HELP! My Mom's dog died last night!!
Posted 05 October 2008 - 04:12 PM
I'm still at her home. She had to work today & she should be back at any moment.
My question is, under the circumstances, do you think that we should adopt another puppy for her? I don't want my mom to feel lonely without her dog.
I've never had to experience the death of an animal so I'm wondering what is best for her.
Thank you for your help.
-I hope this message makes sense. I've had no sleep & I'm having a hard time functioning today. I just feel so horrible for my mom!
Posted 05 October 2008 - 04:28 PM
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Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:29 PM
Martin got me a puppy for Xmas last year. And I had my heart set on this one little girl. It was about a 4 hr drive to get her from the rescue. About 2 hrs into it (on Xmas eve) he says "I have bad news and good news" the bad was that the girl was already adopted! I broke down crying right there. The good news was there were two other boys to look at while we were out there. So I kind of felt forced (tho no one actually forced me - I dunno...) and chose between the two. Well, 9 months later we figured out that it really just wasn't the right situation and the dog was not at all the right match for us and had to give him to my Grandparents about 1 month ago (where he is VERY happy being the only pup!).
We REALLY want another pup (this time the same breed as our current dog- a dachshund). A girl too. I've always wanted a girl dog since my childhood dog Denali passed about 5 years ago... I definitely know what I want and this time will take the time to really try and bond with the dog first and try and make sure she's a good fit. For us, we've decided to try our hardest to put it off until after the wedding - enough time for Ollie to get over the "loss" of Conor (and us too) and also give us something to look forward to after the wedding/honeymoon business is all over with...
Anyways, hope that helped. It sounds like y'all did a great thing by staying there with the poor dog. Hugs to yoU!
~ Jaime & Martin ~
"Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"
We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!
We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!
Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:07 PM
Definitely wait on the puppy thing. She is going to need to grieve and more importantly, she's going to learn how to live without him. It's going to be really hard. I start to tear up when I think about it, because although my dog is only 2, there will come a day where I will have to let him go and I can't even begin to imagine that. My Buddy is my heart!!
When your mom is ready for another dog (and she will be!!) you'll know and then maybe you can go together.
Good luck and again, I am relly sorry to hear about that! :-(
Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:52 PM
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