You know that feeling when you become so engrossed in something that you can hardly remember what it's like not to have it? John and I feel like this way about our boys - it's hard to imagine life without them. John and the boys are a part of who I am. They are my home and without them, I would be lost.
I felt lost when our German Shepherd passed away last summer. It was heartbreaking. Pure misery.
I recently read something about losing a loved one. You never really heal, you just learn to live without them. I think this is true with dogs as well. I have learned to live without my shadow, but when I think about him, I still get choked up, and it's been almost a year. I also believe that you can never replace someone (human or dog) - when you welcome someone new into your life, your heart just grows bigger.
THE NEW ADDITION
Well, I think it is safe to say, my heart has expanded by one rambunctiously cute puppy. Don't get me wrong - it took awhile. I went through the "What did I do!?!" phase pretty early on. I totally forgot what it was like to have a puppy. The constant attention, the nipping, chewing and peeing, Oh my! But you should see him at night. At about 8:30pm, he gives in to the Sandman and then proceeds to sleep like a boss! I told John, it's his way of paying me back for having to deal with his puppy-hood all day long.
I know this phase will pass quickly, so I am trying to embrace it... or at least tell myself that it will soon pass, just to get myself through the day. Besides, I have to keep a strong front for John... it was my idea, remember?
Do you have any tips for nipping puppies? Waiting until those tiny needles fall out is a daunting thought!