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Its an eventful day for us.

My started school again and he is now in Year 1. He is bouncing and skipping while going to school excited.

And I am happy too that when we arrived it like we never stopped school really as his classmate is the same warm bunch.


When I got home I was greeted with a bad news that our dog Benson died. He is old to be honest but death is always hard isnt it.
I was telling my sister there about my fear that the dogs will forget about me. That when I go back they wont remember me anymore.
Now 4 of our dogs died. I guess I dont have to worry about it. Because I dont think any of them will still be there when I get back if I get back.

I dont even have a photo of him.

But in my mind he is there. Etched, tattoed. I wish I can hug him before he will be burried but I dont think its possible. I am trying very hard to imagine his soft body. His smell. His brown fur. The sound that he makes when he likes the hug and the huff that he makes when its too much.


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Sep. 3rd, 2015 07:43 pm (UTC)
So glad that Sebastian's first day back went so well but so sorry for your loss with Benson. He sounds like a wonderful dog. Sending virtual hugs your way x
Kim Carberry
Sep. 3rd, 2015 07:53 pm (UTC)
Aww! Lovely photo! Sebastian looks very smart and so grown up. I hope he had a great day at school.
Sending hugs! I am so sorry about your dog xxx
Sep. 4th, 2015 06:12 am (UTC)
so sorry for your loss, the world has a weird way of putting new beginnings and endings together, hope Sebastion had a great day at school x
Sep. 4th, 2015 07:34 am (UTC)
Hugs x yes, death is always sad but you'll always have your memories of them. And glad that back to school is now welcoming and a part of life to embrace. And like the new look :)
Sep. 4th, 2015 10:29 am (UTC)
Aww I am so sorry to hear about your dog lovely, so sad you didnt get to see him again, hold on tight to your memories. Glad your sons first day back at school went well though! Xx
Sep. 4th, 2015 02:07 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about Benson. Glad Sebastian had a good first day back at school. (Visiting from weekend blog hop) - Silly Mummy at R is for Hoppit
Sep. 4th, 2015 03:07 pm (UTC)
Great news that Sebastian is happy to be back at school. So sorry to hear about Benson though, losing a pet is never easy x
Sep. 4th, 2015 03:37 pm (UTC)
Really sorry to hear about Benson, dogs really are like one of the family. Glad that Sebastian enjoyed his first day back though! Christine @afamilyday #pocolo
Sep. 4th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear your lose, it.can be hard but it is ok to grieve but at least you know that he.had a long.and happy life.
I'm so pleaed you.son has settled.right back into his school life and he looks very grown up in his picture :) X
Sep. 4th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss losing a pet is so hard as they are like part of the family :(
Sep. 4th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about Benson and I am so glad to hear that Sebastians first day went well. Take care of yourself. Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo x
Clairejustine oxox (Clairejustineoxox)
Sep. 5th, 2015 10:28 am (UTC)
I am so sorry to hear about Benson :(Bless I know how hard it is when your dog dies ...

Aww glad you son had a lovely first day back :)

Thanks for sharing at the weekend blog hop..
Mrs Tubbs
Sep. 5th, 2015 07:16 pm (UTC)
I hope that the next week's at school go as well as this one and he's still skipping at the end of year1. I'm sorry for your loss as well.
Sep. 6th, 2015 08:32 am (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry to hear this, Merlinda. I still miss my dog so much, and I know how tough it is to lose them. May he rest in peace x Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
Sep. 6th, 2015 10:12 am (UTC)
Oh Merlinda,

What a bittersweet week. Your young man looking so smart and confident ready for school and the saddest news from home. Sending love & hugs xox
Sep. 6th, 2015 12:24 pm (UTC)
I am so glad that your son had a great first day back at school! I am so very sorry to hear about Benson
Sep. 6th, 2015 06:06 pm (UTC)
So sorry for the loss of your dog. Dogs are a big part of the family. I'm so glad going back to school went well. What an emotional day for you x x
Sep. 7th, 2015 09:36 am (UTC)
Sounds like your son is happy to be back at school. Sorry to hear about your dog, always sad x
Lizzie Woodman
Sep. 7th, 2015 11:22 am (UTC)
So sorry to hear about your dog :-( But, I'm glad that your little boy enjoyed his first day back x #WotW
Cascia Talbert
Sep. 8th, 2015 05:10 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that your dog died. I hope your little boy has a great school year.
Mary Denman
Sep. 9th, 2015 03:23 am (UTC)
So sorry Merlinda! Praying for you. Loss is hard. But I know you'll make it. :)
Sep. 9th, 2015 08:58 am (UTC)
Such a shame about the dog lovely sorry, but brilliant how much your little man enjoys school!
Thanks for linking up to #Picknmix
Stevie x
Sep. 10th, 2015 06:23 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm sorry to hear about your dog, how was :( I'm glad Ethan had a good first day back. Thanks for linking to #picknmix
alissa apel
Sep. 11th, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC)
Back to School
I'm glad your son is happy to go back to school. We've been in school for 5 weeks now. Crazy!

We just had a fish die, but that's nothing compared to a dog. I'm so sorry for your loss!
Sep. 11th, 2015 01:46 pm (UTC)
Oh, sorry for your loss. I really liked your tribute to Benson. It's always sad when pets pass away.
Sep. 16th, 2015 03:02 pm (UTC)
Hope you son is settling into Year 1 well. Mine has also just gone into Year 1. So sorry to hear about your dog. They are part of the family aren't they? We were very upset when ours passed away x
Sep. 20th, 2015 08:47 am (UTC)
It is the hardest thing for us that our lives are so much longer then theirs are. *hugs*
Oct. 10th, 2015 10:37 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that your boy is doing great at school but I'm so sorry about the loss of your beloved dod. It is so sad when this things happens. We used to have 2 cats that were siblings. They were our little boys as we had them before we got our girls. A couple of years ago one of them died as it has a genetic problem. It was so sad. Also the other cat felt incredibly lonely after this. Thanks God now things are much better and the only cat left is our beautiful boy and we love him so much!! Thank you so much Merlinda for linking up with me at #KCACOLS. I would love if you join me again tomorrow. :-) x
Oct. 10th, 2015 11:55 am (UTC)
Its great that your boy started year 1 with no problems (Our eldest just did the same and like you, we were lucky that all was great).

Rest In Peace Benson, from your words he sounds like a lovely dog. I hate losing pets and am not afraid to say as a man I have shed tears. They are the best companions ever, and truly members of the family. Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS
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