Thursday, June 17, 2010

A Swing And A Miss

If you're new around here you might not know that I had a dog and that she died in early October. If you're interested you can read more about her by clicking here.

Lately I've been thinking a little more seriously about getting another dog. My cats present some challenges and I'm very slow about making any decision that I know I'll be living with for a while so I'm not on the verge of some enormous break through or anything but I've been surfing puppy porn and I did a walk through of an SPCA while I was up north last weekend.

The unsurprising side effect of all this so-called readiness is that I'm really struggling with missing my dog. Like weeping on the sidewalk, running after friends' dogs struggling. It'll all work out. I mean, I'll never not miss her because she was as close to perfect as you'd ever want a dog to be, but other dogs will come and go and I will not always weep on the street but the week hasn't been fantastic in this regard.


I guess I just thought you should know.


  1. I'm so sorry you are experiencing the sadness. It will happen again, don't doubt it. You will find the right dog.

    Meanwhile, come by my place and visit the Weekly Jack.

  2. Kizz, we lost our family dog almost two years ago now. Mina was the sweetest black lab ever and we all adored her. She had a stroke and my parents had to put her down when she was 12. They still can't bring themselves to get another dog. Though I think they will, I think it just takes time. Hugs!

  3. I'm with you.
    We lost our oldest cat last month, and I still think I see him out of the corner of my eye sometimes.
    I miss rubbing his white fuzzy belly.

  4. There's nothing to say that the mourning experience for a beloved animal doesn't follow the same alleged guidelines/timelines as that of a beloved human...time time time. maybe soon. maybe never. i'm sorry for your heart hurting...

  5. Oh Kizz, this is so sad to read. I totally get it. She WAS the most perfect, so miss her all you want, as long as you want.

  6. Just a hug and some wags and panting and doggie drool from here.

  7. I don't think I've ever known anyone who regretted getting another dog. They just make us happier--maybe the right dog will pick you one of these days.

  8. oh dear. I can completely relate, not that it would take away your pain. And I'm sure you're the type who would not want the pain taken away, because you cared for her so. I'm so sorry.

    There isn't a day that I think about what life will be like post-pet. I think it's the plight of all us pet lovers, that we know we share in their little lives, which are so sadly short and precious.

    At the very least, your puppy was well-loved. She looks like such a dear thing, I'm sure I would have liked her too.

  9. oh and must be feeling the guilt for wanting another dog. Understandable.

    I think your dog would want you to have another due time. Hugs.