Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The heart feels what the heart feels…

As most of you already know, my husband lives in Abu Dhabi. For the geographically challenged, that is on the other side of the world. It's been a year now, and while I have been to visit several times, it’s not the same as living together. In short, it bites.

Luckily, we have Skype and are able to see and talk to each other every single day. I do enjoy our visits and time my activities accordingly. I say that like I actually do  stuff. When really? he’s getting home from work around the same time I’m waking up in the morning.

This morning, I woke up, eager for our morning chat and a no-holds-barred game of scrabble. But he wasn’t there. Instead, was this email, with the subject line of “I’m Sorry”.

This can’t be good.

I know the timing of this email couldn't be worse and I should be 
telling you this at least over the phone.  I know that you have been 
eagerly arranging for your trip over here and I really appreciate it.

Our time apart has been a difficult period for both of us and I am 
without words as to what I have to tell you....so, I will do my best.

I have found someone else that is as equally loving and loyal as 
you...only there are no long plane rides or oceans between us. 

Today, I was introduced to the most beautiful Dalmatian I've ever seen.  

GOTCHA didn't I!

This unnamed beauty was abandoned at the American Vet Clinic.  He and 
I took the most wonderful walk at lunch today.  He peed on each and 
every tree and wagged his long white tail and smiled the whole time.  
He was such a good walker and didn't pull one single time.

When I returned him to the clinic, he asked me if I would come back 
again tomorrow and I promised him I would.

Our relationship will be a short one as he will probably be 
transported to the main shelter in the next few days.  But, between 
now and then, we will see each other whenever we can.

I told him I couldn't keep him because I live in a girl house and my 
girls probably wouldn't like him.  He asked if he got neutered and 
became half female if that would make any difference...this pulled at 
my heart strings since I know from first hand experience what it is 
like to be neutered.  I told him to just enjoy the time we have 
together but that I am already spoken for by three other girls.

Just thought you might want to know that I got to walk a dog today.

I love you and would never replace you (or the girls).

Whew! I dodged a bullet there!

When his office moved next door to the vet clinic, he stopped in the next day to ask if he could walk the dogs. They didn’t have any at the time, but told him to stop in any time. He’s been a regular nuisance back several times, with no luck. I’m so glad he finally got to walk a dog.

Speaking of dogs, the sun is shining today with the hope of spring and my dogs have already noticed. I suppose I should get up from here and take them for a w-a-l-k.


  1. It's raining here this morning and I'm wondering how you walk 3 puppies in the rain?? This walking dogs and arranging schedules has been the hardest part for me. Just when I get it all figured out the two short ones will go to live with the GRAND~girls! Yay!!!

    Oh and bless his heart for wanting to walk dogs and for really missing the 3 of you.

  2. Dawn, my heart STOPPED as I read this! Holy crap. What a sense of humor your hubby has ... (You're going to get him back, right? Please say yes).

  3. Dawn, I just broke out in flop sweat. I'm relieved, but I need to go change now!

  4. Lona got to go for a walk after work yesterday. She really, really appreciated it. Hope you get to walk your girls.

    What a sweet story. I'm glad your husband finally got to walk a dog. I'm sure they both needed it.

  5. I teared up at his beautiful words. He must be a very sweet man, how lovely to get such a thrill from walking a dog because he misses you all so much. How lovely.

  6. Holy Smokes! That borders on cruel! I hope you're reallllly good at getting revenge. If not, maybe you should make a contest for ideas to get him!!

  7. That little joke...ha ha...made my heart drop. Maybe as the wife of a road warrior I'm too sensitive.

    How did that make you feel?

    My husband often thinks he's funny when he's not. All the girls just roll their eyes and tell him that's mean.

  8. Okay, first I would punch him.

    And then I would kiss him. Cute little jerk.

  9. Here's hoping the dalmatian finds a nice home - no, NOT MY HOUSE!

  10. Okay, that was freaking me out! That's not a nice trick.

    The weather has been beeyootiful here this week! We've been outside every day after school.


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