We lost our Bo on the Tuesday and no matter how many tears were shed or how depressive we were, our home was not the same. It was like the heart had been torn right from it.
I suspect some people think, “My god it’s only a dog.” But it was my dog and I loved him to bits. On the following Friday, after losing Bo, we came home with the shopping.
There was NO 9 st pal standing patiently waiting for his Jumbone. There was no joy at all… just sadness.
That night we looked at one another and said, we both couldn’t live in this house without a dog.
Before I had Bo, we had two dogs, a 16 year old Heinz57 variety and a Saint Bernard…. they were lovely dogs and we still miss them today. But there was something about Bo.. perhaps it was his naughtiness, I don’t know, but there was this special bond between him and me… he was like another son.
Anyway that night we decided to try and put the heart back in our home… we knew no dog would replace Bo but we knew we had lots of love to give to another dog.
So we sat and talked and the powers of the internet united us with a breeder who had Golden Retriever puppies for sale. We were only planning on having the one dog, but I always think two dogs together have each other and have company. Anyway by luck when we went to have a look at the pups by the breeder she only had a male and a female left.
Naturally I couldn’t walk away without bringing both of them home. Even if I had only wanted one dog, I couldn’t have brought myself to leave the other pup behind and separate them as I was still longing for my Bo and knew damn well what being separated felt like.
So home we come with two puppies and joys of toilet training begin.
Meet Stewie and Dumpling.
We still shed a tear or two for our Bo, but Stewie and Dumpling have taken the rawness off, plus I don’t have time to be sad for too long, if I am not cleaning up one mischievous act I am onto the other. Stewie is a little darling, little sis (Dumpling) is one harem scarem little girl…
We can see who is going to be boss and the males don’t win this time…. Girl Power 😀