Wednesday, 2 May 2012

What I'll remember: Vickie

I'm not sure I can put into words what I'll remember about Archie.

He was so full of love & life. Always so happy to see us - even if he then took off straight after, we got a tail wag first.

I'll remember how he'd always come you if you crouched down & called him, how he'd crowd in against you legs - & always seemed a little confused if you happened to be wearing a long skirt & he disappeared under it.

I'll remember the first time he got over the barrier (the very first year, when he was tiny & still sleeping inside), in the middle of the night & wouldn't go back to bed, wanting to sit in my lap instead. How when he was small, he'd climb into your lap the minute you sat down.

Picking him up & watching over the gate together, getting the inside of my elbow licked as soon as I started wearing short sleeves, playing in the long grass, watching him watch bubbles float away above his head, cuddles, sharing the red couch in the morning, even getting licked while holding him, I miss it all.

I just miss Archie & I'll remember him, always

Archie & I, September 2011

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