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Attalus
Lorien


Apr 10, 1:06am

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...a friend offer\s to take me to a shelter to replace my late, great Golden. But I guess it's too soon or something. I just can't make myself go, cause I know I will fall in love, and it will begin all over again Frown

We are the fighting Uruk-Hai! We slew the great warrior! Well, yeah, first he killed a bunch of us and another whole lot of Mauhr's lads, and we had to shoot enough arrows into him to drop a Mmak. But we got him!


Eruvandi
Tol Eressea


Apr 10, 2:32am

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As someone who has lost a special dog friend before, I understand completely. Sometimes getting a new dog can help with the grief over the old one, but if you're not ready yet, you're not ready. There's no shame in that. Cry as much as you need to, talk to someone about the special memories of laten great Golden. Do whatever you need to do to let the hurt out in healthy ways and give yourself as much time as you need to heal. If and when you're ready for another dog you'll know.

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What kind of king would choose to wear a crown that bleeds and scars to win my heart?
What kind of Love tells me Im the reason He cant stay inside the grave?
You. Is it You? Standing here before my eyes, every part of my heart cries,
Alive! Alive! Look what mercys overcome; Death has lost and Love has won
Alive! Alive! Hallelujah, Risen Lord, the only One I fall before
I am His because He is alive.
~"Alive" by Natalie Grant


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Apr 10, 10:23pm

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My sweet Puddifoot has been gone 2 years now. I love having a dog around... simply because they'll eat my cooking ;)

No... there's nothing like the companionship of a good dog. But you have to wait until you're ready.

I had no intention of getting a dog when I found her. I was leaving the theatre after watching number buhzillion of The Battle of Five Armies when my truck turned left towards the pound instead of right towards home. I was chastising myself the whole way, but went in anyway. I walked through the kennels and there she was at the end on the right. She's got border collie and sheltie in her. Like you said... I fell in love. All the other dogs were barking while she just sat there and watched me.

I want to get my next love from the local pound. They really need the support, plus it just feels good. The right one will be there, just like Puddi was. The worse thing about having a pet is that they don't last our lifetime. I have friends who lost pets and will never get another one again because of the heartbreak. But, imho, to go all that time without that unconditional love and acceptance is worse on my heart than the loneliness of doing wthout. Plus, any pet I've ever had that I rescued (stray or pound) KNOWS you saved them... and there's forever that special connection.

In fact, when I took Puddifoot into my vet to get checked and shots, the receptionist stared at us when we came in. Like she saw a ghost.
[paraphrasing]
"Is that your dog?"
"Yeah. I just got her from the pound."
"Omg! I saw that dog running down the middle of the road during the morning rush, dodging cars and looking so scared. I tried to stop, but it was just too busy and I was going too fast! There was nowhere to turn around... I felt so horrible."
"Really!?!"
"Oh yeah! That's her! I thought for sure she'd get hit! I"m so happy you have her! That's GREAT!"

:) You never know. The right one will be there. We've just got to be sure to turn left instead of right when the urge hits. ;)




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