Thursday, April 02, 2009

Fortune Cookie Wisdom

It has now been one month since Klaus left us. A month that some days feels like hours, and other days feels like years. And in our darkest times, we also had to move from our big house to a small space. I could never have imagined that our lives would change so drastically - we were all just getting used to our move from Los Angeles to Portland, and then this. Klaus was such a huge part of our lives, and he spent literally almost all of his time with his fuzzy son, Bogart, who may miss him more than any of us.

Our lives now revolve around boxes - boxes in storage and boxes here in our apartment - that need to be dealt with. Some days we've been very successful in opening and emptying, other days it's more about pushing around and rearranging. And of course boxes of takeout food. Today's choice was Chinese food. Tofu and veggies. Some for me, and...

Hey Bogart - give me that fortune!

Quickly snatched from the mighty scissor bite of a hungry Airedale:

Thank you oh great fortune cookie - we're trying.

Love,

Bogart & Lulu

29 comments:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

And if woo keep your chin up, Bogart khan khyss it fur woo!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Mom understands the just rearranging piles and things sometimes...hard to do more than that even though it should be done...but khan't until it feels right...

Tibby said...

Hi Lulu & Bogie!
What a nice fortune you received. It must be hard to focus on all that moving stuff when your life has changed so much. We know you're both doing the best you can!
And please do keep your chins up!
:) Tibby

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Wow.That was a good fortune. Just keep shuffling those boxes around and in time they'll get emptied. Bogart seems to be a good helper.
XOXO-BabyRD & Hootie

Noah the Airedale said...

I often wonder what is going through Bogarts mind. Dogs don't know why someone isn't there anymore. I wish there was a way we could explain it to them.
Big hugs to you both.

Lillie Valentine said...

Hang in there guys....I love chinese food and I always listen to my fortune cookies.....
ancient chinese secret....

Love,
Lillie

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

That is a good fortune indeed...hang in there! *hugs*

Scottie

OhMy said...

That's beautiful, no wonder Bogie was trying to steal the fortune! Bogie is one smart honcho!

Love,
Cisco Kid Ochoa ADTE, and Humans

Lorenza said...

Hi, Lulu and Bogart.
Good fortune!
take your time unpacking. the boxes will not disappear!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Persephone and Buster said...

well that's a pretty neat fortune...someone moved the hand that put it in the bag...!
very good..
theBUSTER, MS.Persephone, & Ms. Blue

♥玮倩 said...

Hello,

this is a good fortune, do keep your chin up! :]

best regards
Vodka

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Yes, time does help..and the scars seem more like tattoos after a while...we are so glad you have each other...a month after Mike left us, Teri's mom went home and she was alone, she thought...but we cats were there and remain the constant in her life still...

Asta said...

I think Klaus is now consuting to that fowtune cookie place and getting you messages,.

What did you eat Bogie?? I love it when we owdew Chinese food.

Take youw time wif the boxes mommi says..They'll go away eventooally.
love nasmoochie kisses
ASTA

Jasmine, BamBam and Eski said...

aww, that's one great fortune indeed! we'll be with you, virtually =)

Sweepy said...

Woof!
I didn't know you'll find great wisdom in fortune cookies. I eat them all, fortune, messages and all!

Hang in there. . .
Love you lots . . .
And Bogart looks very adorable!

Martha Basset said...

Hi Lulu & Bogart
The boxes don't all need to be unpacked at once.
We are glad you are eating and as for that fortune cookie - well it just says it all!
It may not feel like it right now but it wont always be this bad........
All our love
Martha, Bailey & Mum xxx

Moco said...

Nothing like a good fortune cookie. Zen knows some times.

Molly and Taffy said...

How amazing that such a good message came from your meal.

Hugs to you and Bogart.

Lynne said...

A message from Klaus in a fortune cookie. Sounds reasonable to me.

Yesterday I got a message too. I had to have my little girl schnazuer put down on March 16 and it tore me up. While driving home yesterday I heard the song that my late husband plays for me to get my attention. It is not something the stations play very often: Brown Eyed Girl. I immediately got a razor sharp mental picture of Jay holding Gretchen and both of them waving and smiling at me.

Little "coincidences" are not really coincidences at all. Our loved are still with us. We just need to learn to slow down and pay attention.

Like Klaus says, chin up. You're doing great.

Dawn said...

You don't have to get everything done right away. And Klaus is right there, whenever you need him you can talk to him. Or us. We'll all listen. Time does heal...but it feels like forever sometimes. You've come a long way for only one month! Be proud of what you've accomplished and don't worry about the small stuff.

the 4 Bs said...

that's a good fortune that you got - TIME is the key. be patient with yourself.

woofs.

The Airechicks said...

Oh Lulu & Bogart:

Klaus is a very clever man - cute of him to send you guys a message in the fortune cookie....

Time is hard some days - too much or too little - too much time to think - too much time to remember - don't know how I was able to get places some days - proof I was there don't remember traffic or signals or driving....

Boxes - when your ready or have had enough the boxes will disappear until then who cares -

We love you guys.....

XXoooXoooXXoo

Stanley said...

Bogart!

Nice of your local Chinese restaurant to be in cahoots with your dad. Sometimes those fortunes are VERY poignant. Other times... my girl got one once that said, "You like Chinese food!" DUH. NOthing like a cheesey fortune cookie... which yours is NOT!

Goober love & smooches,
Stanley

Nelly said...

Oh that's such a nice fortune cookie. Good job Bogie didn't eat it!
Lots of Love
Nelly & Finni xx

Suzuki said...

What a furry nice pawtune cookie!
Big licks to you
Suzuki
xxx

Joe Stains said...

We are all here for you to support that chin also.

Maggie and Mitch said...

That's a very honest message!
Take your time with the boxes! They'll be there waiting for you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Boy n Beethoven said...

Sending lots and lots and lots of purrs for you!

'Oven

Kodiak Grandson Falcon said...

The fortune cookie is telling you that Klaus is watching over you guys. He is also there helping pushing those boxs around. He is never far away. You just can't see him.
Love Ya
Falcon

TwoSpecialWires said...

That's what Klaus would want.... Keep your chin up.

Take care of yourselves,
Fergi and Jake and their mom