Monday, December 30, 2013
Christmas day was very hard for our family. Our family dog, Cisco, passed away unexpectadly. I've shed several tears and come home expecting to see him greeting me at the door. I've learned the loss of a pet can evoke the same emotions as the loss of a friend or relative.
A couple days after Cisco's passing, Jason started bringing up getting another dog. I wasn't much entertained by the thought. I couldn't fathom the thought of another pet coming in and taking over where Cisco left off.
Well, I didn't get much of a choice. While I was at work yesterday, Jason made arrangements to bring a rescue pet home. (He seems to buy the most things or make the most plans when I'm not around!) When I found out, I was with mixed emotions. I still have a lot of raw grief.
The grief is still there but, after seeing the pup, I can't be mad at Jason. He brought home the cutest german shepherd/beagle dog I've laid eyes on. And it's like she knew my concerns. She latched on to me from the get-go.
Of course my hands will be super full now that I'm taking care of a 3 month old dog. But she's already melted my heart. Holly is not a replacement, but she's now a welcome addition.