Sadness and Joy!

When I wrote this, my little adora-poo, Champ, was in palliative care. His brother, Jones, passed in January. In February, Handsome stayed in the hospital for a month. During that time, Champ remained at home for hours, alone. I returned to the house in the evening and played, walked, cuddled, and loved my little friend. I thought he missed Jones and the only way I could solve the problem was to be with him when I could.

The doctor sent Handsome home. We were with Champ 24/7, and we noticed he wasn’t the same. His pep disappeared. He didn’t care much about eating. A mischievous look no longer sparkled in his eyes. No kisses. Barely a wag of his tail.

I took Champ to the vet who said a tumor had developed under my poo’s ribs and on his organs. At that point, we agreed on palliative care. Palliative care meant a short round of steroids and a painkiller. He could eat what he wanted and walk how much he wanted. Cuddles and chats I could easily give.

Champ and Jones’ illnesses surprised us. They were young and cute. They would live forever—right?

But no, nothing ever does.

A few weeks ago, I started looking at dogs online. I considered two rescues. Then we met a woman walking her poo variation. He was a mini Goldendoodle. At home, I googled and found one I liked. The next day he was ours. He’s adorable, and we named him Finn.

Finn is keeping us on our toes. We’ve had to relearn puppy stuff. I highly recommend the snuggly dog with a heartbeat. I’m a human chew toy.

Our hearts have the capacity to give and give love. Love for family, friends, and furry ones. The hardest thing in the world to do is to let go. A hole tears our hearts. But something else helps us through our grief – Time. Time gives us time to heal. And eventually, the pain does subside.

I still miss Champ and Jones greatly. They were good, adorable dogs. And now, here’s Finn:

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. joylennick says:

    He’s gorgeous! It’s always so very sad to say goodbye to animals and humans we love. Holes in the heart indeed! Meanwhile, enjoy dear little Finn. xx

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    1. Vicki Batman says:

      It is sad to let go. We are really enjoying Finn and his playing. Thx so much. Vb


  2. Pat Amsden says:

    Finn looks absolutely adorable and he promises to keep you on your toes!

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    1. Vicki Batman says:

      He can be very adorable and does keep us busy–a good thing. Thx, Pat!


  3. Reggi Allder says:

    Vicki it is soooo hard to lose of a furbabies. We lost Rexy years ago, but he is still our heart. We have a terrapoo and a poodle right now and love them. Finn is so sweet! If he is like my poo he will keep you going and smiling. 🙂


    1. Vicki Batman says:

      So very hard Reggi. Finn is so much fun and helos us with our grief while establishing a new love. Poos rock!

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  4. J.Q. Rose says:

    I understand how heartbreaking it is when you lose a beloved pet. Memories will always be there to comfort you and the family. Finn is a doll. He looks like a cuddly stuffed toy. His pic made me smile.

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    1. Vicki Batman says:

      Finn is a doll….except for the chewing. Im a human chew toy. Lol. Lots of play time with toys. My heart is mending. When i look at Champs picture, i still feel the loss. Time.


  5. Hey, Vicki. Such a sweet post. Losing our fur babies is so hard. Happy you’ve found Finn who is the cutest thing. 🙂


    1. Vicki Batman says:

      Thank you Marsha. Finnis taking away the emptiness we felt in our house. Hes a busy bee. Lol


  6. Janet Leigh says:

    Such a cutie! My dog has that same bone. It’s her favorite toy and the only one she doesn’t destroy! It’s heartbreaking losing those we love. My cat is pushing 25, and I treasure every moment. Never thought I’d say that about the animal my kids call Satan.

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    1. Vicki Batman says:

      I had a cat live to 17 and another to 23. The vets were astonished to meet such long living gals. I miss them. Satan is an interesting name for a cat. LOLOL


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