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Re: Update....”Am I Making A Mistake?

Teddy will be glad you have a new friend.  He knows how much love you have to share... Heart

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Re: Update....”Am I Making A Mistake?

i have had 19 dogs in my life and everytime i lose one, i say never again but i call them famous last words.


i feel that i a m honoring the pets i have lost by getting another one.  they gave me so much love that i have room in my heart for another needy soul

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I'm so glad you feel comforable with your decision to adopt a new pet member.  Teddy will always be a part of your heart.  Cherish the memories, you'll be surprised how often you'll find yourself taking the 'trip down memory lane".

Your new sheltie will steal your heart Smiley Very Happy

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@AbbyKSo happy this delay may have made a difference in your "misgivings".  I'm sure this has been printed here many times, but I find comfort and truth:


Pet's Last Will and Testament


To a poor and lonely stray I'd give:

My happy home.

My bowl and cozy bed, soft pillows and all my toys.

The lap, which I loved so much.

The hand that stroked my fur and the sweet voice which spoke my name.

I'd will to the sad, scared shelter cat or dog the place I had in my human's loving heart, of which there seemed no bounds.

So, when I die, please do not say, "I will never have a pet again, for the loss and pain is more than I can stand."

Instead, go find an unloved dog or cat, one whose life has held no joy or hope and give my place to him.

This is the only thing I can give... the love I left behind.








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@NickNack wrote:

I'm so glad you're getting another dog.  Sheltie's are just beautiful.  I've never really been around one but have always admired them.

@NickNack.  The only downside to Shelties is that they're very yappy.  I've worked hard to teach my Bing what "no barking!" means.  He now knows but he's a selective obeyer.  All herding dogs seem to bark a lot; that's how they herd, except border collies who give sheep the "evil eye".

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