about gardening, offering ideas, inspiration and possibly a few laughs along the way (usually at my expense). Today that isn’t going to happen.

Regular readers may recall when we adopted these two fluffy love bugs in July of 2013. While I was in England last October big, blonde Bo was diagnosed with advanced cancer and had to be put to sleep. Yesterday little Mia joined her. We discovered that she too had multiple tumors that were inoperable barely a week ago.

So I no longer need to take two bowls out to the vegetable garden to harvest strawberries or tomatoes.

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I no longer have an excuse to stroll through the meadow and explore the wilder reaches of the garden.

Bo

Bo

I no longer have sticks left all over the grass waiting to wreck unsuspecting mowers

Really, there are plenty of leaves for both of you....

Really, there are plenty of leaves for both of you….

I no longer have my deer and rabbit alerts, gardening companions, truck dogs, welcoming committee.

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Life is different. So I’m not going to try and write  today except to say give your family, friends and pets an extra hug. Because life isn’t always fair.

Mia and I getting to know one another; July 2013

Mia and I getting to know one another; July 2013

 

 

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