Without you.

It’s quiet. I open the door and I’m greeted by silence.

I feel free. I don’t have to rush. I can take my time. It’s great.

I don’t speak to anyone. There is too much silence. I rattle around in the place and it’s suddenly huge.

I can relax. When I come back from going out, I can just go to bed.

I am lonely. Even if we do our usual call. He is there, with them and I am here, alone.

It’s conflicting. It’s only for one week. He’s taking an extra week’s holiday as, after that, he’ll start going away a lot. So the dogs have stayed with him. So I am in Milan on my own which is both wonderful and awful. It is really nice not to have to rush to take the dogs out when I come home and, in the evening, when I’m tired and just want to go to bed.

But I miss them. I miss the fact that there’s always someone (thing) that’s so pleased to see me, someone who wants attention, someone that I have to look after. It’s very rare (in fact, it’s always been very rare) that I’m at home, on my own, without the dogs. In fact, I can’t remember a time since ….. well, probably some time in the UK, so at least over 10 years.

I’m trying to make the most of it – next week will be back to normal.

But, in the end, I miss not having them there, being in the bloody way, always wanting something.

I don’t think I could live without dogs.

And, so I give you this:

Yes, I know it’s not really relevant but it is a wonderful song, isn’t it?

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3 thoughts on “Without you.

  1. I totally agree with you.
    Our pets in general fill (dogs, cats, hamster, rabbit…) our lives. Not because without them it will be empty, but because they are a “plus”. Somethimes ago, while discussing with D., I said that only who have pets can understand how important they are for us and I think that growing with a dog and/or a cat etc.,for kids, is an addition in their life and it has good influence at least in the way in which the behave with others.

  2. Hi Andy – I love that you miss them and I am sure they miss you. A sure sign of the natural flow and completeness as a family unit. Beautiful.
    Love Gail
    peace…..

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