Tonight, after nearly a 6 month hiatus, my girl and I returned to Dodd Hall. Oh glorious visits! She was thrilled to put her jacket on and go to work - and jumped straght into her crate in the car!! Her nurses were so excited to see her...they loved on her and she told them that she was neglected, unloved and did not get enough to eat. :) We visited for nearly 2 hrs.
It was a return to some form of life pre-injury. I have really been struggling with the change in routine since Chelsie's injury. For the first three months post surgery, her activity was severely restricted....severely. It was very challenging to find the balance of activity - too much vs too little. Then, once we got released to more activity, winter unleashed its fury and made going outside unsafe to us. Although I had BC dog to run in agility, I want nothing more than to be running my own princess. As we get closer to hopefully being released to do agility, I get more and more antsy and more and more nervous about letting her try again. And it is weekends like this...when I know my closest friends are cheering each other on at a big trial (one I was at last year) that I really miss it.
These past few weeks have been a struggle...my life has truly been out of sorts since Chelsie's injury. Add the break up to it and my life as I once knew it (and was quite happy with) is no more. I am holding out hope that warmer weather will make me feel better, and that bringing Ace home will help fill the void I am feeling right now. I am working hard to fill my life with new, fun and different things, but I miss what I had. I am sure that this too, like all other things in life, shall pass...I just hope it is sooner rather than later. :)