Lydia you are such a wonderful caring pet owner. Many pets could only hope to have an owner like you someday.
I completely understand your feelings about how your lonely it is without our beloved pet. My first dog Winston I lost in September of 2011. It devastated me. He was my first pet and I loved him so very much. However he developed a very aggressive cancer and I lost him within 6 weeks of his diagnosis.(he was 2 months shy of his 12th birthday) It broke my heart everyday coming home and seeing his leash, bed, food bowls toys and all of the things that reminded him of me. I have no children so I felt this unbearable loneliness so I talked hubby into getting another pup. It took only a few short months and I rescued another sweet little chocolate lab pup who needed a home. I dont regret it at all and she has helped me broken heart heal.
Always remember that your boy will live on in your heart. Have you ever heard of the Rainbow Bridge? if you have a chance have a look at this website:
Have you used the PM messaging system here on pets? If so I would love to chat any time you might need to.
Have you ever considered volunteering some time to walk dogs in your area? Here is Canada the SPCA's offer a program where you can volunteer to help out by walking their dogs. They also have great needs here in rescue and in the SPCA's for people to foster dogs and cats in their homes.
Feel free to drop by the section here on pets called the TJT which is an area where we just chat about anything and everything!! If you are not sure where to find it just let me know and I can direct you.
Cindy (Sophie's Mom)
Tabitha April 10, 1995 - August 23, 2013
Bomber April 10, 1995 - July 12, 2010
Winston Nov 15, 1999 - September 15, 2011
Sophie Aug 30, 2011
"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.