It's been over a week since Chalupa lost his best buddy, Joust, and I sensed he would look lonely when I walked in the door this past Friday and he did.
Normally he'd wag his tail like a pendulum while baring his little belly for a quick massage but instead he sat motionless. In addition, his favorite carrot snack lay untouched since the morning.
Before leaving for my next set of walks I thought he would eat his remaining carrots when I cut them in tiny pieces along with a another favorite snack, broccoli, but he wasn't interested. In the past those snacks would be devoured instantly. What a pathetic sight that was!
Of course Daisy came along and she sensed Chalupa's pain and when she came home she was inconsolable for hours. I am hoping that Chalupa, Daisy, and my mood improves when we walk together next Friday.
When I launched Teacher's Pet Sitting Service ten years ago I imagined only happiness but as time went on I experienced great loss as well.