What do you mean, goodbye?



Here I am in my Auntie Cary’s office at work at the church on the mountain. I said, “What’s that, Mom? I need to say goodbye to my Auntie Cary? I might not ever see her again? I don’t understand.”






“Auntie Cary, I have loved our lunches together, especially the eating part. You always bring me good treats. You have been a good friend. Where are you going? Please don’t look so sad.”



That was Wednesday at my work at St. Timothy’s. Today, Mom told me we didn’t have a job anymore. Our position had been eliminated. How can they possibly eliminate Church Dog? Mom said no, technically they only eliminated Parish Administrator, but the Church Dog position was critically linked to it. *hurumph* Well. it wouldn’t be the same without Mom there, anyhow. Mom had only told a few parishioners that today was our last day, and one of our special friends came by with a present.

For me? It smells nice.



Wait, there’s no treats in here.

Mom is feeling sad today, so I reminded her that this leaves her more time to work on my Campaign for Mayor. Me and Mom, we can’t wait to find out where we will be needed next. This is going to be an adventure!

I am Lexi, the hopeful Church Dog and the next Mayor of Blogville (I hope).

35 thoughts on “What do you mean, goodbye?

    1. Well, the little preschoolers did make me nervous. I had to keep running back into my or my Auntie Cary’s office when they started stampeding down the hallway. Maybe somewhere without all the active kids…my nerves are just not what they used to be.

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  1. Deerest Lexi mee finkss it iss thee Church’ss loss sendin you an yur Mumma away!! An yes it ISS an adventure an maybe thee new place you will find will bee even better…..
    Yur a pawsitive doggie an good fingss will come to you an yur Mumma fur sure.
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx
    Pee S.: Yur adoorabull bye thee way an wood make a GRATE Mayor!

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    1. Aww, S.H. thank you for the kind words.
      Pee Ess: Mom and I talked about asking you to join Team Lexi, but were concerned it might be too much for your Lady Mum right now. Please let her know that you are welcome and wanted if she finds her health improving enough. After all, you were one of our first friends on Blogville!

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      1. Mee-you you an yur Mumma are such a grate team Lexi! Sumfin good will come along….mee just KNOWSS it!
        And FANK YOU fur thee invite fur LadyMum. Thiss made her all leeky eyed! Shee iss not well enuff to take anyfing speshell on yet butt wee can bee silent partnerss fur “Teem Lexi”!!! Mee DID get thee ‘Vote 4 Lexi’ badge up on mee bloggie!!! Maybee ther will bee littul fingss wee can do to help yur camp-pane??
        **nose bumpss** P SH xxxx

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    1. Maybe. But still, I want to go to work with Mommy. It keeps things interesting. I hope the next place doesn’t have any little rug rats running around. They scare me when they aren’t confined to a bed and then I growl and get in tons of trouble.

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  2. Hari OM
    Well that’s disappointing, to think that one can be made redundant from church (okay so only the administrative side, but still and all…) Lexi – you be sure to give mum lots of huggles and snuggles and walkies and entertainment so that the chocolates and wine don’t become a daily occurrence…that would be like you getting a roast chicken every day!!! hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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    1. Dear YAM-aunty, what’s wrong with me getting a roast chicken effery day? I would be such a happy schnauzer if that happened! Mommy said, no, that was her last-day-of-work-daddy-went-to-a-band-gig-and-didn’t-help-with-her -pain-Daddy-didn’t-have-anything-decadently-yummy-waiting-for-her-when-she-got-home-like-he-used-to-do-when-he-was-more-sensitive-wine-and-chocolates. She ate the WHOLE bag of chocs and drank most of the wine. I was waiting for her to get sick but we all slept through the night.


  3. I’m sad that they eliminated the job of your momma and yours too… efurry church should have a churchdog … I’m sure all the people of your church will miss you and your mom… and maybe then you will get your job back when they miss you toooo much?

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  4. Are they crazy? The church will not be the same without you and your mom. That being said, I can’t wait to see where you two end up. This will be an exciting adventure. Best of luck!

    Love and licks,

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    1. It is so true. The people in the church that Mom told were really mad. She said they will get over it and forget about her, but will never, ever forget me! I was their very first church dog!


  5. Oh Lexi , I’m sorry. I know you and mom are going to be missed. Tell mom I’m giving her a hug and am praying that she’ll soon find another job that needs the special skills only the two of you have.
    Cuddles and hugs , Miss Margret

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  6. Awwwwww Lexi, we are so sorry about your mom’s job. THAT is sad fur sure… butt we KNOW that when One door Closes… another OPENS…
    Sorry you didn’t get any treats.

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