Quote: Originally Posted by Brat
It's like a dog has a different kind of energy that they bring into a home. I have had alot of relatives pass away, but have never really felt the loss as I do with a dog that I've raised. Or else it's just a different kind of loss. Hard to explain..........
But that's just me I guess.
It's me too, Brat, but, yeah, it is hard to explain. I guess part of it is that our pets love us regardless of who we are, whether we are rich or poor, whether we make mistakes or not. As long as we love them, they are there for us.
I am so happy to hear about your new puppy, Brat. She sounds absolutely adorable.
Our rottie is 12 now, an age which is at the end of the spectrum for rotties. We thought we were going to have to put him down last year when he lost the use of his hind legs but there are meds aailable now which help that problem. We know he is on borrowed time, though. His eyes are so full of love that I can't even bear to think about the inevitable.
Will I get another another dog when Buster is gone? I don't think so...not this time. I have had cats and/or dogs since I was 10 and I am now 56. Each time I lose one, it just gets harder for me...it feels as though my heart will never mend. I honestly do not think I can take the heartbreak anymore and although I will desperately miss the companionship of such a faithful companion, I think it is probably best.