This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

In Memory of...



Last year around this time we went on a camping trip and our fur baby Buddy unexpectantly passed away. I couldn't go without remembering him during this month. He wasn't really Jon's dog at first, but became ours when we got together and was a very important part of our lives. For anyone that personally knows us, our dogs are very important in our lives. I remember being very angry, b/c we had struggled with infertility for a long time and I felt that God was taking the only babies that we had. Buddy was a beautiful majestic pure black German Shepard. We were never afraid when he was around. He had the biggest heart. He was HUGE, but so sweet. We had also lost our dog Pandora about a year and a half earlier. Pandora was a mixed breed and full of spunk. She always looked out for me and was very protective. I had had her since I was nineteen and she weathered some really tough times with me. The unconditinal love of your dogs in inmeasureable. So after Buddy passed we were at the bottom of the bottom, no baby yet, no hopes of a baby and now both of our dogs were gone. It was a very difficult time. So I just wanted to take a moment to remember them, because they were our first babies together. And although we now have two new wonderful fur babies together and the hope of our human baby is now within our reach, we will never forget these two. They are still truly missed to this day.

11 comments:

Kristin said...

We have 3 dogs, one of whom is very old (13 and a big lab mix) and I am so fearful of the day she starts to go downhill...

After the baby comes the 3 of you will have to hit the shelters and find a new pup for all of you.

Connie said...

Ann - your fur babies pictures are so sweet. No matter what great changes your life brings, Buddy and Pandora will ALWAYS be a special part of your life.

I STILL think of and miss my Sammy (beagle) who passed away when I was 13.

malou said...

It is wonderful that you have these pix of your beloved friends, Buddy and Pandora, they are such beautiful companions!

mIcHeLlE-o said...

I love those pics of your pup. Sorry to hear about Buddy and Pandora. I think it's awesome that you blogged about remembering them.

Tammy said...

That's so sad. I know how you feel. I lost 2 of my cats within 3 months of each other - Dingo (18) and Cosmo (9). I'm hoping little Miss Shera will hang in there to meet Kaylee. She's 17 1/2 and I've had her since the day she was born.

Anonymous said...

I understand completely. I lost my canine companion of 10 years about 6 months after our oldest son was born. It was a devastating experience. She had seen me thru alot and had become my husband's loyal companion when we got married. It is so hard and I too miss her still to this day. It is good to have great love in one's life.

Jan S.

jeneflower said...

I am sorry that you lost your beloved pets. They must have meant a lot to you. Beautiful dogs. That must have been very hard. I am excited for you guys to have a baby to care for together. Hope it is soon!

island girl said...

awww...that's so cool that you did this!! i can't believe how long those pups have been around...since we were out of high school!! they have truly seen and outlived much! this post just makes me think of charlie!

Pendullum said...

Your blog really hit home..
We have a dog that we adore... His name is Elvis we adopted him from a shelter 2 years ago... He has comforted us, loved us... and has really listened to our daughter when she had a rough day at school...
I am so sorry for your loss...
and happy that you have two new guys to love...

Rhonda said...

I can relate. Our two dogs have made us laugh during some really sad times. Its amazing how the presence of an animal can comfort. Also, I just read your "About Me" and wow, can I identify with your story. Its going to be so cool to read about your happy ending :)

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