I will always have the softest spot for dogs. These canine creatures provide so much human comfort that people call them the best stress-relievers. I lost my precious Fletcher almost two years ago but his memory continues to linger in my mind. This could be one of the reasons why I’ve never decided on getting a new one. We spent eight full years together and I showered him with so much love and affection and, in return, received unconditional loyalty and companionship from his four-pawed end. My emotional investment was so strong that I just couldn’t bear undergoing the same painful experience of losing one.
But, as my friends have always advised, time will definitely heal the wounds. Now that 2010 is upon us, I have finally reached a new conclusion. I will start shopping for a new dog within the next month or two. I think I have conditioned myself long enough to get over the death of Fletcher. This also means that I should start setting aside extra funds for all the expenses that come with taking in a new pet – dog food, shelter, monthly and annual injections, vet fees, etc. Whew!
I’m ready. So whichever canine ends up to be my new companion, be ready for a love-filled time. Thanks to tips I’ve learned through the years and from my previous veterinarian plus the more helpful lessons imparted by dog whisperer Cesar Millan in his book “Cesar’s Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems.’ This is it. I’m 100% ready.
My good friend, Boyet Blas, shared a short video of his lovable pomeranian, Bruce, and I’m posting it below just to show you how adorable dogs really are.
Video courtesy of YouTube/boyetblas
I personally see it fitting that my last blog for the year 2009 is about a subject matter closest to my heart. And my planned search for a new dog by 2010 renders the next few months of my life much more exciting and inspiring.
I love you 2010, but goodbye 2009!!!