Tess has decided to take over this blog. She is hoping you won’t count her legs and see that there are four. After all, someone gave her this pretty pink bandana, so she must be a member of the Tripawd Nation, right?
It’s been a hard week. Otis had such a big personality that it filled the house. Not sure that the space can ever be filled. Tess is lonely, especially during the day when we are gone. When I am home, she follows me around the house like my shadow.
I am still deciding what stays and what goes. Yoga mats go, but the majority of the industrial floor mats will probably stay (remembering that Tess had cruciate repair – no reason for her to slip on the tile or wood). The bed will stay with just the box spring and mattress (no frame) for the same reason, and we are still gating off the upstairs during the day. I did have to pick up Otis’ food bowl, mainly because I kept accidentally almost filling it. And I realized that Tess was picking something up from my bedding – Otis spent a lot of those last 36 hours there – and washed it. Otis’ favorite bed is still sitting by the futon in the living room. Might stay there for a while.