Mom will be leaving me and dad alone together for 6 whole days while she visits Gram and Gramp in Florida. Gram and Gramp are the ones that built the dollhouse that you all saw. I'm not sure how I'm going to like mom gone for such a long time. There have only been two times in my life that mom has not kissed me goodnight before she climbed into bed - the first time was when I was staying overnight at the animal hospital after being spayed and the second time was when I was 4 years old. We spend a week on Nantucket almost every summer and this one year in particular was different. We normally spend a night on Cape Cod before sailing to Nantucket the next day or we may spend a night in a hotel on Nantucket before we get to move into the house that we stay in for the week. The hotel that happens to be right at the top of Main Street used to allow pets to stay in the rooms. But this one particular year, the hotel changed hands and pets were no longer welcome. grrrrrrrrrrrrr They were letting guests know that dogs could be boarded at the local animal hospital. Remember this is a small island.
Mom was not thrilled with this idea at all and it took her some time to come to accept this fact. She called and talked to the people at the animal hospital and decided that they sounded pretty nice and MAYBE, just maybe, it would work out. So when she dropped me off on this particular day, she was dead set on seeing where I was going to sleep and who my roommates were.
To make a long story short, mom was not happy about any of it. That night in the hotel room, she missed me and she had a hard time facing the fact that I wasn't at the foot of the bed. The next day she couldn't wait to pick me up and give me big kisses and hugs. But she came to realize that I wasn't as happy to see her as she was to see me! I was mad and I wanted her to feel badly for leaving me in a strange place with strange people.
Mom has not forgotten any of this and she's not happy about leaving me alone again - and it's not that I'm really alone - I'm with my dad. It's just different!
Mom has been writing a manual for dad on how to take care of me - things that dad just doesn't get involved in because mom is around! Dad has never even fed me or brushed me! He doesn't have to! Mom does it all! This manual is a small book already! I'm checking the list to make sure nothing was forgotten!
So on February 7th mom is jetting off to sunny Florida for 6 whole days. I'm going to miss my mom terribly and I KNOW that mom is going to miss me and worry about me. She and dad will keep in touch by phone and on the computer but it just won't be the same till mom comes home on the 13th. I'm sure I'll be spending lots of time in Dad's workshop because that's where he spends lots of time! And dad has promised me that we'll go out for burgers (hey Bogie! My first burger!) and he promised that we'll get pizza while mom is gone too, so maybe it won't be so bad. We'll walk every day, just like when mom is here, only dad will be hanging onto my leash and mom has already instructed dad that when the temps are cold, I need to wear my coat! I'll probably have to remind dad about that!
Awwwwwww mom!!! I miss you already! Do you really have to go!!!!
Mom has been upstairs organizing and getting out the suitcase. I'm totally bummed! It's freezing out today and I won't get my walkie and my mom is preparing to leave me for SIX WHOLE DAYS!!!!!
I'm really gonna miss my mom (and I'm going to miss you too sweetie, more than you'll ever know)
So that's my big news for today and for the week! Dad has told me that I can go with him on Wednesday to drop mom at the aireport - our first date together!
Will you write to me while you're gone - pretty please? I'll be checking the mailbox in hopes that you will. I'll miss you lots and I love you.
Your bestest girlfren and daughter,