5.20.12 Fledglings

20 May

It is nearing the time that I have to let my little duckling fly on her own.  This weekend was Senior prom.  She is graduating high school soon and then she will be leaving to college,  I have spent years teaching my daughter to stand on her own, take responsibility, and fly.  It is just hard to close the chapter of childhood/parent and move into the next phase of the relationship.  Not that I don’t want to, I just miss the little girl.

Maybe that is why I have animals.  They may get older, but house pets are not able to be self reliant because of the situation. They depend on me for food, walking, things like that, and I like that.  Heck, I need that or I wouldn’t have 7 rescues I guess.

As the summer approaches I know that there are many changes on the horizon in my house. All the children will now be gone and it is just me, V, and the zoo. It helps to know that the animals will stick to the routine: feed, walk, cuddle, play, sleep (repeat). And me, well I will have to learn how to embrace the change….. maybe I’ll get another dog (NOT!)

   Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤


Posted by on May 20, 2012 in Dogs


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6 responses to “5.20.12 Fledglings

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    May 20, 2012 at 09:20

    I don’t hate the idea of another dog…… 🙂

    Love and licks,

    • dogdaz

      May 20, 2012 at 09:26

      As long as he can be as cute as you Cupcake

  2. hutchagoodlife

    May 20, 2012 at 18:20

    Whee pets are reliable like that. Whee will never stop loving AND needing where are hooman children stop needing but never stop loving. What funny creatures hoomans are.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy

    • dogdaz

      July 23, 2013 at 14:50

      Yes – we humans are weird – for sure

  3. Jessica

    May 23, 2012 at 00:08

    What a touching post! My parents are going through something similiar as we speak: their youngest child enlisted in the army and is now in the middle of her second week of bootcamp in Missouri. It is the empty nest syndrome BIG TIME! Great idea about getting a dog…though I have a feeling my mom and dad would prefer the have grand-dogs (like Miss Taylor) instead of more “children”. 😉

    • dogdaz

      July 23, 2013 at 14:49

      Separation is always hard. Hope they find what fills the void

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