I’ve been trying to publish a post in this blog for several months or more, but after such a long time away from writing, the endeavor is challenging.
An honorable mention of Ruthie Mae, a wonderful dog, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2014 and now lives in my memories, feels like a good place to start.
Ruthie named this blog, “dogkisses,” with slight little kisses on my arm each time I reached for her bag of food. She was forever a tender heart. So sensitive. So sweet. Ruthie’s kisses felt like snowflakes melting on my skin.
Not long after Ruthie passed, my late friend, Laurie, a former fellow blogger who lived with chronic illness, also passed away.
I was sad. I also had to move. Again. Life has been hard.
My writer’s voice seemed to have vanished for a while, but after settling into a new apartment, which meant that I could finally sleep, I gradually found myself making notes on random sheets of paper.
Also during my online absence, the bond I’ve always had with my blog and the blogging community as well, never abandoned my mind or heart, which I think is pretty cool.
Aside from the logistics of moving and an extreme backlash of severe pain from fibromyalgia, during and after my son and I moved two apartments, twice, I became exhausted. Utterly exhausted.
There is a lot I could say about the past two years and what led to my long absence, but that would take a while and more energy than I have today.
For now, I’d like to introduce you to my new and most special friend, Roscoe! He’s a beautiful dog. I don’t have many photos uploaded to this computer yet, but soon I’ll show you his beautiful hound-dog spots and multi-color coat.
I’m pretty sure Roscoe is a mix of German Shorthaired Pointer and Bluetick Coonhound. His face reminds me of a Husky. His eyes are an unusual green. He has wonderful long legs, enabling him to run fast and climb high too! He’s a thin guy, but some of us just can’t catch a pound or two for long.
As I write, Roscoe reminds me only of a hound dog. Whining all the time 😉
Roscoe and I have had a truly amazing journey together since we met at a rural shelter in April, 2016. I hope to soon tell you about our adventures and for various reasons,
a few several misadventures as well.
With luck and determination, I shall return soon. Fingers crossed. Thanks for visiting dogkisses!