I'm sitting here on my couch, on a Friday afternoon, numb, physically and emotionally drained, and unable to cry any more tears at the moment. If you follow us on Facebook, you already know we said goodbye to Dooley, the Newf in My Soup, and the sweetest, most lovable companion you can imagine. It was one of the worst days of my life, sitting on the floor in the vet's office, with John and I both crying uncontrollably, as he was put to sleep. He lived a long, healthy 13+ years, but we could tell he was in pain those last few days, and we were in pain knowing we couldn't do anything more for him.
I took time off from work this week, and considered taking time off from the blog, but cooking and blogging are enjoyable and provide an escape. This week's French Fridays with Dorie Lime and Honey Beet Salad wasn't easy to get through. It's a simple recipe, but I didn't have Dooley with me, sprawled across the kitchen floor. As I prepared the salad, I purposely talked to him like I always did, and explained what I was doing along the way. After dinner, we gave Trapper extra hugs and kisses. Dooley's little half-brother has some big paws to fill, but I think he's up to the challenge.
|Dooley and Trapper|
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