Let me start by saying that writing this post is very difficult for me so please bear with me if I get very sentimental. I have lived in many places throughout the US, but there are two places in this country that really feel like home to me and they are: New York, where I spent a great deal of time with my aunts and cousins; and Maryland. where I figured out my passion for dogs. Because Cynthia got a job in Boston we had to move. Well, Cynthia moved late last year, I, on the other hand, just got here. Yes, I was doing my best not to move, but here I am in Boston.
I’ve been going back and forth from MD to MA because I had to put our house for sale and I’ll probably have to do a little more traveling until we sell it. The last time I was in MD, I went to Crofton, a neighborhood where I used to walk a gorgeous GSD named Luca. I took Alex with me and while she explored her surroundings all I felt was a great sense of loss and sadness. Yes, I was about to start crying, but then I saw Alex’s face.
I think, no, let me rephrase that, I know Alex sensed how I felt and she gave me this amazing look as if saying, “It’s ok mom. I know you don’t want to leave MD, but you know what? We may be back in the future. Please don’t look so sad.” Alex is a very special dog, I know all pet parents say that about their dogs, so add me to that list. But seriously, she is a special dog because she is very in tune with my moods. She knows when I am angry, many times before I do, sad or not feeling well.
Anyway, after our walk in Crofton, we went back home and continued to pack. As you can see, Alex was a lot of help. She was busy supervising my work and playing with her toy.
While I was loading our things in the car, Alex got all excited. To her a trip in the car is always fun. Seeing her enthusiasm made me think a lot while I was driving. Yes, I am going to miss the amazing pet parents and furry kids I met, the walks in the neighborhoods around Odenton, our house, the delicious pizza from Boli’s, and so much more, but there is a lot that we, as a family, will encounter in this new place and that is what I have to keep in mind every time I am homesick.
Don’t take me wrong, Boston is a beautiful place and I do like it, but I think it will take a bit of time getting used to it. I can’t and won’t say goodbye to Maryland. I’ll rather say, “See you later Maryland,” and leave it at that. Thanks to all the pet parents that trusted me with their furry kids and the best to all of you. Until I see you again, please take care of yourself and your canine companions.
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I live in Boston and for the rest of us here, I welcome you both! Change is good, and this sounds like an important stepping stone into your future. You’re both two beautiful souls and I wish you all the best as new city folk. You will find lots of hidden trails and spots throughout the city to call yours, and before you know it you’ll be clinging to the concrete ❤
Wow! I didn’t expect such a warm welcome. Thanks from my pack to yours. I am going to start exploring and you are right, in the future I may be crying because I don’t want to leave Boston. Again, thanks for such warm welcome and kind words.
Hope you guys are settling in well 🙂 *Beagley kisses*
Yes, we are. Thanks. Kisses for you too Beagley:-)
Beautiful post. Your home is wherever your dogs are. Take care!
Thanks and you know what? I should see it your way:-)
I wish you guys all the best in Boston! Hopefully your next stop is NC:)
pets are so in tune with our emotions. they are incredible creatures. i too miss living in the mid-atlantic. it was a tough place to leave, but thank goodness for our fur babies to make the transition easier. enjoy boston!
Hi Vanessa. Yes, our furry babies, in general, make things easier including transitions. Thanks.
It’s great that you and Alex have such a special connection… it helps a little to know that she understands what you feel (yes, I believe that dogs can do that) .
I totally do even the dogs that haven’t been trained to do so. They are amazing creatures:-)
Starting over again seems so difficult because it’s change and that always stretches the comfort zone, but when you do it like a dog, it’s a pawsome adventure to sniff out and savor. Best of luck in the new digs; try to think of home being where you’re at in that very moment. ❤