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28 August 2007 @ 05:07 am
I can't believe...  
...that tomorrow will have been a week since we lost Sydney. :( Yesterday we received a beautiful sympathy card from our vet, which was really nice - but heartbreaking to read as well. There is a part of us that just feels extremely lucky for all the years we spent with her after she was sick the first time (when she was six) because we really feel like it was extra borrowed time (since no one expected her to pull through back then) - but, of course, there is a part of us that still wishes she could've lived forever... :(

Work helps - as does keeping busy with my websites... And this weekend I'm off to Sacramento to see Bets in 1776 at Music Circus so that will be a nice distraction as well.

And Mark & I were talking the other night... And I know that I said once that I'd never get another dog once Sydney was gone - because my attachment to Sydney was so strong that I couldn't even imagine owning another dog... But my thoughts on that have changed somewhat in light of the recent events. Not that we're ready for a new puppy at the moment, or that what we'd be doing would be replacing Sydney at all, but I think I'm actually finally open to the idea of possibly giving another dog a home with us one day... I think I finally understand that though another dog will never replace Sydney, we do have enough love in our hearts to take in a new dog one day and love him or her the way we loved Sydney - without ever forgetting about her...

Hope all of you have been well. Mark & I appreciate all your kind words and messages - it has certainly helped us get through this past week. Big HUGS to you all!
Current Mood: okayokay
Sabine: Mickisabine10 on August 28th, 2007 10:45 pm (UTC)
I understand how you are feeling and yes, I too miss Sydney.

I remember what you once said about getting another dog after Sydney had to go and I thought about them more often. But, when I got Micki it did not mean that I replaced Lauser, he always will have his place in my heart. And it's right what suetrys wrote that another dog helps heal the pain. Micki helped me a lot. I love her in her own way and it makes me happy to feel her love and trust. I think that you and Mark have a lot of love in your hearts and I'm sure that, if you decide to get another dog, you will love her or him.

You are in my thoughts. Big hugs back to you!
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2007 08:32 am (UTC)
Thanks for your comment, Sabine.

I remember when I made that comment when Sydney was ill and then a few years later when you brought Micki home we discussed it again. I hope I didn't make it sound as though I didn't believe that ANY person whose dog passed away shouldn't get another one - I certainly believe (even then) that everyone is different and has different ways of handling grief... At the time, it was only something that I had thought would be true for myself. Now, though having been through Sydney's loss and knowing that we are able to one day love another dog, but never forget Sydney, I see things (for me) a little differently.

Thanks for your comment, Sabine - big HUGS to you!