It's been a couple of weeks since I last posted about Leary ("Bubby") dog. As much as I miss him, think about him constantly, and still can't quite believe he's gone (Thursday will be 4 weeks), I know that he can't be the only thing I talk about - here or elsewhere. It's been really healing to have Robbie home for the past few days, because he's feeling a lot of the same things that I am, and it's comforting to be able to talk to each other about it. And although I still have at least one episode of tears on a daily basis, we're finally getting to the point where we can laugh at the stories and memories that we were lucky enough to share with this amazing dog.
When I posted about losing Leary, I mentioned that I'd been thinking about writing a book about him one of these days. I wasn't kidding either. That dog had a pretty remarkable story and life, and he was unlike any pet I'd ever had or met. I'm not sure when or if a book will actually happen (maybe if I acquire a team of worker robots to free up my schedule), but I have been brainstorming for a project I'll be doing sometime in the next month. Bubby traveled - and lived - all over the country, and there are hundreds of people he called friends. Sooner than later, I plan to compile stories from friends and family who knew him for a special tribute. Because Bubby was such a big part of this blog, I'll be asking you guys for contributions as well. The majority of you never met him in real life, but the comments I've received from you regarding his life and passing made me realize just how many people were touched by him. I'm also working on ways to help other senior dogs and rescue dogs through the project.
In the meantime, if you'd like to help senior dogs in need, check out this post that I wrote a few weeks ago. I highlighted two incredible organizations that specifically cater to old dogs that have been abandoned or are otherwise homeless.
Bubby will always be a huge part of my life. I'm so grateful that he was the inspiration behind this blog and my line of art, because it's a way for me to keep his memory alive. Thank you all again for the love and support you showed us after he passed (and extra big thanks to those of you who donated!). I can't wait to share happy stories from his life with you guys soon! And if you have a beloved pet of your own, hug him or her extra hard for Bubby today. :)