I had something else written for this swap, but then, tragedy struck and I decided to go a different route.
My subject is "What has made you laugh lately" and it was submitted by The Lieber Family Blog. I'm going to jump right into it.
Here are the links to the other participants:
If you've read my blog for the past almost 2 years, you know all about Pi. He's a fantastic dog, one that filled our hearts with a ton of joy and love.
And lots and lots of laughter.
|Pi's shelter picture|
|Pi and Boy Child|
|Lil Bit and Pi watching Shark Week|
|Girl Child, Pi and Boy Child watching a movie|
One of his very favorite things to do was cuddle up with the kids and watch TV. He loved when he got to snuggle with them and just hang out with them.
|Ella, Lil Bit and Pi taking a nap|
Or nap with them.
He sat in on our family meetings or lectures that were given to the kids. We were never sure if he did this because he was guilty of something or just there for support for them or us. But he was ever present, sitting in a chair like he was a human, listening intently and chiming in when he felt the need.
He lived for car rides. He loved getting to go one them and insisted on sitting up front.
|Pi going on a car ride|
In February, we took him and Ella to the groomer and Pi to the vet to get his rabies shot. On the way home, he climbed up front and insisted on sitting on my lap. So here we are, going down the road in a Toyota Corolla with me in the front seat holding my 80lb big baby in my lap. It HAD to be a hilarious sight!
He loved lazy days with The Hubs, watching football and eating unhealthy snacks and just lounging around. Nothing made Pi happier than getting to hang out with his best friend and veg.
|He's ready for some football|
He also liked to try to "help" me with my schoolwork, often telling me the wrong answers because...well....he's a dog. But he liked to just hang out next to me and watch me do my work.
|Let's get this math homework done, Mom!|
He seemed to "get" my thing about dogs and wet noses. It's a comfort thing. He seemed to know that if I was upset, because he'd come press his nose against me. Or he would jump up with his paws on my leg and look at me. When I'd turn my head to look at him, he'd press his nose against mine. He was sweet like that.
|Such a beautiful dog.|
His favorite thing of all though?
Naps! He loved naps.
|Pi and Ella napping|
|Pi and Kitty G napping|
|Pi stretching out and napping|
Pi was the most amazing dog ever and there will never be another dog like him. All of us are a little bit lost right now, because on Monday, 4/4, we lost this amazing creature. Immediately, our house felt a little empty, the silence a little deafening. Ella is lost, looking for him in all the usual places. She doesn't understand where he is, just that she smells him all over the house. Kitty G meows for Pi, looking for his sparring partner. We come home and don't hear his bark. We don't hear the thud of his paws when we walks. I don't have him around to dance with anymore. The Hubs doesn't have him around to bark at him when he (The Hubs) has a dish towel.
We all are.
But there are so many amazing and wonderful memories of him. So many reasons to smile at the thought of him. There will be a day when talking about him doesn't have that sting, but his memory will be with us forever.
RIP Pi Guy. We love you so much and miss you more than you know.