Feeling down.

For months we have been enquiring at rescue centres for a little dog to replace our terrier who died aged 15 in March.

Now I don’t seem able to concentrate on anything else. Our writing group asked us to write a story and I just moaned about not having a pet.

I usually read a book in the morning before I get up but they all seem boring.

I don’t like going for a walk round the park and seeing all the other people with their dogs.

I stay at home and do codeword puzzles. It has become an effort to make our meals.

I love the programme ‘Pointless’ but life seems rather like that at present.

I didn’t realise what a change life would be without our four legged companion.

I thought we could go on trips and weekends, even a cruise, but I’d rather have a dog.

Let’s hope this doesn’t last for long. I don’t even have anything interesting to say on line!


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I am a retired schoolteacher now writing novels in Worthing where I live with my husband. After eight locally based relationship novels I have now written a children's story which could be considered a pastiche of Beverley Nichol's works which I loved as a child and still remember fondly. " Penny Down the Drain" may remind folk of " Alice in Wonderland " or " Narnia." but it is set in the 21st century. Our two sons are similarly creative as one is a journalist and the other an actor. When there is no pandemic I am the publicity secretary for Worthing Friendship Centre and listen to live music , folk and jazz.

6 thoughts on “Feeling down.”

  1. Oh dear, sounds like you are in a rut. You need a reason to get up and out of your bed in the mornings. Never mind reading a book, why not get up, grab your camera and set yourself a daily challenge of taking two early morning photographs. Then post them on here. Failing that set yourself a some other daily challenge.


  2. People who are now able to go back to work are sometimes finding they don’t have time to take care of pets and are giving them up to shelters. Don’t give up. Keep looking. There is a dog out there just waiting for someone like you to come along. Cheers, Muriel

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  3. Hi, Julie,
    I clicked like at the end of your post, but I really wanted to tell you I’m sorry for your recent loss. Sometimes I guess we need to sit with our grief for a while before it begins to get better. It takes time. I hope you feel happier soon.


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