Saturday, April 12, 2014
I live on a farm in southern Oklahoma and we have coyotes , bobcats, deer , wild turkey , etc. My 5 yo chihuahua went on walk with me on our farm, as we always do once or twice a day, along with my 2 other dogs ( shih tzu and large chow/lab mix). They all love to go on our walk and that is motivating for me.! On Thursday evening we all took off walking and my chihuahua took off in the pasture away from us. She has been venturing away from me and other 2 dogs lately. She looks for rabbits to chase. I called and called her and she didn't return with us. I did the walk again looking for her to no avail. Didn't sleep well Thursday night thinking she would come home. I started looking for her again when the sun came up on Friday morning and found her body near the barn. I think a coyote probably got her. Yesterday, after finding her and burying her....I felt drained and so sad. Yesterday I did not turn to food for comfort. Over the 40 years on the farm we have had many animals ...it is never easy to lose one. We loved her as she brought such joy to our house. Since I have this weight issue , I noticed I did not turn to food for comfort. I'm so sad ...but , I'm handling my sorrow without food. Love to my sparkfriends for thoughts and prayers.