So. I saw Loki.
And yes, it was awesome.
Did he remember me? I don’t have a clue. According to Casey (my ex-husband), Loki jumping up on someone was slightly unusual behavior, but then again, if he didn’t remember me, he could have just been excited to see a new human. He did kind of put his body in front of me and growl when his new brother (Leo) got close, but that could mean anything. He’s definitely gotten a lot fluffier! So here is the video of me seeing him for the first time in 3 years:
Seeing Loki!! (Leo is the other husky, who Casey got after our split)
Let me catch some people up to speed who are completely and totally lost right now. So, on Wednesday of last week, I drove to Brandon, MS to get my hair done by the one and only beautiful Olivia Barrett at Liv the Salon and after my appointment I went to visit my ex-husband at our old house, to see my old dog Loki. Casey and I were together for 5 years total, but only married for 1. Married at 22 (he was 25), divorced at 24 (do the math). We had zero kids, but we had two dogs together, Xena and Loki. Xena is my pitbull who came to live with me and Loki stayed with my ex. Casey and I had not seen each other face-to-face since we left the courthouse almost 3 years ago and I had not seen Loki since a few months before then. Now, how did it all go down? To answer the number one question I know all of you want to ask, no, we are not sleeping together, nor are we getting back together, nor will we ever. We didn’t just go through a break-up. We got legally married and then legally divorced, so why would we even think about going back to a relationship that we know does not work? That’s insanity. There is a reason it didn’t work the first time. It’s not going to work again. Two people who equally want to be together as bad as the other, find a way to make it work. If they don’t it’s because one of the parties secretly doesn’t want the relationship to work. If they say they do, but they just “can’t make it work right now,” in most cases, they’re lying and don’t want to come off as the bad guy. That or they have something in their life that they value more than that relationship and committing to that relationship would somehow keep them from their other obligation. Yes, people change, but I am a firm believer in not returning to past partners. Believe it or not, Casey and I were able to form and adult, platonic friendship. Crazy, right? Contrary to what most believe, it IS possible. You just both have to want it and not each other. It did also take us about 2-2.5 years to get here though. It wasn’t strange being back in the house, but it did feel different. It felt like a lifetime since I had lived there. It was almost hard to feel like I had ever lived there at all. I jumped up on the counter like I tend to do in most places and my ex and I just chatted for a while. We hugged, I said goodbye to Loki, and then I left. That’s about it haha