I'm so sorry to read about your beautiful Rose. Your new puppy Bear sure is a cutie. I wish you many happy years together.
our yellow lab, ROSE, was taken from us by a hit and run driver 4 weeks ago tomorrow. as everyone here knows, it has been tough.
i am a procrastinator. for the first time, i made my christmas cards in SEPTEMBER!! i was using snow pictures from february so i thought why not get a jump on things this holiday season??? then we took in a little kitty that we had planned to be strictly a barn-kitty. after she was fixed, we brought her in to recuperate. rose loved her so much we could not take her back to the barn. our dog had a cat. :) . . . . had to re-do those christmas cards to add ELLIE. ( luckily i had only ordered a only few the first go round anyway. )
my 10 year old and i were saying 2010 had been our best year ever. then BAM! november hit with a vengeance. rose was taken 11/08/10. we crashed into despair. on 11/13/10, we adopted a new puppy. it was a bad choice. she was not rose. she was everything but rose. she was a terror!!! at 6 weeks she growled, bit, barked. we were not used to such a rough puppy. rose was sweet from the start. we got her at 10 weeks and was only 11 months when we lost her.
we couldn't even name this little monster we brought into our home! we argued for 2 weeks - finally my son and hubby won with BEAR. strange for a female i thought. then i realized it could be short for BARRACUDA!!!
it was so bad, i spoke to my husband about selling her. she was still only 8 weeks and almost house-broken and crate-trained!! someone would buy her! it was too soon for the adults in the family. my son loved her from the start. then after she drew blood a few times, even he mentioned selling her!
after 3 weeks (yesterday) we had a heart-to-heart and said we could not be hypocrites. ( so many of my friends never kept their pets for life - we ALWAYS have ) we realized we are in it for the long haul :) . . . she is getting better :)
anyway - i wanted to share this little picture that i will add to our christmas envelope this year. i'm using those cards i made - i love them. this little pic will introduce BEAR and honor ROSE. (still crying for rose. . . )
i hope you like it!
My Sparky 5/26/2000 - 12/5/2010