Life without the Storyhounds

When you’ve had dogs for a long time, it’s hard to accept their absence. As well as missing their individual personalities, you miss that canine presence in the home. There’s something magical about the presence of a dog. Mine used to sleep a lot, and I used to imagine they were visiting the astral plane hunting down ideas for my stories.

I also have the more practical problem of what to do with my blog now my Storyhounds have crossed the Bridge, as they used to ‘write’ most of my posts. That’s the trouble with a dog blog – what do you do when the dogs have gone?

This blog may have to evolve, but it’s not going away, so please stick with it if you can! I’d welcome your suggestions – what sort of posts would you like to see here?

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22 Responses to Life without the Storyhounds

  1. I suppose you have to reminisce until it’s time to get another dog πŸ™‚

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    • I hope it won’t be too long before that happens. πŸ™‚


      • Me too. Husband jokes about the post-Finbar era and keeps saying, he’ll be sorely missed, but…
        He has been a lot of hard work and physically a handful, but when he goes it will be like losing a limb. He’ll be thirteen soon and starting to slow down a bit ie doesn’t run around like a mad thing quite as much, as far, or as fast. I can’t imagine a daily routine that isn’t entirely centred on him.

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        • I know what you mean about losing a limb, they are so much part of our lives. And yes, they are hard work sometimes, but so worth it!


          • Depends what you look for in a dog. Everybody round here has got the same brown and white hunting spaniel. They are all ultra obedient, never go in the house, bark like crazy at anyone/anydog who goes past the house, but when they’re with their lord and master they keep shtum or else. They have no minds of their own. Sighthounds are just permanently crazy.

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  2. acflory says:

    Give it time, Annabelle, and just chat with us. That’s really what blogs are about, chatting with friends. -hugs-

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  3. I like the idea of chatting with us too Annabelle. Some lovely stories and pieces of inspiration can come from that and it helps you stay connected with friends from far away. Blogs tend to be organic and evolve over time xxx

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  4. I’ll stick around, Annabelle. You need to take a break until you’re ready for another furry friend. And I know it’s not easy to find a dog that ‘writes’ as well as Millie and Pearl. (β‰šα„Œβ‰š)β™‘

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  5. pollymacleod says:

    I like the idea of chatting too. And when you do get another dog it will be lovely to follow his/her progress πŸ™‚

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  6. Willow Croft says:

    Maybe it could be their adventures in the fairy realm… I’m so sorry, again…

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