I'm ready to adopt another dog. The Wifester is ready to adopt a new dog. But the sad truth is that until we finish paying back The Wifester's mom for The Sunny Dog's surgery, we simply can't do it, partly because we just wouldn't feel right taking on that financial responsibility until the other financial responsibility has been relieved, and partly because The Wifester's mom has repeatedly expressed how vehemently she is against it. I know it wouldn't be right, but gosh, there's a hole in my heart that just can't be filled- an ache in my soul that can only be healed by loving and being loved by another fur-baby.
I know no other can replace The Sunny Dog.
I know I will still miss her.
But I also know that my pain will be less and my joy will be more with the feelings that come from rescuing a pup in need. And what better way is there to honor The Sunny Dog's memory than to share some of the love that she so freely shared with us all?
I miss my dog.
And missing her makes me miss my cat, long passed- Max.
I know one day I'll have to say goodbye to Sally, too, and to whoever comes next, but that's all part of the total experience, and I wouldn't trade any of it for the world.