Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I recently lost my father in November and in December I lost my 15 year old dog, Misty Mae... The two losses entwined themselves in my grief.
The recent decision to bring a doodle pup into my life has perked me up but I am scared. I'm afraid of change. It hurts. It literally hurts. Many thoughts come into my head and heart. Will I groom properly? Do I have the energy? Will we bond?
My Misty Mae was a shelter dog who required very little maintenance other than vet checks. We hiked a lot. We napped a lot. We sat together outside and meditated a lot. I miss her terribly, but am grateful for the comfort and joy she gave me for 15 years. I know she can never be replaced, and I do not want to replace her.
I simply have decided to open my heart again to a new pup that will require ME to deal with change and grow!
You were a great teacher, Misty, and I thank you, Old Girl.
Here is a wonderful link about old dogs that touched my heart today. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.