Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Holidays from Bruce

I want to thank everyone who wrote to the blog about Callie. I was not prepared for the flood of emotion I felt late this afternoon when I picked up her ashes and urn at a pet clinic near where I live. The service that does cremations for pets has been busy and running late--a week passed and things we had to do kept us pre-occupied.

The moment I actually realized that I had Callie's ashes in my hands got me--I wept for her, Gentle Reader of This Blog.

Things have been going too fast for us here in Dog Mtn--with travel plans, and cross-country driving--Rico has an audition for the music program at USC in late January. Paying for the flights to Los Angeles for the audition will be expensive and we don't have the money--but we'll try and figure out something.

Little Egypt, son Rico, and Yours--have not been able to live in the same house--or the same country--for several years now. A long deployment for Little Egypt to Afghanistan 2006 through 2008, Rico living and studying in Seoul, South Korea, and then the both of them living in Lawrence, Kansas for Little Egypt's federal appointment--has been taking a toll on us emotionally and financially--already its almost 2011.

But its Christmas and we are now all together again!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

See you on the road in 2011!

Cheers! Bruce

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My cat went, just like Callie at exactly same time of the year, two years ago. You'll get over it eventually, but it took a while for me to get use to the idea. My cat was a lot a work, and then suddenly I had a lot free time on my hands. You will find a way to fill that time, but it took a while in my case. I think the longer the pet has been around, the longer it takes to get over it.

It's the part of life, that just sucks to be honest.

Dan Trued