Hello, Sunshines, I hope everyone is well and happy?!
Not the usual post today, you may have noticed that there has been quite the radio silence on the blog and across social media for the past few days, as much as I like to keep my private life away from the blog, but I feel that I should explain the recent absence especially as it has affected so many scheduled posts.
You see, there has been a bit of a sadness which has occurred here at; Chicks, Rogues and Scandal’s towers, something which has made a huge impact in my blogging.
It is with a heavy heart to announce that my old doggo who was my co-blogger, reading buddy, constant shadow and best friend, plus the very heart of Chicks, Rogues and Scandals has passed away.
To say I am heartbroken is an understatement, it’s been a few day’s since we said our final goodbye, I’ve stopped crying and I’m not sobbing every time I see her empty bed as I had been. Yet, saying that I’m not ready to pack her bed, toy’s, harness or dishes away yet. It will take time, she was constantly by my side for nearly fifteen years and she has left a massive hole in my world, but I feel ready to put this out there now.
She was incredibly special, she was a once in a lifetime dog and I feel very blessed that I had her by my side for so long. She had this way of knowing what I was thinking, she boosted me when I needed it, she made me go out of my comfort bubble and she showered everyone around her with love. Everyone loved her, other dog walkers, other dog’s, children, even the postman who was scared of dog’s liked her – not to mention she was absolutely stunning, she was a beautiful dog we nicknamed her our Queen Cleo as she had these amazing Cleopatra -like eyes and she had a very regal presence.
She may have been a mongrel but she was pure royalty!
I have been surrounded by dog’s since the day I was born – he was my dad’s massive Mastiff/Lab mongrel who used to sleep by my cot – I have always had a four-legged, furry friend by my side, and everyone I’ve said goodbye to has saddened me, but losing her, floored me. Yet, I am one of those people who needs to have a dog in their lives, so one day there will be another.
I haven’t felt like blogging, reviewing, sharing or even reading for about a week, I have been taking a bit of time off social media and blogging but, I’ll be back. I don’t know when that will be; It could be tomorrow, next week or next month, but I will be back. I will honour all blog tours and review commitments eventually, you will just have to bide with me for a while.
To be honest, writing this post and putting it all out there has actually made me feel a lot lighter then I did. I was in a tearful blurred place, but now I am on the way forward.
Dog’s place their paw’s on your heart, and you feel them with you for the rest of your life, you can ask any dog lover and they all will tell you that there isn’t a pain quite like it, they take a little portion of your heart with them.
I also want to say a huge sorry to Emma at damppebbles, Amy at Historical Fiction Virtual Blog Tours (HFVBT) and Kelly at Love Books Tours for missing my stops on blog tours over the last few days, once back properly I will feature each of those books.
Thank you all so much for your patience, and thank you to those friends who knew and who took it upon themselves to send their love.
See you all soon, much love,