Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
It's called the Premio Dardos award. Premio Dardos apprently means "prize darts" in Spanish and it is given for recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. (Please ignore the fact that I basically plagiarized that description from Blog Dog's post!) Being a relative newcomer to the blogosphere, I'm not even sure what it means to receive such an accolade but we're very grateful and send much love and thanks to our Irish BlogDog Friends!
In the meantime, we're preparing for our spring break trip to visit Tim's grandparents and that means Charlie is also heading out for a few days. Fortunately, Wendy the Trainer also runs a dog sitting service and I couldn't be more comfortable with someone caring for the wonder dog.
We've only left Charlie behind one other time and for that trip I was able to deliver Chuck to his care taker while Tim was in school. Not today. Today, after Charlie and I collected Tim from school we headed straight for Wendy's house to deliver Charlie and all his necessaries.
I wasn't sure how Tim was going to react to this scene. We'd been talking about it for days but you just never know how things will unfold. Tim knew Charlie wasn't going to go on our trip and he knew that he'd be staying with his friends Renegade, Zach and Jasper but when it came time to say goodbye, Tim lost it.
Of course it's horrible to see your little boy so sad but in some ways I'm so, so thankful for his reaction. He loves Charlie. Really loves him. And I love that he feels that way. While I'm really looking forward to our visit with my in-laws and enjoying some family togetherness, I will also look forward to Tim's reunion with his best friend.