I feel strange tonight. It is 13 weeks since I took Jade down to Bristol to start her retirement. Jasmine is here and slowly but surely becoming established at home and as my guide dog.
My parents are staying for a couple of days and I told them to bring jade. when they arrived, it was decided that we’d go straight to the local park and let the dogs off together so that they could meet somewhere that was neutral ground. After a bit of initial growling, they were fine together. They stayed fairly close to each other and Jasmine’s recall was brilliant which I was very pleased with.
Jade has been very settled in the house for the rest of the day, and both dogs have been totally accepting of each other.
But I feel so sad and its totally and utterly irrational. Jade, although friendly has been a little removed from me. I wanted this very thing to happen as I wanted her to form a good bond with someone else, in this case my dad. Jade always loved to be cuddled so came to me for a couple of cuddles today, but its just made me want to cry. I miss her so much, I’m surprised at exactly how much I realise I miss her now that she’s here again.
I’m going to have to say goodbye all over again. I had no inkling that I’d feel like this.