July 18, 2010
It’s now been two months since we had to say goodbye to Sadie. For reasons unknown, today has been especially difficult. We all know time helps heals all wounds, but it’s going to be a long time before we turn that corner, it appears. I honestly cannot say I’m two months ‘better’ into accepting the loss. Quite honestly, I only miss her that much more. It’s time to get her back as far as I’m concerned.
October 30, 2010
As you’ll see in the other posts, after 5 months and much debating we finally decided to get another puppy. This, however, has been completely opposite of replacing Sadie or filling the void. Bringing a puppy back into our lives has revived SO many memories. At the same time, we can’t quite remember all the work involved. We’d swear up and down that Sadie came to us fully trained and low-maintenance.
We always thought it would be great to have Sadie around to help train the new puppy. If the puppy copied everything Sadie did then all would be well. However, one thing we’ve both agreed upon is that had we brought the puppy into Sadie’s life anytime the past five or more years would have been difficult. The amount of time and attention a puppy requires would have made us feel guilty and neglectful. I’m sure it would have all worked out… but we didn’t do it and here we are.