October 7th 2012 10:20 am
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Dear Friends of Bacon, Beanie, Izzy & Ernie G.,
First, thank you all for all of the messages, cards, gifts left on all the pup's pages. As was the case when Ernie passed, it's completely awe-inspiring, the flood of sympathy and understanding from the best friends in the world.
Lots of people ask how we are doing. Ezra unfortunately is very stoic, and I try my best to show him how many people are writing to him and voicing their love and support. He deals with things by not dealing with things. He says, "I can't read that stuff, it makes me too sad."
But I wanted to share a story about Bacon...and how Bacon is doing....
So as many of you know, I have a craft room, and a work shop, as I'm working on little felty guys called Beebles and they live in a little miniature world, and they take up virtually all of my time, when I'm not doing house work and playing with the pups after working all day.
So I'm sitting in my craft room yesterday, and I hear a very familiar sound. It's the groaning sound that Izzy made whenever she stood up, or when you'd rub her belly, or she'd just let out a loud melodramatic groan every now and then.
I didn't want to admit it, but I'd heard it a couple times in the past week. Yesterday as I sat alone in the house, except for the dogs, working on a Beeble, I heard it. Izzy's distinctive groan.
Oh God No, I thought. This means one of two things. My depression and anxiety were now taking a decided down-turn. I was hallucinating. Hallucinations...great. What next? Or I thought, as I sat nervously needle-felting, listening for the next Izzy groan, the alternative would be that Izzy was haunting me.
Because hearing Izzy groan throughout the day, is not something I would find comforting. I was terrified.
I began frantically weighing in my mind which would be preferable, having hallucinations or being haunted, when Bacon comes trotting in.
He gives me his big Bacon smile, and then does his big front and back downward dog stretches, each time, emitting a long low Izzy groan. SOMETHING I have NEVER EVER heard him do prior to this last week.
I nearly died. He learned that from Izzy. I was so surprised, and touched and RELIEVED.
I couldn't wait until Ezra got home to tell him.
When I did he laughed and said, "yeah, this morning I found him laying in her spot on the couch when I woke up, with his head propped up on the arm, just like Izzy always laid."
Bacon loved his big sister so much. He seems like he is getting back to normal for the most part. But sweet baby Bakes has found the best way to honor his sweet sister Izzy, is to try to be just like her.
Hugs & Love to all of our friends...we are so grateful to all of you!
AND wishing our friends in Canada a very Happy Thanksgiving. May you all be blessed with love, health, happiness, and smooches from your pooches.
So very sweet.
Oh that Bakey! He knows just how to make things better!
That Bacon is one smart doggie!
Amazing what our babies learn to pick up. They know exactly what they are doing.
Such a sensitive little soul, that Bacon. We just love him!
Happy Thanksgiving to YOU from your Bakey it seems...he knows the right thing to do at the right time,sand wonderfur that he made sure you all knew about it, too!
(Nevfur underestimate the smarts going on in a pups head...)
Smart pup indeed!
That is so sweet. Hope it will comfort both you and Ezra.
Dogs r bery smart. We kno juss da wight fings tu du tu make our peoble habby. Bacon r a bery smart boy. He makes hims momma and daddy habby.
Bacon, me Luna wikes yu bery much. I fink yu are one smart pup.
Bacon sure is a sweet and smart pup.
Awww...dat's too sweet. He's tryin' to fill da hole Miss Izzy left by bein' like her... what a sweetie!
Aw, see? Izzy's right there in Bakey's li'l brudder heart, just like we told you!
Is da Izzy groan kinda like a sigh? Because I do this sigh/groan thing all the time. I learned it from momma's sister, Ally. Sometimes me and Ally both sigh at da same time and it drives momma nutso. It are real funny. One time momma told me to "stop sighing" and Ally got all mad because she thought momma was talking to her.
what a sweet story....you made mom's eye's leak!
Dat Bekey boi is such a smawt dawgie! He's helping keep sweet Izzy in eberywun's hearts. Yu go Backey boi!
Bakey wanted to make sure that he helps everybody thru their sadness with Miss Izzy gone. He knows she can't be here in person, so he's doing something that "makes her at least sound like she's here." Such a sweet boy.
Hi, Bacon! Condogulations on being a DDP, today!
aww...he loves his sister!!
Picturing Mel trying to decide what would be worse...hallucinations or haunting...just cracks me up. Oh I can totally relate. One time, when I lived alone, I heard a voice in the night that woke me up. I was trying to figure out who was talking to me...then I heard it again. I kid you not...it was saying "red rum" "Am I too old to develop schizophrenia?", I thought. Luckily, the 3rd time I heard it, I realized it was coming from my stomach.
Clearly, Bacon was sent from the Godfather of Sunset Road. He's there to make you smile when the smiling gets tough and to make you realize that no one we love is ever really gone in spirit. They're all around us and living on in those who loved them. Yup...Bacon clearly loved and admired Big Orange. He was meant to be a Beesun.
oooooooh, Mama are mad at Papa!!! Last night he told Mama that he would take me up to the norths with him this weekend, because clearly HE are Bacon's favoritest. MAMA said WHAT???? Papa said well he follows me all ovfur now just like Beanie does you.
That are cause you are stoopid Bacon. If Papa opens the shower door and calls you, you go in!!! What doggie in his right mind willingly goes into the shower??? OMD!!! BOL!
Aw, Bacon, you're just doing your job! Izzy knew how much daddy would miss her, and she asked you to step up, right? Tell your mommy to be happy she has a Beanie shadow! In our house, we're both daddy's boys!