He had greeted me almost as usual but then didn't move anymore and looked very tired.
When we went away, his nose was bleeding and Nicole's decision was made.
With a very heavy heart I said good bye and this was the last picture I took of him. When in the evening I got the news that he had died, I felt as if somebody had knocked me out with a hammer.
I had such a special relationship with this dog !
2. I went to Ilona who had her birthday and tried to change my thoughts, but it didn't really work because she too was affected. Nevertheless we drank a whole bottle of Champagne (without alcohol !) and the sun was shining. For once I wished it would rain !
3. Poor Nicole was in such an awful state, I was really very worried about her. She even got lost in Waterloo where she lives for so long and called me to pick her up and lead her home.
4. To distract her an another friend invited us and we were four, Ilona came too. Fortunately we had a very funny afternoon and laughed a lot. From time to time somebody mentioned Charlie, but we were all relaxed. We had coffee and a delicious strawberry cake and another one which Ilona had brought.
5. We had wonderful warm weather with unusual 22°C ! Nicole had suggested to visit the mills of Grimbergen which is a Brussels' municipality. I had never been there and as we both didn't want to stay home, off we went. For Nicole it's very hard to stay home because she sees Charlie everywhere.
On the way to the mills Mrs GPS took us first to the Cemetary of Laeken which I had already visited because it has beautiful statues and in the church besides all Kings and Queens of Belgium are burried.
After turning around and around despite Mrs. GPS'guidance, due to street works we couldn't find the mills !
Finally we managed to see at least one, we both were very thirsty, but the restaurant was closed on this day and the mill didn't run neither. No luck. A reason to return and see the others.
Finally we ended up at the Abbey of Grimbergen, where Nicole had always a drink with her mother. It is a beautiful church and abbey, I had a coffee there but then it was so late that were in the middle of the office traffic and it took some time to get home but it had been a nice day !
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