I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Your post caught my attention because I lost my own Buddy in April of 2004, and he is the one who guided me to this wonderful site. Our Buddy also had intestinal issues, and the decline in his health was so rapid, it left our heads spinning. My heart goes out to you now as you adjust to this new state of normal in your life. Buddy was so blessed to have found his way to you. Every animal should find a loving forever home with people who care about them and for them so well. I have a feeling there must be a Buddy Club at the Rainbow bridge, where all our Buddys gather to watch over us. It's absolutely normal for the grief to hit harder now, and for it to ebb and flow during this time. The initial shock of your loss is wearing off, and the painful reality is hitting full force now. I want you to know that we're all here for you as you find your footing on the path to healing. I'll tell you this: Our angel animals send us new ones to care for when the time is right. they choose the time, and they make the match. Trust that. If you suddenly find yourself considering opening your heart to a new furry, it's probably because Buddy wants you to heal, and he knows that nothing brings about healing better than a new love. Buddy will remain firmly snuggled within your heart as long as you live. Your heart will grow to make room for future dogs (and maybe even cats!). You and your sweet angels, Buddy & Ginger, are in my thoughts and prayers.
My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)
"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery