My Whiskey Puppy

It's been almost 2 years since Whiskey died of cancer, and I can't even believe it's been that long.  Whiskey was an Irish Wolfhound mix.  We'd gotten him at a local animal shelter when I was 13 years old, and he was honestly, the greatest dog that ever lived.  Whiskey was an angel from the moment we got him, even as a 3 month old puppy.  He was loyal, brilliant, funny, had an amazing personality...he just loved us.  And we loved him more than anything.  He passed away when he was 11 years old, and I was 24.  I can't go into too much detail about his death, because I will start to cry, even after 2 years, but it was devastating to me.  I still have dreams about him sometimes, and I wake up feeling miserable because he' gone.

I have a new dog now, named Ash, that I also adopted from a shelter.  He's a Black Lab/Chow Chow mix.  He's adorable, but a handful, seeing as he's only an eight month old puppy.  He's a lot more independant than Whiskey ever was.  Whiskey loved to cuddle, loved being near us all the time.  Ash cuddles only when he feels like it, which is fine, but makes me miss Whiskey a lot.  I love Ash, but I don't think that there will ever be a day that goes by that I don't think about Whiskey.  I miss him so much. 

Leather430 Leather430
31-35, F
4 Responses Jul 28, 2009

I know how you feel I just lost my baby girl with cancer as well. I lost her just this past Sunday at 2:52 am. I been trying my best to be strong, as I promise my girl, I told her I will be strong and move on. But of course its sooooooo hard. I love my girl soooooo much, she was the world to me, we were best friends. She is in good hands now, no more suffering and no more her being so stress because of her illness. I also have a puppy now, I know what you mean about the cuddling part, my girl who passed love to cuddle also and sleeps in the middle of the bed with me and my husband. But my little puppy sleeps by our feet. And today has only been one day that she passed away and the night and the nights to come are simply empty to me because she is not in the middle of our bed anymore. I will forever miss her, but I will continue life as I promise her. I believe that her spirit is always with me and so with your Whiskey, their bodies are gone but their souls are here with us everyday. So yes talk to Whiskey, greet him as you always did, close your eyes and imagine he is still there, that is what im doing now, so far its working for me and im staying strong, of course there are tears but we will never ever forget them as they captured a special place in our hearts. Sorry for your loss. Take care, let us be thankful that we both found a special companion in our lives and bonded with them in a very special way. Happy memories will always stay with us.

I believe you will meet Whiskey again because your love for him is so deep and strong. He misses you badly also, and am sure he enjoyed every minute with you while he was with you. You have fulfilled his heart with your love and is more than greatful that you choose him while he was homeless with no one to love him. So cheer up, you both fulfilled each others love and good memories are forever.

I know the feeling and you hurt so much that they are gone.<br />
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i know exactly how you feel. Fred has been gone for 10 years, and i still miss him, and dream about him. Whiskey never wanted to leave you. he's waiting for you, just like Fred is waiting for me. we'll be together again. i believe that with aall my heart.<br />
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i hope you and Ash will continue to have a warm, loving relationship. but there will never be another Whiskey...or Fred.