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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
Debsb186 on August 29th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)
Sheri.. you will never replace Sydney, but you can definitely love another dog when you guys are ready.

When I was a kid, we had a sheltie named Lady. She was my best friend, confident, and buddy as I was going through those up and down teen years. When I was in grade 11, we had to have her put down at the age of 7 due to cancer. When I met Mike, he would always notice that no matter where we were, I would get teary when I would see a sheltie. When we got married, he bought Sunny for me as his wedding gift to me, as he said he couldn't imagine a better gift. And, though Sunny is my darling furball baby now, I still love and think of Lady and we have photos of her up in our house.

You'll never forget Sydney, but you guys have lots of love for another furball. :)
Sheri: Familyshutterbug93 on August 29th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about Lady. :( It's so hard to lose such a cherished childhood friend... I can understand your feelings about tearing up whenever you saw a Sheltie. How nice that Mike bought Sunny for you as a wedding gift!

I know that no matter what happens in our lives, we will always love and remember Sydney because she was such a HUGE part of our family. And I know we aren't ready yet, and we may not be for some time, but when we are ready to give another fuzzy puppy a home, I think we'll both know it. :)

Big HUGS to you!