We recently got two Goldendoodle Puppies. The largest dog I have ever owned was 25 pounds, so these dogs are huge by my standards. Not only are they energetic puppies, but I am learning this breed is energetic too.
They run, climb, jump, chew and chase each other all.the.time. Needless to say, they thrive on our acre. However, this week has been all ice and caring for these dogs has been a challenge.
We knew we were ready for a family pet after losing both our puggles Anna and Izzy. Little did we know we would take on two puppies! Twice the accidents, twice the barking, twice the chewing, twice the sneaking food and they tag team to get their demands.
But at night, when they are exhausted, they are twice the love and peace that our hearts are full.
We said good-bye to our dog of 16 years this week.
To be honest, it was time, but that does not make it easier. She was deaf, blind and like her sister suffering from kidney disease.
We knew it was coming, but still not ready. It all happened quickly while we were in the Bahamas, but thankful we could make it back home so we could be together.
Explaining death to a 9 year old never is easy, but it gives us more opportunity to talk about God and heaven and Jesus.
The hurt is real, but so is the beauty of a best friend. The creature at my feet each night and the unconditional love in the loneliness. The loyal companion of my adult years. I miss her busting through the closet or barging in on my bathtime. Even miss the way she did anything to get to food…I miss her. But the pain is worth the 16 years of joy and the happy times of her youth.