What is your dog's breed? (If you have more than one dog, please list a name followed by breed.)
Sam - English Springer Spaniel
Sonny - Brittany
Retired law enforcement from Indianapolis, relocated to Lake Oconee area of Georgia.
Sam was my best friend and when I lost him I thought I could never handle the pain of losing another. My vet, a great person, found a Brittany that needed a good home. One look at Sonny and I knew I could not leave him in the condition he was in.
What is one thing your dog does that reminds you to open your heart and love more deeply?
Sam taught me patience and the value of quiet companionship. He taught me how to show the deepest form of love by making hard choices, the hardest was to end his pain.
Sonny is reminding me of how relationships develop. It is not always easy at first, just like with human relationships; sometimes we question if this is worth the trouble or is going to work out., but then I remember Sam and wonder when it all just clicked. Sonny will never be Sam and I do not want him to be. I want to love Sonny for being Sonny and he has plenty of character to love.
Do you have a website or personal page (such as on Facebook or MySpace) that you'd like to share with other members of our community?
I love your beautiful pic of Sam, a very regal being. My own Rudy passed away 11-8-09 in my arms. I agree that they cannot be replaced and are much more important in our lives than that. I pray we will find solace in their memories until that day when we meet them again...
I read your profile on Sam and Sonny. I can feel the love you felt for Sam. The same feelings I had for my maltese Rio who passed June 2008. Pets bring us love and joy. You are right about the relationships we develop with our pets etc. When its their time to leave its very difficult. Oliver & I know exactly how it feels to lose a best friend. May you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving. Oliver sends his greetings to Sonny ; )