Dear readers, I hope you’ll hang in there for one more non-food related post before I get back to cooking up healthy stuff for you in the Whole Kitchen. This one’s not so sad, I promise.
I feel like I don’t even have the words to describe what this week has been like in our house. Losing our beloved Turbo last Sunday remains among the hardest days of our adult lives. We hunkered down on Monday to be at home and grieve, so as not to scare our co-workers with our tearful blubbering. But really, that just meant that we blubbered on Tuesday in front of our very kind and empathetic co-workers. We’ve been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for us on the blog, Twitter, Facebook and in person with friends stopping by, calling and checking in. It’s times like these that we realize that the world really IS full of good people.
While we miss Turbo deeply, we quickly realized that we cannot abide the empty dog bed and the sudden silence in our home. I feel untethered and restless without the scheduled dog walks punctuating each day…I’m as bound and comforted by routines as dogs, it seems. So Tuesday afternoon, we sent in our application Greyhounds Only to adopt another greyhound. And on Saturday morning, we drove to Wisconsin to meet a few hounds and to see if there was one that might be a good fit for our family. Joining us on the adventure was our friend Erika and her very brave pug, Oswin.
Her name is Miracle, and by the feel of this match, I think she’s going to live up to that big name. She’s a petite, young girlie, weighing in at only 55lbs (Turbo was 70lbs). Fawn with a dusty mask on her face, she’s got liquid amber eyes and a tail that she curls up and waves around with joy when she’s with people. More than anything, it was her calm, steady presence that clicked with us. I hope she’ll be happy in our home…we’re sure glad to have her joining the family.
More than anything, we feel Turbo’s blessing on this match – how could we not with a hound named Miracle?! It’s as if he sent her straight to us…and maybe he did. Thanks, again, Turbo for being our hound for seven amazing years and helping us find a Miracle.
One more photo of our happy boy, Summer 2010.
Thanks to Lynne Liliedahl for sending us this great photo of Turbo.