Unexpected Visitor

Got a call.

We’re going to Connecticut house hunting, will you watch Tallulah while we’re gone?

Will I?

For those of you who don’t know, Tallulah the bichon, is my former next door neighbor whom I love.  She came into my life on the heels of losing Carmela, the basset hound, soothing my wound getting me through the loss of her.

When I left a week ago, my one regret was Tallulah, who’s moving out as well, but still, we had bonded and once again, there was loss.

Twenty or so vodkas later, we’ve been reunited.  Her sweet parents, no more than 28….from Indiana of all places, showed up like a Norman Rockwell painting that climbed off the wall.  B in khakis and a festive parka, J a car coat and jeans.  Tallulah, AKA Snowball, galloped in inspecting every nook and cranny, not before charming Mike the doorman who said, she was a first-class ball of fluff…sigh.

Though there was a moment when she longingly sat by the door, we had a great afternoon doing errands, cheering those in our path.

I felt very lucky to have her on a quiet, undemanding Saturday grateful they brought her to me so I didn’t have to return to my old home.

I know it’s silly, but I can’t go there yet…not even in the immediate vicinity I miss it that much.  It was my home for almost forty years so even though, this new place is far superior, the old still beckons.

Tallulah told me to lighten the fuck up, so I will heed Snowball’s advice, grateful she, as I write, is asleep at my feet.   getPart-1



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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17 Responses to Unexpected Visitor

  1. micklively says:

    There’s nothing quite like having an old friend to help you with the new.

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  2. Such a happy, happy day for Snowball and Aunt Suz! I just showed Peanut and he concurs that she is a beauty!

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    • Tallulah is the Goldie Hawn of bichons with a little Harpo Marx thrown in. Funny, silly, yet very self-possessed. She’s not a butt sniffer unless it’s someone very special, like Henri, the French bulldog. She stops for him, but otherwise, she power walks oblivious to anyone, two or four-legged, who gets in her way 🙂

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  3. Elle Knowles says:

    Yay for visitors on a dreary Saturday! I know your ears perked up when you got the call as hers did when she arrived on your doorstep…~Elle

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    • I was getting my hair done when the text came in, and yes, I perked up. I didn’t expect to see her again. Was happy they agreed to bring her to me. I had her all day…we napped, read together…snacked. She’s such a pal that Tallu 🙂

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  4. There is nothing like fur to perk a girl up! But you already knew that….

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  5. MJ says:

    Now that’s an “I love you THIS much” paw spread (even if that other “paw” is T’s tail). Depending on how soon her folks re-locate, you two may yet become an UES item. I’m imagining Mike the doorman getting the heads up: “Sullullah is leaving the building”…

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  6. And now you have new memories for your new place. Hope it soon feels more than homey to you and that it will be filled with wonderful echoes of laughter and love and friends to grace the door and bless you. DAF

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    • Hey stranger, thank you for the nice sentiments. I know you’ve moved a lot, so I will take them as great omens of advice. Hope all is well with you.

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      • I am well, I think of you often and am trying to get back into a regular routine of writing and reading. Hopefully I will not have a repeat year like I did this past one…. I blame the move!!! You are doing great while moving and writing… I am inspired by you! Hope you are well, and I really do hope you home begins to feel welcoming and homey to you. ❤

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      • Thanks DAF. I’m still not totally at my best but have faith it will get better day by day. Writing has kept me afloat? As always, nice hearing from you.

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  7. I bet it was nice to have Tallulah strolling around the new place. Hope she doesn’t drink too much vodka.

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