Day 79: remembering and letting go

19 Mar

It’s day two with our little Brady. 
I swear he gets cuter by the minute!

He is snuggled up next to me now, which is a good thing since I leave on a jet plane at 6:30am tomorrow morning.

I want to get in all the snuggles I can before I go, because I fear that he may not remember that I am his Mommy when I return. 

And, that makes me think a lot about Brady’s Dog Mommy, Bailey.  We met her briefly yesterday and I wonder if it’s hard for her to let Brady go? I wonder if there is a little aching in her heart?

I suppose that’s the give and take of being family.
Remembering and Letting Go.
Letting Go and Remembering.

Will BRADY remember who I am when I get back? Who knows.
I’m just holding out that Justin will have Brady kennel trained by the time I return.

A Mommy can dream! 

5 Responses to “Day 79: remembering and letting go”

  1. Angie Daniels March 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM #

    I understand this completely. I’m leaving my son with the sitter for the first time tomorrow. What I wonder is how long will it take before he realizes I am not the one taking care of him and that I am gone. Will he immediately recognize it is his Momma when I return.

    Letting go is so very hard. Are you headed to Nevada tomorrow? I’m hoping to be at Cottey for your presentation.

  2. robinglossner March 20, 2012 at 5:02 AM #

    Jamie,
    After watching my wonderful aging golden retriever die of cancer, and telling myself I am too old and too alone to raise a puppy, I am bringing home an 8 week old German Wirehaired Pointer named Gus today. I am following your thoughts and writing about puppy hood closely, and I am inspired to keep a journal of Gus’s first year.
    Thank you!

    • Jamie March 20, 2012 at 5:15 AM #

      Congrats Robin! Keep me posted on your puppy love blog, would love to follow Gus! xo~Jamie

  3. sheryl k. March 20, 2012 at 2:32 PM #

    Hi Jam – Brady is adorable!

    Our breeder said that Lucy’s mother wasn’t at all sad to see the puppies go, she found them kind of annoying and looked forward to getting “her” house back. 🙂

    Have a good trip.

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