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Symmetry - 1460 days - Sing With Me If It's Just For Today...
If I should fall behind, Guyster, wait for me.
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Symmetry - 1460 days
I knew when I picked up Steve on Christmas Eve that we’d only be together for the holidays; his impending ear surgery required him to return to his foster family. Just as we started to slip into a comfortable routine, back he went. I’ve emailed and phoned his foster mom several times since New Years Day, the last time I saw him.

Her reports were increasingly grim––not that he wouldn’t recover as right as rain, but rather his return would be delayed by weeks. The surgery went well, and when I spoke with her last weekend, she predicted I could pick him up sometime in early February. While the surgery went very well, she told me, he needed time to get the underlying infection controlled.

That’s why I was so surprised and delighted when she called me on Wednesday and said that Steve was all better. She asked if I could pick him up on Saturday, January 21st. I just about busted out crying.

I can’t imagine a day when I need him more than I do today, and I’m waiting for the cable guy to come fix an ongoing problem before I drive out to the high desert to have my new black-furred friend hop into the back of the Explorer. We’ll drive home, and I imagine he’ll remember me and the house and the warm comfort we shared while curled up on the couch together.



Thank you, Billy, thank you for everything.

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backawayslowly From: backawayslowly Date: January 21st, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
beautiful. Timing really is everything.
tedwords From: tedwords Date: January 21st, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Enjoy that handsome doggie of yours. And may your cable guy be a handsome one!
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guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Steve is so good! We had a great weekend together.
creactivity From: creactivity Date: January 21st, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes I run out of things to say but feel like I should say these non-things anyway.
stutts From: stutts Date: January 21st, 2006 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yup.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Maybe movie and dinner soon?
creactivity From: creactivity Date: January 23rd, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, please!
fairy From: fairy Date: January 21st, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can hardly type this through tears that have filled my eyes. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I hope Steve give you lots of doggy hugs and cuddles today when you get home with him. He was definitely meant to be with you. Today, especially.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Steve is a gift. He's such a sweet, good boy. And a real cuddler.
shawnsyms From: shawnsyms Date: January 22nd, 2006 02:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Thinking of you, Terry.

And yes, what a very sweet picture of Billy.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's so super cute in that picture. We were out at a club, and there was a photographer who was taking "studio" shots and he zeroed in on Billy. Billy got shy and started to back away, but I pushed him there, and I'm glad I did.
shawnsyms From: shawnsyms Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes. It's a very sexy shot!

:0)
From: kelly_green Date: January 22nd, 2006 03:17 am (UTC) (Link)
yay! so happy for you and steve.
poodler From: poodler Date: January 22nd, 2006 03:54 am (UTC) (Link)

Thinking of you, kid

Hugs there kiddo. Maybe next year you'll be posting a photo of yourself and Steve. I hope today brings back a flood of memories of the happier moments before 1/22/02.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thinking of you, kid

I'll post a photo of Steve and me sooner than that, but I know what you mean. I just love showing pictures of Billy.
From: (Anonymous) Date: January 22nd, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are such a cutey pie. I have to write a poem aout yous ome day.
lapalomita From: lapalomita Date: January 22nd, 2006 05:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can't imagine being without my Lola, so I'm very happy to hear you're going to be reunited with your four-legged friend so soon =o)

Billy looks like an innocent little boy in that photo. :oD
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was an innocent little boy, and you're right. The picture captures that.

Thank you, hon. I haven't been on here a lot lately, but I hope things are going great for you.
petulant From: petulant Date: January 23rd, 2006 07:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I read this yesterday and have been thinking of you ever since. I hope you came out okay.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: January 23rd, 2006 09:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm okay, and I think your bangs look seriously cute.

Thank you for thinking about me.
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