I got the stink eye from an acquaintance on Dawg Patrol yesterday. The lady couldn’t hide her distaste at my getting a new pup so soon after Macey. She’d just lost her own last year and she still isn’t over it. I totally get that. I love the new pup and she’s a handful… but there are times I think of Macey and it’s like a sucker punch to the solar plexus. I choke up and dust gets in my eyes.
But… I HAVE to move. When my family self destructed I dwelled on it far too long, and took far too long to deal with it. I was able to move on and put it in the rear view mirror only by the grace of God and a good wife. It would have destroyed me otherwise. I learned a lesson about myself from it.
Life continues apace. When the end of the trail comes for me, I will want my wife and tribe to move on and get past me too… the trail may end at different spots for us…but they all end into the same meadow.
We’re fine, Macey. You go get the rabbits and squirrels.
Well put Glenn....they keep us sane in an insane worldReplyDelete
Some people just want you to be as miserable as they are. Don't let them do it.ReplyDelete
Dogs do that to us. The previous one we had would make you cry if I went into details about when he died. There is no doubt God created them for us and us for them. I don't know why he incorporated an element of sorrow and grief, but thats his way and he knows best. People that say they cant reason are about eat up with the dumbass. I thank God Almighty for our new little boy. Here we go, again.ReplyDelete
Holy Hell, that pup is growing fast! What are you feeding her, Glen?ReplyDelete
Great guidance and wisdom - thanksReplyDelete
Our new English Shepherd pup went from 11 to 31 lbs in 6 weeks.ReplyDelete
Savor every moment.
Drive on with a Hard on as we used to say in the Infantry.... yeah, a quick replacement to a point is harsh, but in the case of puppers, it's a necessity IF yer a DawgKin. Right now, I am sooooooo missing the Sausage Princess (staying in FL with Sapper) that I find meself finishing dinner, and realizing I -have- to finish off what I -normally- would save for her (I spoil her sooooooooooo badly) n I don't save a lot, but just enough for her to know that Daddy (aka The Pack Lead) is giving her her due.... Man do I miss her big fat farting Pittie self... her and Bob-The-Asshole-Cat. Sapper sez they're allllllllll out of sorts with us gone as the 'pack' is incomplete... have to get this shytte settled to get back to normal, for which the values of 'normal' being what they are in my household...ReplyDelete
Aww what a cutie. Everyone handles things differently. After my old Lab passed on I said I would never get another dog and I haven't but they sure seem to end up with me anyway. I finally just decided that is the way it is suppose to be and let the next pet pick me is all. Seems to work for me now anyway.ReplyDelete
That's why I said when you got her that you need to take pictures every day for at least the first three to six months. And nowadays when digital pics cost literally nothing, we can do that.ReplyDelete