It wasn’t intentional that Rain in the Forecast went silent the rest of the week after Skye’s death.
Of course Skye’s death was relatively sudden, so we were adjusting ourselves. We all envisioned Skye as living a very long life, having always been such a healthy, spunky dog with few health issues. Little did we know that Skye would die younger than Rain’s Uncle Atticus.
We were sort of worried about how Rain would react to being without her mother. In her entire six years, Rain has only been home by herself all day for one whole eight-hour day—that was the day that Skye was at the vet getting diagnosed a few weeks ago.
Fortunately, Rain doesn’t seem to have had a difficult time adjusting.
It’s hard to say for sure, but she hasn’t been noticeably moping. She hasn’t been pacing around the house looking for her mother. She has definitely been enjoying being the center of doggy attention.
I think the work I’ve done with Rain has been important to her taking the change well. She has been more independent in the last year, going to new places with me and being exposed to more of the world. She has built her confidence by doing more training.
In hindsight I think it was fine that Rain in the Forecast went silent last week, but just know that it wasn’t intentional. Otherwise we would have mentioned it. 🙂