Pets are supposed to be good for lowering blood pressure. They are also known as good stress relievers. Knowing that, I still would like to know why having a dog is so important to me.Why did I feel so out of sorts when I was without one for a few days.
I was understandably sad that we lost our special Cricket, but I shouldn't have felt such an overpowering emptiness. I've lost dogs before. You are sad. You say you are not getting another one. Then after a month or two, you get one. I needed one right away.
There was something that was so missing that I couldn't wait . Then to be told that we couldn't adopt a younger dog ,did something to my sense of my own mortality. Adopting a throw away dog , an older dog who lost his home ,maybe because his owner got to old
to take care of him and the kids didn't want to bother ,put me in a role of protector of things that got old, and almost had to pay the ultimate price for that, euthanasia.I feel really good to have a dog in my life again. This pet is adjusting to us and we
to him. I can see him already becoming a personality. With a little adjusting, he will live another 3 or 4 years and I will feel good for another 3 or 4 years.It's a win win.Now how do I tell him that he is not invited to eat at the table with us.