Brooke, I didn't know about your loss, hon. You're right, they do grab a chunk. We both still have pics of Jake the dog on our nightstands, and think of him often.
Hey Jes ........ I'm sorry. I just now saw this. Trying to play catch-up on the forum this morning. School keeps me sort of out of the loop on here these days. But, yeah.... I lost a dog a little over a year ago, now. I didn't start a thread on it. It just seemed like there were so many dogs dying on the forum. And each one of them hurt me, too. You know how that goes. When someone loses a pet, and you have one yourself, you can't help but cry for them ( and I mean really
cry) because you just so very much feel their pain. I did pm someone on the forum, but starting a thread was just way too painful for me, I guess.
My dog was the first dog I ever had that was my own. Though I did grow up with dogs. When he had to be put down,( much too young ) I stayed with him, snuggling him as close as I could get him. The last thing he did, even though he was hurting physically .... was give me a big ole' doggy kiss. From my chin, all the way up my face. Tore my heart out. I had them do a paw print for me and I had him cremated. So that part of him, sits in my house.
He was my best friend. My protector. He went through some bad things in my life with me, which caused him to not like guys. Except for my dad. But other than that, he loved babies, loved people for the most part. He just watched anyone that was male that got too close to me. Funny that. He wouldn't leave the room. If he got sleepy, he would fight even laying down and many times would fall asleep while sitting up and keeping " watch on the male subject". Like here:
The only one in my life that could make me smile no matter what. I miss him more than anyone knows. And wow, it still hurts like hell, sometimes.
I have a new dog now. Still a labrador, but a chocolate one this time. He's 5 months old. Wonderful dog. Completely housebroke and trained now. Still likes to chew though! But he's a real loverdog. Has a million kisses for anyone that comes to see me.
Dogz.......forgive me for hijacking your thread! I'm sorry.
Anyhow, I just came back in here to see how Jade was doing and it seems that the news is good and the worst has been escaped. So happy for you! I'm sure there's a lot of love left to share between the both of you. Hold onto every second of that. Such a treasure!
Thank you for that picture of Jade! What a beautiful dog! Truly.