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Charlize has a new buddy, Chloe. I wrote previously about my Denver friend’s tiny dog. She, reportedly weighs five pounds, I doubt she tips the scales at much more than four.  My friend and Chloe recently returned with me to Edmonds in Old Blue. We visited Mount Rushmore, Great Falls and other interesting spots along the way. The two dogs, Mutt and Jeff, formed a bond along the way. Here’s Chloe in possession of her owner’s couch:

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Charlize likes Chloe and they play well together but she is also jealous. Chloe left her bed to peruse other interests and this was the result:

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The two of them invented a game involving one of Chloe’s toys, a hollow rubber ball with another squeaky ball inside. Chloe grabs the ball and runs all over my house daring Charlize to take it from her, hiding under chairs and beds where Charlize can’t reach.  Eventually Charlize corners her and takes possession, then teases by retiring to her bed and pretending she doesn’t want the ball, but snatching it up again when Chloe gets close.

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Chloe and my friend flew back to Denver a couple of days ago and Charlize is very quiet, almost depressed since they left. I have also been depressed, but for a different reason.  After eight months of procrastination I am removing Rosalie’s clothes from the four closets they occupied and bagging them up for transport to a charity that can put them to good use.  She was a discerning shopper and purchased good stuff, but rarely got rid of anything. I found some clothes I remember her wearing in the seventies. She must have thought she would be able to get back into them and/or the styles would regain their popularity. In any case it’s not an easy chore, but one I know I must face down.

I had a long talk with our oldest son last night, about how difficult it is for me to get rid of her clothes. He confessed that he still has emotional problems when he and his family visit me, too much of his mother is still in the house. He is still grieving too. When does it become easier?

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