on 12:30PM at Jan 2nd, 2011
My last dog died in October 2009, and I still miss her like crazy. I always had dogs kind of find me, I never had to find them. Right now, my situation is that I am not working and neither is my husband and I am getting over a flare in a newly diagnosed chronic illness. I am so torn between wanting to get a puppy for my 8 year old son, it would be the perfect time for him, and wanting to wait until we have our own place with our own floors!!
Oh, reality and fantasy, you are hard mistresses!
And I don't think any dog could measure up to the memories I have of my last dog, she was just a mutt, but I had her for over nine years and we had such a wonderful time together that ended too soon and too dramatically.
on 08:59PM at Mar 19th, 2011
All I can say is that the best tribute to a dogs memory is to get another dog-unless you cannot physically or financially take care of one, don't wait. It may seem heartless to your last dog, but really, what better praise to your last dog than to say "You were so wonderful, how can I NOT give another dog the love you gave me? Remember, dogs don't begrudge love-they give and take it freely, wholeheartedly, and the best that you can do is try to do the same.
on 12:37AM at Mar 20th, 2011
When the void the old dog left behind becomes an eco and a deep rooted wish to fill a lonely life with the love you shared becomes overwhelming. When the need to make a diffrence for a lonely homeless soul tugs at your heartstrings urging you to rescue your next dog I would say its time remember that the uniqe love you once shared with your previous fourlegged family member will grow much bigger and roomier it will last so much longer. I believe these are the indicators of a new dog comming into to your life. I have been there quite a few times myself and now have four lovely lads snoozing on my sofas and taking over my life filling it with laughter and love it is a priveledge to share this life with my royal four. They have changed my life forever for the better and I can honestly say I have no regrets.
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