And when he was ready to leave; he told us it was time. As much as I argued with him on this subject, he was firm. So we respected his choice. He left us as peacefully as I could have wished for this kind soul. I am grateful for loving and caring veterinarians who know that dogs are family. We are Blessed.
We now have our newest addition, Max. A Bagel, which is a cross between a basset and a beagle. He walked up to us as dogs do on a farm and he became ours. He was starved, flea infested, and is heart worm positive. The vet said he would have died within the next 2 days if he had not found a home. We are grateful he has adopted us. He is such a wise soul. Grateful for every small thing. He reminds me constantly to also be grateful. He fits into our home like a glove. McKenzie loves him and they have bonded well.
The rhythm has certainly changed, but that is the way life goes. I miss my guys fiercely, but I know they will send another when the time is right. It's not right now...my heart must heal. Meanwhile I bake for your family. It's my therapy. It reminds me of the times I would come home with the flavors each of them loved the most: Buddy loved Apple...Ace loved them all. Hey! Labs love to eat! They are the happiest dog on the planet!
Love your pups each and every day...they are given to us as a gift. What a wonderful gift they are!