For anyone considering adopting again, please take your time. It does bring up the loss feelings again. I was surprised by this. However, much time has passed so it is getting a little easier for me, every day with this dog. Don't give up hope...the pain DOES lessen. I doubted it ever would. It was so so intense, for a long long time. I really did think it would kill me. But it did not, and I made it through. You will too.
We got Philbert on a Friday, and took him for walks around the lake Saturday and Sunday. My husband also took him Monday and Tuesday. It's a one-mile walk. Plus his other shorter walks before and after work. Other than "marking" a wall the first night he came in, there have been no "bathroom" accidents yet. The organization sent him home with eye and ear meds, as he is nearing the end (hopefully) of an ear infection, and eye that somehow got scratched and infected (shelter vet thinks he banged it against kennel). I know from my past at working at a vet, "floppy" or "folded down" ears have a tendency to get ear infections, so I need to learn how to clean out his ears regularly. Here he is with me at the lake...looking off at ducks nearby.
Missing and loving Scooter Forever