It was just a puppy…

Since Shasta’s passing, I haven’t had much interest in dogs.  No room at the inn (my heart) right now.  The Mr has looked at various websites, blogs and rescue organizations just to see what’s out there. Somehow, he keeps going back to the hybrid’s.

I’ve been pretty vocal about not “going there.” As in, “No, we are not getting another dog and we are most certainly not going to get another hybrid.”

Him: Look at this *dog or puppy* here.

Me: I’m not interested.

Him: Oh come on, just look.

Me: (slightly irritated) Fine. Yep, that’s a dog (or puppy). Not doing anything for me.

This has been going on for a few weeks now. We have run the gamut of hybrids, Great Pyrenees, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Akita’s, Malamutes and back to hybrids. I am not amused.

This weekend we had to go to Petsmart.  We were standing by the reptile display (oh please don’t ask why), when I felt something on my hand.  Looking down, I saw my hand being licked by a puppy – a pure-bred wolf puppy visiting from out-of-state (purebreds are illegal in California). He was all over me like flies on honey. To say he was cute is an understatement. As I kneeled down to say hello to him, he practically knocked me over and gave me all kinds of kisses and nips. I returned them with hugs, scratches behind the ears, and belly rubs. He was just so lovable and happy, I couldn’t resist him.

Funny thing happened, I felt my heart start to thaw…just a little.

  7 comments for “It was just a puppy…

  1. August 7, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Aww, the Grinches heart grew a few sizes? (*wink)

    Trust me, I know the replacement dog process. I had several on the farm. After a while, I almost didn’t want a dog anymore either. Puppies are so cute, though. That’s how pet stores stay in business. Cuteness is a killer…

  2. Ixy
    August 5, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Awww…you’ll know when the time is right.

  3. August 4, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I think there is a message in that connection with the puppy….in time you will find your next love. You will know the right puppy when you meet and your heart will connect. Be well, Sherree

  4. August 2, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I am glad to hear this. In time.

  5. August 2, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Dear Sherree,
    Imagine that God/Higher Power sees all our life journey, knows all our needs, and gladly provides a Divine Presence for all people, to help us amidst the challenges of living in this physical plane, including dealing with the pain and suffering many people experience in their lives, as we grow and learn how to be better people, especially towards each other.

    Imagine God/Higher Power knows countless ways, situations, including people and even animals, all amazing, and sometimes even simple, spiritual interventions to guide our consciousness and ground us to that which is the only reality that transcends everything, that WE are ALL connected, and part of ONE Spirit and Sacred Energy called LOVE.

    Looks like Smart Shasta (using her gentle greeting at Petsmart) is nudging Sherree to consider opening her heart to another dog, one through whom Shasta herself, can continue to physically give Sherree the opportunity to enjoy a deep, meaningful relationship unlike no other.

    I think the “Mr” is on the right track:) EdC

  6. August 2, 2011 at 7:56 am

    What a beautiful post. As a complete dog nut, I understand your hesitancy toward opening your heart up to a new friend after the loss of Shasta. I am sorry you had to say goodbye.

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