Larry and I decided to get some head space recently and spend some time with friends after an emotional roller coaster of the last 12 weeks. We took some time out with Mr B, and then popped over the pond to the US to see some dear friends.
Many of you have asked about Mr B and I must say he is doing well, maybe lost a little of his confidence, but he's growing in strength and is and has always been a beautiful-natured little boy who loves and lives life to the full.
Our dear friends continued the search for Scruncher whilst we were away, whilst we kept up to date online. It also gave me a chance to get back to some Pilates. I can't ever imagine my life without it every day. I never forget moving house and insisting my fitness equipment, including my Pilates machine had to be on the van last so it could be offloaded first allowing for set-up on the same day..I realised then it was so important to me and not just a hobby but actually part of my everyday makeup.
We took a trip to New York to see the Premiere of the musical Rocky on Broadway, based on the film that made Sylvester Stallone a Hollywood star. It was sensational and received a standing ovation. If you ever get the chance to go, book tickets in the Golden Circle – the last 20 minutes of the show you get to go up on stage and be part of the final fight scene. It was an incredible experience and so much fun. The cast was outstanding and received rave reviews.
New York was freezing. I was so pleased I took my thermal underwear, as it was so cold it actually felt like my ears were being frostbitten. -13 degrees centigrade is not much fun if you are not prepared!
We also went to see Joan Rivers' one-woman show. I laughed so much I thought I was actually going to burst, my sides ached! She never disappoints and I love the shock value.The lady next to me never smiled once! Surely you know what you're going to experience with JR! She stayed until the end so she must have enjoyed some of it. Of course QVC didn't get away without a mention. It was a night to remember and we were still laughing the next day.
We took some time to visit my dear friend Ralph Rossini (from Honora Pearls) and his truly gorgeous wife Jenny. We had so much fun and we wanted to say thank you for their kindness in the search for Scruncher. I couldn't go home without also saying a big thank you to Lenny Feinberg who was more than generous to help find Scruncher. A gesture I will never forget and that came from the bottom of his heart. We had a great trip…I have to say I was glad to put the thermals away and get back to the sunshine for our final few days!
The trip did us good, sometimes you just have to step away from the moment to help understand…
We have had a call this week from a bulldog breeder who has a puppy that needs a good home and wants to know if we would be interested. We will never give up looking for Scruncher and no other bulldog will or could ever replace him. Mr B would love a little friend, I know that much. It would never be the same, it would just be different. Sometimes, you just don't know if I am honest but it may help us all, help ease the pain whilst we maintain our search for Scruncher in the hope he comes home to one big happy family again. We are under no pressure and will see how we feel. One thing we have learnt is that we don't do anything unless it feels right.
I will keep you updated after we see the breeder this week.
Anyway, to you all we send you our love from Mr B and Larry.
I know Scruncher will be sending his love too thanking you for looking out for him every second of everyday. Your kindness and support has been overwhelming and gives us the strength to carry on.