I stole this from face book. It made me cry. Don't know if anyone can read it with dry eyes, but everyone who loves a dog should read it. It makes perfect sense, I think.
I read it on facebook too. Gulp!
I would love to save this for people who say they will never have another dog, the loss is too painful.
It does bring a lump to your throat. I didn't want to see another dog after Kass. Ernies previous owner would call to see if I wanted to see him and I wouldn't. One day I answered the door and in rushed a lunatic black Ernie. His owner said she would be back later that day to get him. I had to deal with him and once I did I couldn't help touch him feeling his fur. It felt so good. Kassy left space in my heart for Erns, Tess and any other I would have.
I was one of those people that said I would never have another, after I lost my little Annie. Thankfully Bailey came into my life 5 months later, he was in need of a home just like my little Annie 15 yrs prior. Bailey lead us to Coleman, then Tootsie, then Sarah and Ginger. It has only been a week since Tootsie passed, I still ache for her but I hope in the future we can adopt or rescue another baby.
Coleman - CGC blk lab 6/02/97-2/25/08 adopted
Tootsie - choc lab 10/19/99-8/03/13 adopted
Bailey - CGC newf/fc 7/12/00-07/15/14 rescued
Ginger - BT 11/16/05 rescued
Sarah - blk lab 6/22/06 rescued
rescued felines - AJ - 8/00 - 1/11, Merlin - 5/20/05, Tucker - 8/3/10, Penny - 7/7/13
That dog looks just like my Reyna. I felt the same way after I lost her and I panic a little at the thought of going through it with Ivy.