A dog in the house again. Felt familiar. But so different. An introduction was called for.
I "spoke" to Pilot about letting Ray-Ray borrow some of her blankets and bowls while rescue worked out. She had to know I would never assume, never ride roughshod over her preciousness.
So, I asked for Pi's permission. To let Ray Charles sit on her spot next to the table, watch me from her place next to the kitchen, rest on her beds, sniff through her yard. Pi was watching over him, and me. Her presence is wall to wall, she permeates all the house, this is her home, always.
black, missing one eye.
What better name?
Have a good life Ray-Ray.
Pilot understood, allowed me to not feel guilty. Might have seen this coming. And wished us well. And so, with Pi's blessing, I gave Ray Charles the hugs he needed. The closeness we both craved. So familiar, so different.
big thanks to Love Leo Rescue for saving Ray Charles and Gerald Weinman for photos
Ballot measure Yes on Prop 2 (confinement of chickens, pigs & veal calves) changed my life. Much of what you see on My Story Tails comes from that change.
The People Have Spoken: YES! on Prop 2 - http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2008/11/prop2-victory.html