Monday, December 30, 2013

Meet Holly: Not A Replacement, But A Companion


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.

8 comments:

Yona Williams said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Dogs are truly a part of a family and when they are gone, the void is hard to fill, but it will get better with time. I found that the sadness is eventually replaced with all of the warm memories that you have of your pet, and you'll also have reminders even when you least expect it of all the good times. Holly will certainly help ease the pain and she is too cute for words.

Dianna said...

oh gosh-- I am so sorry-- I know that pain oh so well.. I had a beautiful Shelty-- Stud-- he was my best buddy-- was always with me all the time--he's go to the post office with me, to the open markets, in the garden helping me plant, well digging up what I'd plant.. but I still miss him so much.. My husband got another pup for me--he's cute as a button-- but just isn't my Stud. I know time heals all wounds, and it will get easier..Your new little friend is such a cutie, enjoy

mail4rosey said...

I'm sorry for your loss. And welcome to your newest family member, she is a beauty!!

Masshole Mommy said...

I love Holly! She is lovely and you guys are going to have so much fun with her.

alissa apel said...

Such a cutie! She looks so soft!

Erika E said...

She looks adorable. So kind of you to rescue instead of going to a pet store.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I'm so sorry again for your loss my dear. Holly looks like a sweet helper to give you comfort during this time.

Theresa said...

She is beautiful! I am sure she will fill your hearts and years with so much joy! Congrats on the new addition!