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27 January 2004 @ 04:52 am
Sydney appreciation & "Line of Fire"...  
I'm not quite sure what it was about last night - maybe it was seeing her old medication in the refrigerator, or maybe it was the after-effects of Sabine's previous post, but it occurred to me just how lucky Mark & I are. I had always known we were, but last night, for some reason, I was really able to appreciate it. It's been an entire month since Sydney was given the clean bill of health from our pessimistic vet and in some ways it feels like this is all EXTRA time that we'd never thought we'd spend with her.

In talking with Mark last night I came to the realization that I could never own another dog after Sydney. I know I've said that a lot while she was sick, but I think that I've always felt that way, to some extent, and Mark's never fully understood why.

There are little things that Sydney does that just makes her irreplaceable in our house. Like when I take a shower, she'll plop herself outside the door as if she's standing guard over me. :) Not only has Mark told me this, but I can usually see her fur creep out from under the door where she's sitting. :) Or how she'll jump into my arms at the foot of the stairs so I can carry her up (she's such a spoiled dog) :) Or even her little habits of nosing her food dish over to us when she's hungry - or how she paws at my hand when I stop scratching her for more... I even love the endearing way she has to block the TV every time I'm really interested in seeing something (usually during Julie's scenes in "Line of Fire"). ;) I don't think that Mark really understands, but that's the reason I don't think there will ever be another dog for me.

Mark & I ended up having a rather long discussion about this last night - and to think it all started with me seeing her old medication in the fridge! :P

And to briefly change the subject - I'm so sorry, but I have to mention this - probably the best Julie Ann episode will be shown on "Line of Fire" tonight. If anyone isn't doing anything, please tune in - it should be a WONDERFUL show! I'm still hoping the ratings pick up enough to where it'll continue into the regular season.

I hope everyone has a nice day! :)
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Sherishutterbug93 on January 27th, 2004 07:54 am (UTC)
I totally agree, it's almost like trying to replace a member of the family!
orion74 on January 27th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
I can totally understand why you wouldn't want or be able to have another dog after Sydney. Their idiosyncrasies and habits are simply irreplaceable. After all, we don't run out and "get" another person after someone in the family passes away.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 28th, 2004 12:45 am (UTC)
After all, we don't run out and "get" another person after someone in the family passes away.

VERY true! Sydney is so much a part of our family that I think I'd be way too heart-broken to get another dog.
irisheyes77 on January 27th, 2004 09:02 am (UTC)
I think that's why we have so many animals. If we had just one, there's no way that I'd want to go and get another when he or she passed on. However, since we already have so many, I'm not going to just rush right out and get another dog or cat when one of them dies to "replace" him or her, but we'll probably always have two dogs and two cats at a minimum.
Sherishutterbug93 on January 28th, 2004 12:50 am (UTC)
I think it's great to have a house full of pets. I don't know if I told this story here, but Mark & I actually bought my Mom's dog Yuki and intended her to be our own. The only problem was that she and Sydney didn't get along - so much that Sydney got physically ill and would puke on a constant basis from all the stress. We finally decided to give Yuki away to my Mom and it worked out well because she's a great companion for my Mom (who lives alone) and we could still see Yuki grow up. :) Unfortunately, I think we're a one dog household. :(
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMOR: flying hello kittybeam861 on January 27th, 2004 09:03 am (UTC)
I'm glad you have your Sydney with you! Mortie has his little things too! When I take a bath he has to be IN the bathroom with me! He follows me around the house all day long, unless he is napping. Dave constantly jokes about that. He'll say "Mortie, Mom is going downstairs, you better get ready." I have never had a dog so loving or loyal. If something happened to him, I would never find another one like him. I can't say I would never get another dog, but I would wait for a while. To think that they were going to put him under, because he wasn't selling at the pet store, what a waste! Mort's new thing is going into Em's room, and carrying around her things, and whimpering while he is doing it, I think he misses her. It took him a while to make up with her when she came home from break! I still think that dog is going to talk to me some day, I know he wants to!!
Sherishutterbug93 on January 28th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC)
Mortie's such a sweetie!! And I know he misses Emily! :( The poor thing! :( Sydney follows me all around the house too. I don't know what I'd do without my fuzzy little shadow following me from room to room. In fact, that was my first indication that she was sick last year, she wouldn't get up and follow me to the other room, she just stayed where she was and looked at me. :( Please give Morite a *HUG* for me!
Care: smilecareleswhisper on January 27th, 2004 09:30 am (UTC)
I liked this entry. :) Sydney is such a cool dog. :)
Sherishutterbug93 on January 28th, 2004 12:53 am (UTC)
:) She's the light of my life. :)