Posted : 1/19/2016 2:55:35 PM
Theo had almost a year and a half as an only and he loved it
When we considered adding another dog we always stopped at th at fact. plus we didn't want him to give up because we had a "repacement".
Ok. Now you're caught up pn me. So what have YOU been up to the last few years? And where the heck are you living now?
Yeah, I bought my car thinking I would add a second dog, but I kept hesitating. Even saw a litter, was offered a 5 month old, and another litter before G was sick. Consulted her reiki lady who told me G did not want another dog to share me with, but would accept it for me. lol Whether one believes in such things or not, I decided that it was Me and G until the end. We have always lived with other dogs, but a puppy requires soooo much attention and I had the same feeling, Glenda - I did not want her to think it was ok to go because there was someone else getting my attention. No "replacement" even to this day or ever. Just a new adventure, if I choose to do it again.
Man... I hate that she couldn't live forever, but I know she couldn't stay on longer - her body was weaker in that last year. Although I blame the DES for kicking up the GD lymphoma. Sigh. Never enough time, even when you have a long, healthy, adventurous, memorable, life that made an impact. Others have learned because of what G taught me.
Lordy, too much sad talk. I already had to call my town hall this morning to ask them not to send the reminder about her license. When the town clerk asked me to confirm the dog's name, I choked up... so she said the name for me so I could just say "yes". I'm crying now just typing it. It will be 5 months this weekend and sometimes that seems like forever and sometimes it seems like a short time. The immediate change in seasons made the impact that time just ticks right along....
As for me, I had been working for a company that restricted internet use, working long hours and spening my evenings and weekends (when I had them) doing whatever with G. Found a park near us that she loved, since I ended up moving further inland away from the beach. I still live in NH at the moment. Been back since late 2010 when my sister remarried. Grandmother died the following year. Half my nieces and nephews are off to college now, only 2 left at home. Oldest graduates high school this spring. He waas diagnosed with leukemia a year ago Christmastime, but is responding really really well to chemotherapy. His family really rallied around and it shifted some dynamics between the split households. We have to be grateful he's feeling well and no cancer detected at his visit in October. He still has to get bone marrow biopsies every 6 mos to monitor it. Will live with it forever, God willing the chemo continues to work. Littlest one is about 11 now.
With Gracie riding "spiritual shotgun" and me turning 40 soon, I'm looking at the second half of my life like "what next?" lol