July 12, 2017

                                                          Another slinky pose!

4 comments:

joared said...

She was a cute little dog -- can understand how you would miss her. Since I've been alone I toyed with having a dog but thought I might not outlive the dog and don't know what might happen to it. Also, wasn't sure I wanted to take on the care I'd need to provide.

Betty Bishop said...

I feel the same way Joared. I actually can't think of anything that would bring me more pleasure [Josie seemed to live to make me laugh and smile - she did the craziest and sweetest things - daily!]. My vet suggested I get an older dog but I am now used to my "freedom" and with lung problems I'm not sure I could walk her every day. If you have never had a dog I would say get one - they will understand if we outlive them [I think they understand far more than humans - they operate on instinct] as well as extend your life. Maybe talk to a vet and ask their opinion and if they would find a new home for the dog if it should be left alone. oops - I am talking myself into calling Josie's vet! I want another poodle mix because they are so smart.

joared said...

Oh, I've had lots of dogs. The most recent was a 10 mo. old mistake we got at a pound. Should have returned her, but we got attached. Told our kids she likely had been abused in the name of training so she needed our love. She had likely been spoiled rotten, too, but we did our best. My one real dog love I had to give up when I was preteen -- still heartbreaking when I think about it -- wrote a blog post about my King years ago.

Betty Bishop said...

I had that experience too Joared! An adorable wee black terrier from the Humane Society - adorable and good as gold until I fell in love with him - then he started nipping at my hand when I put his food down. The H.S. said I could either return him or muzzle him as "like humans, some dogs can't accept love". I returned him but I still see that cute little guy as plain as day. I expect they put him down.
take care,
Betty