Friday, February 15, 2008

I Miss My Dogs


At this moment I wish that I still had Lady or one of her pups. I guess I never truly appreciated how much she was as a companion to me especially at times when human companionship was not enough. Yes she always dug under the fence and escaped which resulted in long chases to get her back, yes she howled for days on end when she was on heat and I barely slept a wink, yes she would trade her affection as readily to anyone that could offer her a meal based on her charm alone and she required attention and care that could send anyone nuts.

But despite all this she often sat beside me and listened as I ranted without being judgmental. I could relate anything and everything to her and she just stare back with those puppy dog eyes and stay silent, popping her head onto my lap once a while to show as if she knew what I was going through. When I couldn't sleep I would just go to the yard and she'll be there and no matter the time of the day or night she would always come and give me a welcome. Giving her a doggy treat meant the world to her and she'll treat you as if you're the only person in the world she'd ever cared for or need, at least until she decides that it would take another biscuit to renew the affection.

She was always warm to hug and never went easy with her kisses and licks. I still think of her and hope that the owner I left her with is treating her well and that she has lots of love and affection with her new family. It broke my heart when I knew I could not bring her back and still I miss her to this day. It has been lonely.


Raising Mercury said...

hey there, your entry this time round has a rather sad note to it, and with good reason of course. i am a pet lover myself, i really get attached to my pets.

i have two guinea pigs, they arent exactly as vocal or responsive as dogs, but their presence and lil habits and noises are enough for me =) i would probably miss them badly if i had to give them away.

of course, there is no contending with a man and his best friend.. hope you find companionship in other things.. all the best of luck..

would it be too cruel for you to get another puppy? sometimes caring and loving for another helps.. hugs.. hope you feel better soon.

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Baby Mits said...

Giving your pet away is probably one of the hardest thing to do. They are like family. I would not imagine giving away my cats. They are my companion when I am alone, even though they drive me up the wall most of the time :)

I hope Lady is happy in her new home too

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