Monday, March 12, 2012

To the Park with Bee!

I don't have a whole lot to report on the whole ghostly encounters thing tonight. Mostly because I convinced my mom to let me stay over with Bernadette last night and I had some time away from it all. It's the first good nights sleep I've gotten in a couple of days, and I feel a lot better now. I guess the thing in my bedroom likes my room, not me.

I like hanging out with Bernadette and her mom, and I found out a little more about them.
It turns out, Bernadette likes to go by Bee, and she and her mom and her older sister moved here from Oklahoma City because her parents just got a divorce and her mom thought they needed a fresh start in a new town. Bee's dad left them and doesn't really have much to do with them anymore. Bee told me that it happened really suddenly and she's having a hard time dealing with it all. She says her dad took her dog, Howard, with him, and she's been really missing having Howard around, too. I can totally understand, I would be devastated if something happened to Rocket.
Bee told me her mom had offered to take her to an animal shelter to see if she could find a new friend, but she was afraid it would seem like she was trying to replace Howard. I told her that she couldn't replace Howard and she never had to stop loving him, but there were probably lots of dogs that could use some extra loving, too.

She liked it when I put it like that. She said she hadn't thought of it that way.
So, we told her mom that she'd decided to give a new friend a try, and we went to the animal shelter. Her mom liked the puppies, but Bee was drawn to an older dog named Argos. He was big, shaggy, and calm, and Bee said he was the exact opposite of Howard, who was little and hyper, and she really liked that about this dog. Bee spent about an hour with him at the shelter to make sure he was the one, and in the end Argos came home with us!

Late that afternoon, we took him to the park for some bonding time and photos.

He was really good at coming to his name when Bee called him!

This is Bee and Argos posing for the camera!

We found a ball and played fetch for a long time. Bee flopped down in the grass, and Argos came and snuggled her, and laid down in her lap. It was adorable!

Then, we took a pic together. I'm so glad to have met such a cool new friend, and I think she had a really great day. She's already totally attached to Argos, and we're all glad we went to the shelter today.

I wonder if I should tell her about Maude and my problem? Her family doesn't seem like they're into the paranormal, so they probably wouldn't be much help, but you never know. I just don't want to burden my new friend with anything else; she's already dealing with so much.
On the other hand, maybe it would help distract her?

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The Crazy Doll Lady!! said...

Hmmmm .. well if she is going to be your friend and maybe come to your house to visit you .. you should tell her about your problem. That is what friends are for.

Glad that she found a great dog for her and they are getting along that good, sounds like when we got Reeses.


The Greens and The Roses said...

Hi, Edie!

Great pictures! Bee looks a lot like one of my sisters, C├ęcile. I think they're both really pretty. ;-)

I'm glad she found another dog to love. I think that's what Howard would want - for her to have a dog for a companion and for another dog from the shelter to find a home. I don't think a pet would want his owner to be lonely.

In my opinion, Taryn is right that if you're going to have Bee over, you need to tell her. I also think you have a good point that it might take her mind off her problems to have something else to focus on.

I guess in the end, it depends on how good of friends you want to be with her. If she's someone you want to be close with, I think it would be a good idea to let her in on your secret.

I'm glad you got a break from your ghost troubles! :-)


Emily said...

Hey Edie,

Nice pictures! That's so great that Bee adopted a shelter dog. My family has two shelter dogs now and they are so wonderful.


Nemom said...

I agree that you would want to tell her. She definitely needs the distraction and you could benefit from a friendship with her. Argos is so cute. My nieces, Kanani and Kirsten's birthday was today and their uncle and father bought them two big labs today. they named them Blondie (she's yellow) and Brownie ( she's chocolate color) and they came from the pound, too. They are really fun to play with.


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