We have a new family member. Her name is Peony. She is a mix of something but we don't know what. We don't know what her parentage is, but that is okay. I have mixed feelings in a way about this. I do much better with a dog. I need to lower my anxiety and petting and hugging her will completely help but I also grieve for Maisy. This lovely, little, 10 pound dog needed a home and we needed her so basically, we are a good fit that way. She has explored the house and seems to like us. She is a furniture jumper so we will work on that. She seems to like Heather BT and I a lot. Tomorrow will be my first day with her by myself. I am looking forward to it. She is a good girl so far. Q seems to be getting along well with her too. Peony is learning to come when called. She gets a treat when she does. Eventually, she won't need this but right now she does. I don't think I will ever get over Maisy, as she was my first love, but I think I have enough room in my aching heart for this lovely, little dog named Peony.
Painwise - grief has taken a toll on my body. My headaches have been torturous this week. Simply torturous. My body aches, my head aches, I don't think there is much on me that doesn't ache. It is so unfair. My heart aches for Maisy and my body physically aches for Maisy. It has been a week since our little furbaby left us and went to Heaven. I miss her so much.
I hope someday I won't hurt so much, but I never will forget that beautiful, sweet, little Maisy girl, NEVER. I will love her forever.