How do you explain to a dog that her favorite playmate is moving? Our neighbor is moving to another town; funny, but Bianca knows the sound of his car, and around 3:30 she asks to go the door. Sure enough, 10 minutes later, our neighbor and his dog would come through the back woods, and the dogs would play for 10-15 minutes while us humans talk a bit.
The past few days Bianca would look at me, and go to the door around 3 pm, so I let her out. She goes to the back yard expecting Bruschi to show up. Alas, no Bruschi and she comes back to the deck with her head hanging low, plops down with a big sigh, and gives me that look that I swear is like she's crying. Yesterday I saw the 'for sale' sign at their front yard, so I know she'd really be losing her friend. I can't help but be teary-eyed, too.