Monday, October 30, 2006

Ever lose a Dear Pet!?

I had a faithful dog until just before Christmas I had to put her down because she was very jealous of my first born child, she started attacking her. So when my daughter was 8 months old that was it. The vet said she was getting old and her jealous outbursts are causing her or will cause cause medical issues. So the decision was made we had to say good-bye to our dear family pet. She was like my baby growing up and about to turn 14 years old. The Vet did say she could live another 4-5 years but don't' take the chance because of the safety of the baby and the risk of causing a problem for the dog.

I stayed with her for hours after the injection was given. Drove her to the pet cemetery on my lap in a snow storm to say another good-bye.
It's been 18 years since I lost my beloved trusting friend who was like my baby. I miss her dearly~the reason for the story. I seen on one of my groups someone posted about this beautiful poem about Rainbow Bridge and I'd love to share it with all of you. (click here) Have some tissues ready!

Til this day I never got another dog but my daughter did get a kitty 8 years ago. Still I'd like to get another dog sometime in the future. When is a right time? One never knows

but in the meantime we just love the kitty......of course when shes in the mood for some lovin & attention... There's nothing like a family dog.....

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that no matter how long you wait to get another dog, you still feel like you've betrayed your old dog. But that does pass, eventually.

Diane said...

What a sad story. Good decission but even good decissions don't always make you feel better.

The right time to get another pet? I don't know. Somehow every time I say ok I don't need anymore cats one just happens to wander into my life. You'll know when it happens.

Annie said...

That is so sad!
I think the next dog will find you. You'll see, I think these things work out for a reason sometimes...

Rain said...

It's heartbreaking to lose a dog, no matter what the circumstances and you did the right thing. We usually wait a few years between dogs, but dived straight in with a new pup this time. It was hard at first but it's impossible not to love them.

Pam said...

I know what you mean about a family dog. We adopted one a year ago and love him to pieces, can't imagine not having him.