Oh man! Before you talk it over with the family, make them brownies. I would love it if you gave her a home. She looks so sweet. I know you would be a wonderful dog mom to her.
Also, I'm sorry for your loss. It's so hard losing a pet.
Awww, you're a great doggy mom too. Thanks so much for your condolences, too.
We got our sweet Dixie when my boys were 4 and 6, so my "puppies" all grew up together. Dixie rode with us to school and back every single day for years. She loved to ride, she was just one of the kids to us; she really didn't know she was a dog. She was my best friend, my therapist and always loved unconditionally. She even talked to me, lol! I would make a little sing song type of talk to her and I swear, she would do the exact same little talk back to me. The years went by and the day came when my oldest son and my baby started driving to school together. The first day they drove away,I put on a brave face and told them to be careful. As soon as I watched them drive away and closed the door, I fell to my knees , sobbing. The first time your kids drive away on their own is very bittersweet. Dixie sat in the floor with me and licked my tears away. She shared my sadness and didnt understand why we weren't all riding to school together.
We also would always split a cheeseburger happy meal every friday, she loved her a cheeseburger. As she got older and started having trouble getting into the car, it broke my heart. I promised her I would always have her back and I know she understood what I meant. She slowly started to struggle to walk, she had good days and bad days, I knew the end was drawing near. The day came when I went to get our cheeseburger Happy meal,she wouldn't touch her favorite thing in the world and stumbled as she tried to get up and walk. She looked at me as if to say, "mommy, it's time" and I knew I had to keep my promise to her. My husband couldn't even begin to think about doing what had to be done. It's funny how I found strength I never knew i had. I texted my boys at school when it was time to take her to the vet and asked if they wanted to come to tell her goodbye. They did and they rode to the vet with me. My youngest couldn't come in and told her his goodbyes in the car, crying his eyes out. My oldest carried her in the door and we went to the dreaded room to spend a few precious last minutes with her. I held her little head in my lap as the vet put her to sleep while my son sat beside me trying to be strong. Saddest thing in the world
sorry to sound so melodramatic but our animals really are family members and it hurt so bad to lose her. Thus the hesitancy to get another one with our grief still being so raw. Gosh, that was a lot! Anyhow, Sophie is a beauty and I hope she finds a forever home with people who love and adore her! Blondie, thanks for helping this sweet baby
Edited to add: sorry for any typos, hard to type and complete my thoughts through tears
Edited by Dana, 19 November 2016 - 12:01 AM.