Another dog….

posted 8 months ago in Pets
Post # 16
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Busy bee

elderbee :  What good news! I am so happy for you, and for your SIL too! Havanese are beautiful. I like the name Chica. So cute! Fingers crossed you will be new doggy parents soon.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
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elderbee :  

Oh, Bee. Your poor hubs is scared.  I think it’s precious that he loved your little Sophie so much.

I cannot imagine life without a dog.  I would have to go back to 1986 to rexperience that. It must be very rough for you. 

If you talk to him and can negotiate a time frame, perhaps you can begin some Pre Dog Prep that will help by giving you a focus point. Shopping for new pooch gear and making plans for locating your future Dream Doggy could make it feel more real for you.

And, this stuff is highly contagious. 

Edited:  

You think by now I would have learned not to skip ahead.

You already know your hubby is going to fall hopelessly in love with the new pup.  Dh initially resisted adopting our beloved Lexi. She quickly became Daddy’s Girl.  She was always with her daddy. He took her loss very hard.

It would be ideal if he was 100% on board, but, the universe has its own plan. And the dogs we need always find us.

 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

elderbee :  The “Gui” and “ll” in Guillot would be pronounced just as in Guillaume (I guess someone in Olga’s ancestry was French). Olga was a very dramatic singer, a very powerful stage presence (check YouTube). Though I like the names you mentioned, since the the Havanese breed comes from Cuba, I thought it would be fitting to suggest names with a Cuban connection. 

Do share photos with us once she’s home, please! 

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

elderbee :  Oh, she’s totally kissable and huggable!  Those three weeks will be the longest ever smile.

Post # 22
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Sugar Beekeeper
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elderbee :  

Awwww, she is precious.

I love breeders who screen their buyers properly. The more they interrogate, the better I like them. You should sail right through the FBI and Interpol checks. 

It’s not the ideal scenario, but, what in this life ever is? When you realize that you cannot live one more day without a dog, you just can’t.

Does your heart beat a little faster when you look at your sweet baby’s picture? Are you getting butterflies? That’s how you know you’re on the right path.

Of course, hubs will fall hard for the new baby. He knows that, too. He just doesn’t want to and he believes he can exert control over his level of attachment.  Sometimes, it’s just tough to be a guy.

You can relax in the knowledge that, irrespective of what he may say, he will be kind and loving toward your little girl.

Way back in the mid 1980s, I hit my can’t-live-without-a dog tipping point. I was a struggling grad student, living in an apartment. I always adored dogs, always knew they would be a huge part of my life. That was back when I overvalued Logic at the expense of my emotional and spiritual well being.

A friend for whom I often doggy sat was a major trigger.  He had the most wonderful, well trained little Sheltie. That darling dog and I had the best times together going to the park, pretending he was mine.

My dream was always to have German Shepherds, but, a Sheltie was a nice compromise. They can deal easily with apartment living and are in the same grouping, both Shelties and GSDs are herding breeds. They both have traits I love.

I, a model tenant, talked to my landlord, who would not budge on the No Pets rule. Of course, I packed up my shit, left an apartment I really liked, and moved into a crappy one in a less desirable neighborhood.

Then the naysayers came out of the woodwork. My dreadful “father” was the loudest.  I couldn’t afford a dog. I couldn’t take care of a dog. I’m too irresponsible (what am I, eight years old?).  

My little boy and I had 13 years together.  We survived dozens of moves and probably even more boyfriends. Shelties are often considered high strung and skittish.  Not this guy. He ruled (note ‘80s throwback). Later, he would be bossing big German Shepherds around. He also adored people and loved a good party.

My life went upside down.  I rushed home from work every afternoon to take the pup to the park for a wild game of fetch. Then, I had to race back downtown for classes five nights a week until 10 pm. He had to be walked numerous times a day. No more sleeping in.

Once I rented my first actual house with a fenced yard, it was paradise. I could let puppers in and out any time!

A few years later, I found a place in the city that was fully fenced, on a hillside 1/3 acre filled with eucalyptus trees.  (Dog people always ask about the fencing first). That was when I finally felt right about getting German Shepherds. 

A few decades later, here we are, still wholly owned and operated by German Shepherds.

When our sweet, quasi rescue girl, Lexi, turned up on a GSD message board, I just Knew. Hubs was opposed to adding another dog. 

Somehow, she found her way home anyway. Lexi saw Dh as her personal responsibility. He quickly fell in love and was truly gutted when we lost our Lexi.

Our dogs find us. Every single one shows up for a reason, and exactly when they are needed. Sometimes, you just have to trust in their wisdom.

 

 

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

elderbee :  ¡Corazón! What a perfect name! In my country, corazón is also a term of endearment used very profuselysmile.

Post # 25
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Sugar Beekeeper
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elderbee :  

Corazon!  Perfect! She surely will be tu corazon in time.

Love the name Cora, so pretty and such a sweet story.

Know that darling Cora was at the Rainbow Bridge waiting for sweet Sophie. Cora never stopped looking after her little friend, and she never will. She is a good shepherd.

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I can relate. I lost my beloved bunny on Thursday night so quickly.  I haven’t worked in 2 days as i cant stop crying. However earlier in the week, before my bunny was sick,  i offered through the animal shelter to foster a baby rabbit. All day yesterday i felt like cancelling the foster rabbit. However i have another rabbit who eventually will need another friend. When i saw the foster bunny today,  my face lit up. I believe this little bunny might be my silver lining and i might potentially adopt him if my bunny likes him. Losing a pet is so so hard. I miss my bunny so damn much. I keep expecting to see his darling face. However i do think we need to open ourselves up to new pets 

Post # 28
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missviolet92 :  

Oh, Bee.  I am so sorry about your sweet bunny. If you feel ok about it, maybe you could post a pic or two?

I do hope your foster works out well for both of you; the little one needs you.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

So glad that you have found a new beautiful little puppy to love. Your husband may take a bit of time to come around as he may feel ” unfaithful” to the memory of your last dog and may need a little bit longer to grieve but Cora is sooo beautiful I am sure his heart will melt with time.

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