Thursday, September 09, 2010

Posts for the Pooches

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself

Josh Turner

We lost our Matilda on Easter weekend. Mere days after my post about nearly losing 0wen. Mattie had gone stone deaf the year prior and had lost her eyesight in both eyes in January. The photo above was probably the last taken of a 'good day' spent with her. It wasn't long before she started rejecting us and isolating herself, probably lost in a dark, silent pit of fear and depression. It broke our hearts to say goodbye to her. She had been a faithful, squiggly, snorty ball of love and had seen our family grow from our engagement, to marriage, to three kids, to a move across country. She will be forever missed and not a day goes by that I don't remember how it felt to have her snuggled up to me or to hear her snoring through the night. We miss our Mattie.

I really thought it would be ages before we'd ever bring a new pet into the house. I'll admit that the respite from having to care for another body in the house and Jonathan loved not having to scoop poop in the yard- it was nice. But from the moment that it was even suggested that we might look at getting another dog in the next year or so, had me searching on the net "just for fun". I came across a Pet Rescue agency in Calgary and naturally, it displayed all of the pups who needed homes.

Introducing Jesse and Ventura "Tura". 0ur girls were rescued in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the agency told us they were named after Jesse Ventura, because his wife is who found the pups in the street and brought them into the shelter there.

If you think I was crazy to take two pups on in this crazy house- you're more than right. It's been a nightmare as far as the messes and the training. But they're gorgeous. They're love sponges. We love them.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole

Roger Caras


Caution Flag said...

They are darling!! They're also a couple of pooches to have you all :)

otin said...

I like dogs but when the two that I have are gone, I don't think that I will get any more pets.

Amber said...

awww!! They're adorable! I want another puppy!! :)

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