Because of new developments in my life, Jackie has been living separate from me. She lives with my ex-husband and while this is temporary (because we all know Jackie's my dog), it has been a source of tremendous heartache for me. I've moved in with my folks since the beginning of November, and they were not too keen on having Jackie around. To make things "easier" on all of us and in a way knowing that A would be glad for the company as well, Jackie went to stay with him. I visit her often. Or rather, I did - every other day the first month. But everytime I left her, I would cry on the ride back home and I couldn't take it anymore. I now visit her over the weekends and every now and then during the week. I always get a very excited greeting when I visit her and when I leave she always looks confused. But she's a smart dog and her responses at my leaving her these days are more calm. But I do love it when A says that she's happy when I'm there - as she smiles. And yes, she does smile. Anyway, I chose to have her stay with him because at the time I had no other choice. But I hope to change the living situation in a few months so until then here's a little collage of the being that's brought a lot of happiness and love in to my heart.