Along with missing Chloe, I also miss having a dog. The best parts of my day can be when I see my neighbor’s dog, Jake. He is always so happy to see me. I miss that total love feeling; no matter what kind of a day you’ve had, or whether you screwed up at work, you’re the best thing to ever walk through that door. I miss that.
When do you know you’re ready to adopt again? I’m not sure. I’ve always said it’s the greatest tribute to how much you loved your dog to go out and adopt again. So many homeless dogs in need of good, safe and loving homes. But, I’m not ready. I thought I would be ready much sooner, and I confess to be more than a little disappointed in myself.
I’m tired, I’m sad and I’m not over Chloe. About a month after we lost her, I went to the shelter where I’m a volunteer and a Board member. I knew it was a dangerous thing to do, but I went. I saw a great dog who had just been surrendered. She would have been perfect, but Rob said he wasn’t ready, and truthfully, neither was I.
My dogs have always seemed to find me, and I guess that will happen again.
To Your Dog’s Good Health!