I miss my Griffy Magoo!  Baaaahaaahaaha :*(  And being here with my mom is making me miss him more because she misses him so much.  Griffy is happily spending the month with our cousin and her two dogs in Atlanta, roaming in and out of her lovely garden and napping on the cold kitchen tiles as he likes to do.  (Thank you C. Hind!)  He is happy, I know.  But it doesn’t make me miss him any less.

Saying goodbye to my Griffy was the hardest goodbye I had to make when I left the states.  If some of you guys reading this aren’t dog people, you may not understand this, (and then I don’t understand you – that’s a whole other subject! LOL) but Griffy was my rock.  We were like peas and carrots, cookies and milk, he and I.

I got him as a puppy in 2004 and we’ve been joined at the hip ever since – until my departure in March.  It seems crazy that I’ve been gone so long and have adjusted to life without my dog.  I never thought I’d be able to live a day without my Griffy Magoo and his low tide breath. Honestly, I did not think I could make it without him.  It’s been a difficult adjustment.  But here we are in October, 7 months gone, and I’m ok, but I’m still missing him.  It’s not as difficult as it was in the beginning, but dammit it still hurts.

I wish he could somehow read my blog and know that I was thinking about him and that I miss him every day.  Although if I am wishing for things that aren’t possible, I may as well wish he could fit in my backpack and travel with me.  I’m not entirely sure he would enjoy the trip though, so far away from the comfortable life he knows…  Hmmm, he probably wouldn’t have done so well with the monkeys in India or the camels in Israel.  Yeah, ok Eryn, not your best idea.

Anyhow, I just thought I’d put some of my favorite pictures up of my boy – my Griffy Magoo :*(  I miss you every day!

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He always finds a way to be more comfortable than everyone else

20140313_073223Last night cuddling with my boy

IMG_2783 “I just called to say I love you!”

IMG_2779“Mom, look, I caught you a lobster!”  (Mark R. he still has his special Key West toy)

IMG_0072“Really mom, is this costume really necessary for the 4th of July?”

IMG_2745“Mom, I’m tired of being in this car – why are you taking me to Atlanta anyway?”

20140313_001711“I’ll just be right over here waiting on you mom – I’ll be napping.”

IMG_2284Kayaking in Key West with my boy – good times 🙂


“Open your eyes, look within.  Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” ~ Bob Marley “Go on mom, go on out into the world, I’ll be ok.”IMG_2076

“Do you have a snack for me?”IMG_1863

Morning commuteIMG_0529

Griffy reflects on the perfect dayIMG_0658

“Awe mom, another picture?”IMG_0898

Yes, I am that woman that will take her dogs to Home Depot…  But only occasionally and only in Key West.  LOLIMG_1472

OMG they’re so freakin’ cute I can’t stand it…  Man I miss that Tess girl.IMG_0220

Griffy always was a good cuddlierIMG_0448

Griffy has this weird habit of sucking on stuffed animals – somehow he always finds the ass end…. My boy is an ass man, what can I say. IMG_0041

“Enough with the props mother.”gmagoo

“Is it dinner time mom?”  DSC02285

On our way to the Christmas paradegriffypuppymailboxedited

Ok, ok, I know I’m bias, but he really is the most adorable doggy!!!

“Mom, do you have an extra fry for me please?”IMG_2272_2

“So, you’re telling me I shouldn’t jump in after the fish?”IMG_2333

We visited my dad when I went home to Pensacola last Thanksgiving.  Wow, that’s been almost a year already – unbelievable!IMG_2366

See, see, ass end of that squirrel!312723_112734898842810_280491431_n

“Yay, yay, yay, we’re going to the doggy beach!”1970685_10202702204227849_80208163_n

Last night with my boy – he didn’t even know what was happening.  Even though I talked to him about it on several occasions…  Of course everyone understands you talk to your dog.  482375_10200413294726542_2065715800_n

Oh geez it was so hard to let this precious little girl go.  But she’s happy with her daddy now, although I’m sure she misses me and Griffy.  We miss you too Tess girl!327792_2992047651826_571029979_o

“Uncle Jerry, c’mon, just one more Frito, please!  Please!”429760_2845184060328_97110842_n

The kids loved that I made this special ‘bark-a-lounge’ for them in my old mini – they really did love it, they told me!381939_2728858352258_219647655_n“Tess, I really would appreciate it if you would move away from me!  Go on now, go!”

“Ahhh yes, the perfect day at the beach.”1934392_1132477003722_6451831_n

Wow, ok, this must’ve been like 2005 or 2006.  Who can guess where this is taken?  A few of you readers will recognize it – this is at Marina View 58 in Cape Coral not long after we finished it.  Wow, that seems like 3 lifetimes ago.  1934392_1132539725290_4699941_n

Ok, this was, ummmm, 2010 – my first Facebook profile pic actually

“This is ridiculous mother!  Good thing I love you!”

“Thanks for gettin’ us a doggy bike mom – you’re the best!”
397741_2728851912097_860781162_n“Oooh, just pull up over here, I see a big iguana I need to check out!” IMG_1401

“No, I will not move for your business meeting, I’m quite comfortable here.”IMG_2048

“Pupcicles, pupcicles, pupcicles – Yeah, yeah, mom, bring me one!”


Griffy picked out the hot pink seat covers – promise!

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