|Rita at the river on Nov. 10|
|Rita playing like a puppy in the leaf pile on Nov 22|
I started the day thinking about the new little red stinker that will be on her way across the border today. And I am so happy, thrilled, excited and just bursting with anticipation. But today I also couldn't keep my mind off of Rita. Not sure what started it, but I went out into the field this morning and remembered how she used to jump up and bark in my ear - yeah - pissed me off sometimes too the little brat. How she was so demanding and loved to go and do something - anything with me. Then I cleaned out the van to get ready for the road trip tomorrow and found some of her favorite toys that we took to the river. Her collar and tags - that did me in. I cleaned out her crate and brushed away her dog hair. And then there was the stuff from the last road trip I took to Davis with her - the day before she died. Maps of Davis, receipts from the vets.........
An emotional day. I know there will be more of them. At the same time I am SO EXCITED about going to get the new little red stinker tomorrow! Another journey begins, raising a new little aussie puppy. Life goes on.