Things are slowly getting back to normal around here. Every evening Jarie selects a toy from the toy box to greet hubby with, when he gets home from work. She patiently waits by the door until she hears his truck pull up the driveway.
She then runs laps around the house, from room to room with excitement, picks up her toy and waits for him to walk through the door. Then all the excitement begins. Her tail does not stop wagging, she pushes the toy toward him, teasing him with a "catch me if you can", game of chase. She runs around and around his legs, then stops and changes direction on him.
This goes on for about 15 minutes, just running, chasing, playing. Finally she will just fall to the floor and show her belly for a good tummy rub, then off the two of them go to the other room and settle on the couch together, so the rest of the pack can join them.
Jarie was really subdued there for awhile after Jake passed, but she is back to being her crazy self, with the zoomies everyday, and just loving being the official "daddy is home greeter". It is difficult sometimes watching her greeting hubby, as that was always Jake's job, but we are trying to move forward, a bit slowly, but we are getting there.
She is back to eating and taking all her medications and supplements, so back into healing and feeling a bit better. She still has the occasional set back of not eating one of her meals, but that is to be expected with Jarie.
Jarie does not have a favorite person. She is happiest when hubby and I are both with her, and when either one of us leave the room, she will follow. But you can really see the excitement in her when she knows hubby is coming home. That is her special time.