Sadly we had to have our lovely little dog put to sleep yesterday - it's the first time in 14 years that there's not been a dog in our house and I think I'm going to suffer from Empty Basket Syndrome (my nest isn't empty, still got my 25 year old son at home!). I am beginning to realise how much I talk to myself when I'm at home, under the guise of talking to the dog! No plans to get another, we've loved having dogs (3 in total over 14 years) and our home will feel very empty but we can now take advantage of going away for weekends or holidays without having to worry about getting her looked after - no excuse for leaving things early though when you want to go home but don't want to appear rude ;-)
Sorry about your dog .I can relate , we had cats and they get to be part of the family .
For a new pet maybe get a cat ?They are not as sociable as a dog but have their own way of getting close to their humans . Cat's too are more independent , you can leave them alone for a few days at a time .
Post by Lancashire Lass on Oct 23, 2018 21:59:45 GMT
Sorry to hear about your dog Jax. It’s never easy to say goodbye to a pet who has been loving and loved. We have had quite a few cats over the years but not had one for a few years. Must say it does make life easier in several ways but I still miss them.
Jax, I'm so sorry. Pets are just an addition to our families. When we loose a loved pet, we grieve in the same way. We still have a photo of our last puss cat, it sits next to the ones of our grandchildren.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
so sorry Jax - they do leave a huge hole. I always said I'd not have another after losing my whippet, as they are a tie, but the house felt too empty without one - hence getting Fred. He goes most places with us, and is the reason for buying a bigger camper. Big hugs lovely xx
Sorry to hear this Jax. They are a huge part of the family so loving, it is heart wrenching when they go. You give them a loving life, but sometimes it is nice just to have a bit of freedom. You may change your mind later. just take now to enjoy spontaneous excursions without worrying.xx
We are still in the realm of 'firsts' - my daughter came home today and had a bit of a weep, it's so strange not to have our little friend around, but we've been looking at all the photos we've taken over the years and remembering all the happy times.