Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to. ~Author unknown, 1960s
I’ve had dogs for most of my life. I’m no newbie.
But coping with puppy chewing, digging, and jumping is WAY different from dealing with constant diarrhea, vomiting, and digestive upsets.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on! ~Author unknown
My previous post probably struck you as pretty depressing.
Well, read on.
Don’t let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life. ~Author unknown
Do you ever feel you’re living under a dark cloud? One that’s constantly spewing forth a cold, hard, driving rain?
That’s been my life for two months now, and those who know me will realize it’s about the same time a new puppy came into it.
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying… that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. ~Alexander Pope, English poet
Sully, working on carrying a stick and leash-training
I’m not sure where I got the idea I was supposed to use Puppy Pee Pads to house train a dog, but I’m here to tell you … DON’T!
Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. ~Gene Hill, American columnist
It’s been a long, hard year, but things are finally looking up:
Breeder friend holding Puppy aloft
Never deprive someone of hope — it may be all they have. ~Author unknown
Recently, it occurred to me that, rather than suffer through negative feelings over the lack of a puppy in my life, I needed to do something positive to prepare the way for a new wee one to arrive.
An affirmation, if you will.
So I went to the store and purchased these:
When prayers go up, blessings come down. ~Author unknown
Those who know me well know how hard it’s been for me since my beloved Sheltie Dallas left for the Rainbow Bridge back in March.
Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail. ~Henry Wheeler Shaw, American humorist
As those of you who regularly read my posts know, my soul-dog Dallas went to the Rainbow Bridge as March 2020 ushered in the COVID pandemic.
At first, I didn’t want a new pup. Didn’t want to look at puppy pictures, didn’t want to reach out to ask breeders questions.
I was grieving, and I knew I needed time to do that properly.
I talk to him when I’m lonesome like;
and I’m sure he understands.
When he looks at me so attentively,
and gently licks my hands;
then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes,
but I never say naught thereat.
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth
For the first time in 13 years, I’m dog-less, and that’s a lonely feeling.