I don't know if I'm nuts or not, but it seems like every time someone hear loses their friend I feel compelled to remind my 2 that I will be there for them when their day comes. Any one else do this?
Sharon, loved by Moose & Sky
Maybe this is bad, but when I hear about someone losing their dog, in particualr a lab on this board, I look at Elias and get tears wondering how I will ever be able to handle it. No matter how hard though, I will be beside him.
My promise is to do something fun with my dogs every day. Time is too short. I'm always there at the end for them, but it's life that really counts. Make a committment to be there daily and to do something fun that your dog loves daily
You are absolutely right! Everytime I think about "that day" I get a hitch in my throat and think about a quote that haunts me. I have posted it before, so forgive me, but it is timely:
"Dog's lives are too short, their only fault really." ~ Agnes Sligh Turnbull (1888-1979)
Yup, I've promised them that I will always be there for them and love them no matter what. That I'll do something fun with them that they love every day, and that when their time comes that I will do what I know is right for them.
~Abby, Molly, and Penny (the honorary lab)
The first promise i've made, is that Laika never, and i said never, again will be a rescue dog
And for the rest, the common thing's such, being good for her, plenty of walks, etc ... ;D
I have promised Emma I will never leave her.
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months
I do the same with Thor :-\Maybe this is bad, but when I hear about someone losing their dog, in particualr a lab on this board, I look at Elias and get tears wondering how I will ever be able to handle it. No matter how hard though, I will be beside him.
I had been promising Shadow a fenced yard, so she could stay outside as long as she wanted, explore, run, and play ... she never got it. :'(
Jackie, Champ, and Buddy
One of the biggest promises I made Mick was not to let him go through life the way my sister let her Dalmatian mix. That poor dog had so much pain in her hips that she practically walked on her front legs the last couple of years of her life. Mick was about 7 when I made that promise to him.
I've promised Caleb that I will do everything I can to let him live up to the possiblities I see in him.
Of course, both dogs were promised to be loved and spoiled and kept safe their entire lives.