A new post was not written this morning.
Instead, I grabbed Toby's leash and my purse and we went for a car ride to City Park. We walked across the park to the dog park so Toby could play with other dogs. He played with a beagle, a dachshund, a few of black dogs of various sizes and mysterious ancestry, a pit bull/boxer. It's a hot day, and after about 45 minutes we walked back to the car. I drove to the locally owned pet store near our house. They welcome dogs into their store.
While there we selected a black kong wobble toy for "powerful chewers". We'll see how long it lasts. I also grabbed a rawhide chew to keep Toby busy while the kong was in the freezer.
The first thing Toby did when we got home was bury his rawhide chew. Apparently it wasn't ripe enough yet! Meanwhile I mixed a banana with peanut butter, stuffed the kong, and stuck it in the freezer.
Under the warm water in the shower I suddenly realized what had happened. I didn't really decide to give Toby a day full of his favorite activities.
But I had subconsciously absorbed the message from Blueberry's wonderful tribute:
Make the most of love today.
I hope you all spend the weekend doing the same. And to all of the bloggers who are grieving and struggling, the thoughts of your blog friends are with you.