It’s New Year’s Day. And though Stuart isn’t physically here to start our new year off with a bang, or in his case, with a s-l-o-w saunter or a Scottie waddle, he will always be with us.
Here’s proof. Look at this photo!
This little fellow was waiting for us when we returned from being away the week of Christmas. We had to get out of the house. There’s nothing worse than an empty house that was once filled with laughter, love and life with a Scottish Terrier.
But we can’t stay away forever. And that’s one of the reasons this little “Angel Stuart” brought such tears to our eyes the night we returned from our trip. There he was. Waiting for us all snug as a bug in a box that a nice neighbor noticed on our doorstep and safely stashed in our mailbox while we were away.
That was last Sunday night. Angel Stuart goes with me everywhere. I put him in my pocket and give him elevator rides between floors. Like we did with Stuart when he was either being stubborn or had trouble seeing the steps or trouble jumping off the sofa or bed. It’s hard to tell with a Scottie isn’t it? Whether it’s stubbornness or something else?
We pat Angel Stuart on the head, talk to him, give him kisses and love him. And, in true Stuart style, he never answers back. But the look in his eyes says it all.
Today we said to him, “Happy New Year little fella. It’s so nice to have you with us. Always.”