Lily was a beautiful girl.
It’s rough having to let them go but the unconditional love they give is what they do.
The hole you feel will never heal but the good times remembered will smooth out the edges. Lily would want you to carry on and maybe someday find another, not to replace her but to bring that love back into your life
Ive always said a house isn’t a home without a pet, be it a dog or cat. The love they give and share can’t be replicate. The only thing we can do is provide shelter, food, and health care and love them back.I've tried to convey that sentiment to others when they go through this. I've never been, able to express it as well as you have, though. It helped me out more than I could ever describe. I waited 2 weeks to get a puppy after losing my last female Chocolate Lab. But that was also the first time I didn't have a dog in 30+ years. So it didn't feel right. At all. And I made it 2 weeks without one. Lol.
That and my dogs are what have kept me sane since my daughter passed away 7.5 years ago. So I couldn't go without one for long. At all.
Somehow, I lucked out and managed to get the best dog I've ever had this time. She's the best. And she's only 4 so hopefully I've still got some time left. Considering her pedigree, I don't expect to have any hereditary issues later in life. All of that has been bred out by now and her siblings and previous generations have the test results to prove they don't have any of these issues in their genes that they can pass on.
This was also the first time I ever bought a dog and the first time I've had a dog registered with the AKC. All of my other dogs throughout my lifetime were rescues. This time was different, though. It was a dire emergency and I couldn't wait 6 months to find a dog to adopt. I might not have been here after 6 months with no dog, TBH. That's how important my dogs have been to me because they've kept me from literally going crazy after my only child was killed in a car wreck because her mother was being careless and reckless.
Or better yet, adopt a rescue or a stray. They need us now more than ever.Buy another one. Dogs need good owners so do yourself a favour and give a puppy a good home.
You'll never regret it and it helps ease the pain.
Well, had a good cry over the old hole in my soul, but it looks like I'll be getting another soon. My best girl of the last 10 years and change seems to be getting ready to move on, and I'm heartbroken about, can't seem to find a vet in time. Peace and rest Zeta, please stick around a while longer if you can...
...and she's gone. Rest Easy, Zeta, Rest Easy.Well, had a good cry over the old hole in my soul, but it looks like I'll be getting another soon. My best girl of the last 10 years and change seems to be getting ready to move on, and I'm heartbroken about, can't seem to find a vet in time. Peace and rest Zeta, please stick around a while longer if you can...
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(in better days)
Thanks for the smile.This is tough stuff for us to handle, isn't it? The passing of each pet always stays with us. On the plus side, each pet shows you how to treat their successor. This is why Georgie, our cat, is living the good life. Above all, I have learned how they like to play. This morning, I have tied a string to my ankle. It makes walking around the house a lot of fun.
Whenever I have a pair of cats (related or not), I have found that the survivor takes on some of the characteristics of the one who passed.Sorry bholder. I had two black cats (brothers) that were like nite and day and both got leukemia within a year of each other. If I knew a secret for killing the sadness I would share it with the world.