Post Edited (nellebutter) : 5/26/2009 11:54:51 AM (GMT-6)
I am so sorry for you loss and I understand as I have lost 2 of my sweet Dobermans, one last month. You are so right, they give us unconditional love and comfort and they are always loyal.
You are in my prayers and lots of Hugs coming your way too.
Thank you so much for your kind responses. Julie...we have another dog Dylan, who is a lab mix and a rescue. When we got Vesta she was living at a dog day care center where one of the workers had found her in a ditch with the puppies. She was boarded with a big ole dog named Rusty for six months before we got her. Anyway, when we took her home she got so sick we truly thought she was going to die...vomiting, diarrhea, not eating. After five different vets, we took a chance and brought Rusty to our house and lo and behold, she perked up. But Rusty had already been adopted so we went to the pound and got Dylan...who was given to us with Parvo and he too almost died within three days of adopting him. Thankfully, he pulled through, and Vesta was never sick again. She just needed another dog. Well...Dylan is old now too, has had hip replacement and is very arthritic. He is lost without Vesta....looks for her and stayed on the couch for almost 24 hours without even going to the bathroom when we came back from the vet without her. He can see out the front door from the sofa and he is looking for her.
I hope the pain subsides enough so that we can save another animal. I fear Dylan could be 'gone' soon also. I think when my son visits in July, I might have him go to the Humane Society with me and get another dog. I can hardly walk through those places because I want them all.
Thank you again for helping me through this.
I am glad you are considering getting another dog, a new family member. We have a new Doberman pup, King. He is 4 1/2 months old and Wow, what a little devil . He is full of himself and loves to play. He is going to be a show dog.......lol. He needs a lot of training. Our first experience with having a male dog too.
Again lots of warm hugs to you.
Thank you so much, Junebug...I thought of you and Buster too when I first read your post because I knew I'd be the next one in line to lose their best friend. The emptiness is unbelievable, as you well know. it's amazing how many 'triggers' set me off...like I found a dog biscuit next to her bed and lost it.
We'll get through it, Junie...I am thinking of you too. Buster and Vesta are together, pain free and enjoying the freedom that only doggie heaven can offer.
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