If you read yesterday's blog post, you know that our hearts have been drug through the ringer this week. There is just something so hard about losing someone that is in our everyday life. We naturally fall into habits and routines with the people and pets around us, and when suddenly someone is missing....it just leaves this empty hole in our life.
It was hard to come home that very first day without Daisy, and not have her greet us at the door. It was even more difficult to go through our bedtime routine, and not have her following us around ready to lay by Sugar's bed while we read our bedtime stories. All the more awful to wake up and not have her there to greet us as soon as our feet hit the floor. There were sounds in my house, that I would mistake for Daisy.....then remember she wasn't there. There were moments when I thought, "Oh, I need to let Daisy outside......" and remember that that is no longer a part of my daily routine.
Those moments aren't over, and most certainly we will never EVER forget all the good times we had with our Daisy Dog, but....we have a new distraction in our house that is keeping us from dwelling on our loss.
Please say, "Hello!" to Miss Ivy!
Yes....we have a puppy. You need to understand that The Hubby does NOT do well with loss. He does not "do" being alone. He does not like the empty feel of a house without a dog. The only way he can get past this loss is to move on. He does not forget....never forget....but he needs to see the future, so he began his puppy hunt the day after Daisy's death. I on the other hand....could wait. Puppies are so much work...and I felt so overwhelmed by the loss that I just couldn't imagine a puppy right now, but....
...any reservations I had about jumping into having a brand new puppy right away have been completely and utterly wiped away by this smile:
The Hubby might be right. Our heart have been less heavy. We have a darling little face to greet us every day, and soooooooooooooooooooo much more routines to fall into that we find it hard to dwell on the absence that is our dear Daisy. This little Ivy girl is proving to be a light at the end of the tunnel.....a silver lining.......a perfect distraction. We are already so very smitten, and The Hubby is convinced of her "smarts" and is already imagining all the duck hunting they are going to do together. You have to remember that, like Daisy, Miss Ivy will not only be our family pet.....she will be a hunting companion. She has big shoes to fill, but by the looks of the size of her paws....I'm thinking she's up for the task!