Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thinking about Mama
Days continue on and I keep breathing. It seems that one thing drops on top of another and if I dare take a moment to be excited about something positive, then a big negative happens. Henley was so very special to me, David & Sean. But the loss of companionship he left is a big one to fill.
We're in the beginning stages of bringing a new dog into our family. One thing I feel strongly about is having the new pup socialized extraordinarily well. Mama helped me come to that decision. I know that somewhere in all my photos I took while she was sick is one of her with a very big mastiff dog that visited the nursing home. Mama loved sweet little lap dogs. The two mastiffs that visited were sweet but certainly not in the lap dog category. The thing is, it didn't phase Mama at all. She called the one known as Bella up to her bedside and cooed at her and stroked her ginormous head. The joy in Mama's face as she loved on Bella was striking. So, our next pup will be a therapy dog - one we can take to visit the nursing homes.