Saturday, August 20, 2016

Bruno and Buddy

We have had a rough couple of weeks. My Bruno finished his time here. I don't think I will ever stop missing him. He was my faithful friend and constant companion. When no one else was there, Bruno was. I know that a lot of people don't understand and think we are foolish to care so much for "just an animal". They don't understand. He was so much more to me.

And now I'd like you to meet Buddy. I do not think it was unfeeling of me to get another dog so quickly. It's more of a testimony of what a good dog Bruno was. And this one needs me fully as much as I need him. His owners boarded him in a kennel three months ago. They had some misfortune and couldn't keep him. Eventually they told the lady running the kennel to just get rid of him.

Our son is the one who found him for us. I told him I wanted a male Rottweiler puppy right now and like the good son he is, his answer was, "On it." That same day he called and gave me the info on a one year old male Rottweiler, and I called. Mr. Muddling and I went that day and saw him and he came home with us. He's not a puppy, but he is young enough to still have a lot of the puppy sweetness, and at least he's over the more destructive traits of a younger dog.

We stopped by our vet's office on the way home to get him checked. The bad news is he has heart worms. The good news is, we've already started the treatments and he has a very good chance for a long, good life. 

Maybe you don't believe like I do, but I believe God is concerned even about a woman missing her dog, and even about a dog who has had a bad deal. This just seems like a "God thing" to me. We needed each other.

As for Lady and Ariel, they have mostly accepted him as a very big new member of the family. The cats - not so much. But they will all get used to each other with time.

I do hope you are having a good weekend and that there are things in your life for which to be thankful. There always are, even if sometimes you have to look a little harder.

Thank you for reading about my dogs and my life.

Hugs and kisses,


Melanie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but like you--- I believe in happy endings. Buddy doesn't realize it--- that was his lucky day.... when you found him. Love it.

Karen S said...

Well that is sad news about Bruno. Our pets work their way into our hearts from the moment we meet them. And they seem to always be able to read our minds and know what we need. Love them to bits.
I am so pleased you jumped in with both feet and took Buddy into your home. I hope he settles in quickly and becomes an important family member, too.
Best wishes.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh Elaine, I'm so so sorry to hear about Bruno.. {{hug}}

And I'm glad to hear that God has provided just what you - and Buddy - needed.

Carolyn Sullivan said...

Like they say when one door closes.... They all look very happy and that is a good thing!

Susie Swanson said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. An animal is a big part of our hearts and when we lose them it breaks too. I know cause we've experienced it. I'm so glad you've found you another little Buddy. I know he can't take Bruno's place but will bring lots of love and enjoyment. Hugs and Love to you my dear friend.

Sheila said...

I'm sad and so sorry to hear about Bruno. I know you are heart broken. Buddy is lucky he finds himself in your life. I hope everything works out and all your fur babies become good friends.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, Elaine. I'm so sorry about Bruno -- it's so hard to lose the pets that we love so much. You have lots of pictures of Bruno on your blog and hopefully they'll remind you of lots of good times. And Yay for Buddy -- what a lucky dog to be welcomed into your family!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Elaine, hugs to you dear friend..........I know how it hurts and I am so sorry. I hope that Buddy will bring new laughter and memories to your home

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Elaine, hugs to you dear friend..........I know how it hurts and I am so sorry. I hope that Buddy will bring new laughter and memories to your home