My eyes are a little puffy this morning. Not from partying the night before but from getting too emotional after leaving my parent's home after dinner. Rusty wanted to follow us back again and my sis-in-law had to feed him mooncakes just to keep him inside the house.
When I looked out from the car, he had already rushed to the window by the garage, looking at us wistfully as we were driving off. I couldn't bear to see his face. I was too heartbroken and then the floodgates of tears just opened and could not stop.
I felt like a mother who had abandoned a helpless baby at the doorsteps of a orphanage. I felt for all the mothers in the world who, for whatever reasons, could not be with their own child. My heart ached for all the dogs at Noah's Ark. How can I do this to an innocent dog who had been pining for us all week?
So my birthday wish is to be reunited with Rusty as soon as possible. I can't wait for the school holidays to start in November so that he could be back with us again. In future, I'm going to look for an office that's dog-friendly so that Rusty can follow me to work everyday. We won't be apart again.
I received a call early this morning. It's my niece Ting who called to sing me a birthday song. It was very touching and sweet. Then I asked her, "What's Rusty doing?"
"Rusty's doing something.... He's outside with grandpa."
That brought some cheer. Rusty's fine. Everyone loves him. Silly me!