Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How Do You Know You're Ready for Another Dog?: Life After Pet Loss

After losing a dog, a lot of people ask, 'How do I know when to get another?' Although I'm no expert, my answer is always the same, 'You'll know,' and 'The right dog will find you.'  Now, I'm not saying there's a dog out there with a compass and your photo (although, wouldn't that be cool?) but I truly believe that dogs are brought into our lives by a higher power.  Their love is so genuine, unconditional and pure, I just feel like there is some greater force at work that ties them to our lives and makes us better people.

After losing Milo in 2013, I knew in my heart I was not ready for another dog, yet at the same time, I hated living life without a dog by my side.  I would visit my neighbor's dogs on a daily basis because I was so lonely for the feeling of a furry companion by my side.  I can't even explain it.  I just missed walking in step with a dog.  I am so grateful to Daisy and Lucy for getting me through some awful, lonely days.  Just seeing their sweet faces and walking next to them was a huge comfort (and I'm grateful to my neighbors for putting up with me hanging around their yard!).

How can you not love little Miss Lucy?

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Happy New Year from The Jersey Doggy!

Happy 2017!! Wishing you a year filled with good health, happy dogs and lots of squirrels.