8 weeks with wings

Ty shoe 3Ty shoe 4it has been 8 weeks since I have searched for a shoe. 8 weeks since I have picked up a shoe from the middle of the floor. it has been 8 weeks since I have put a guest’s shoes on the stair rail to keep you from dragging them off. It was, however a bit amusing to watch them search for their missing shoe. My son in law still puts his up out of habit. my husband said yesterday that it was nice to find his shoes where he had left them. I for one, would give anything just to have one of my shoes go missing. I always searched the back yard before rain or snow. I would rescue any stray shoes that were out there. You had a habit of dragging one shoe out and then getting another one as you came in the door. You always had a shoe in your bed with you. I read somewhere that dogs take our things because they contain our scent and it comforts them. That is why I wore a Tshirt and then left it for you when you had to stay away at the vets. I know that some of it was the Retriever in you, but I thought it was a cute little quirk. I bought you quite a few stuffed ducks and geese in your lifetime, but you usually ( with the exception of Mr. Duck) pretty much ignored them. Now live chickens, that was another story in an earlier blog. I still slip up occasionally and call out your name when I call in Chan and Lucy. Then that familiar punched in the stomach feeling comes over me. I will never stop missing you. there are still days when it hurts as badly as the beginning. I found your dimes the last few days. I know they are from you. I put them in my little silk bag where I keep your pennies. I am sorry the last few months of your life stunk so badly, so sorry baby. I miss you so much Ty Guy. I just want to curl up behind your big old body and snuggle one more time. These 2 pups here are not so much for snuggling. You would lay there forever if I wanted you to. I know one thing, I still wear that old pair of brown crocks out in the yard. One of them will eventually go into your box of things. I am sorry that I sometimes got annoyed when I was running late and couldn’t find my other shoe. I would say “TY! what did you do with my shoe/” you would just give me that big dopey grin. I hope that there are shoes at the bridge for you. Scrambled eggs too. You own a big piece of my heart Ty. I miss your shoe snatching and by the way, I am thankful that you had a thing for shoes and not underwear. Missing you! Love, Mommy


Author: 4myty

PA Have 7 1/2 yr old black Lab having front right leg amputated due to Osteosarcoma:( He is the best dog and we are so very sad this is happening to him. We really do not want to lose him. TY got his angel wings on April 16, 2014 . April 2006- April 2014 Run free my boy!,

5 thoughts on “8 weeks with wings”

  1. Oh Amy!

    I can totally understand how you would miss the “taking shoes” behaviour…Tucker actually waits when I get home so that I will take mine off and he can carry them around.

    Ty knows you love him and knows that you did all you possibly could for him – I hope it eventually gets a bit easier for you – perhaps another Lab 🙂

    Many hugs

    Linda and Tucker

  2. Lori, you and Ty vothown a big piece of earts. Amd you kw we smile with you as yousare these lovely memories…..and, we cry with you as you share these lovely memories.

    I’ve been wearing my “at home” flip flops ow that it’s warmer. I canot tell yo ow many times think of Ty when I put them on. Actually, it’s pprobably everytime!

    I love when you respnd to Nia’s blogs because I can see you “light up” because she is soooooo much like sweet Ty!! Hmmm….I think I smell Lab pupy breath somewhere in your future!

    Ne thing to try and hold o to aout those last months, okay? You saw them differently than Ty. Remember, he wasn’t “worrying”…he was just glad he was with you! He felt sooooooo loved and soooooo cared for! Even the times he was at the vets with those high fevers, he wasn’t “worrying”. And those brief times he didn’t care too mich whether he was home or not anyway…he was pretty darn tired and glad to rest. Vut his at home time with you… those were great times in Ty’s world!! EVERYDAY WAS A GOOD DAY WITH HIS BELOVED LORI!!! ALWAYS TRY AND REMEMBER THAT, OKAY?? Ty woud want you to, because it’s true!

    Thank yo so mich for continuing Ty’s legacy by, not nly stayingon the site, bt sharing these delightful memories he blessed you with! It brings us all comfort.

    We love you Ty Guy!!!!!! Enjoy the cascade of shoes you have with you now! I hope some are made out of chocolate!!

    LOVE to you Lori!

    Sally and Happy Hannah

  3. AND, thank you for always takingthe time tompost pictures!! His fur is always so shiny!

    Right ow this stupod tablet is only sowing me three of the four pics…I’ll be back…not missing anyour Ty! No siree!!

  4. I tried to write this earlier but it got blocked. Maybe my wrok server? Anyways … I know how hard this is and I know that feeling about feeling sad that his last couple of months sucked (I felt that way about Shelby too) but honestly, all they knew was love and PURE love. And Ty had sooooo much! So much love!

    Sending you so much love from me and know that I believe that Shelby and Ty are hanging around over the bridge… Shelby’s guarding the shoes that he brings to her!

    With love,

  5. Sending you lots of love and hugs. I know how you feel when you have a big big portion of your heart missing. Heart dog. I can feel your pain when you write the.

    I am glad Ty is sending you the signs he is around.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

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