Saturday, July 2, 2016

Good luck Jeff and Myrtle!

Jeff and Myrtle
Yesterday our friend Jeff and his Chihuahua-Beagle (Cheagle) Myrtle  headed west to Colorado. Jeff is going back to school to become a pastry chef and school is in Boulder. 
  Jeff and I (Rob) have known each other for 20 years, and we've always lived in the same place. Jeff was the Best Man at our wedding in June 2009 and we've always been best of friends. So, it's a bittersweet time for us and we will miss them both terribly, but email, social media and phones make it easy to stay in touch. 

Last night, our friend Janice flew into Washington, DC to help Jeff with the driving to Colorado. We all got to have a nice dinner together before they hit the road for the first part of their journey. 
Tom, Rob, Jeff and Janice

Personally, I (Rob) have always been living in the same area with Jeff for almost the last 20 years, and we've always been there for each other. When Jeff, Janice and Myrtle pulled off on the first leg of their trip, it was emotionally tough. I feel an emptiness inside and we both feel sad knowing that we just can't see Jeff on the weekend anymore.

  Here are some pics from this past week where Jeff watched our kids one night when we went away and others when Myrtle stayed here during the week. We know that Dolly, Franklin and Tyler will also miss running around with Myrtle in the backyard. They did leave a lasting impression on her, though- Jeff said that our kids taught Myrtle how to bark! 

Tyler, Dolly, Jeff (dog sitting!)



Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next