I can’t say I like how 2014 has been going so far. I did have a a pretty good 2013 overall in getting things done so I suppose it is normal to have a few bad breaks come my way. I sort of suspected it was going to be a quick slide down when Tuffy started having his siezures though I wanted to believe he could live forever. In a way he was such a happy and physical little fur ball it’s sort of bittersweet his passing, as I know he would not have been happy being slowed down a lot by disabilities. We had 12 years together and he was my little tan shadow through some tough times for me mentally after leaving the Army and my disability. Diana my other peke has been sort of looking for Tuffy but she seems to be doing okay overall and I still have Smokey the cat so I’m not alone but I miss him a lot.
While no dog could replace Tuffy I am looking for one to add to my litlle pack and give Diana someone to sort of boss around. I’d also want a dog that is a bit more intimidating looking than Hostess Snowball. Pekes can be fearless, but they are not the most physically intimidating dogs. Saw a few rescue dogs that might be a good fit and I’m sure the right one will show up with a bit of patience. I have plenty of good food, some basic first aid as well as a fenced backyard and plenty of time for a dog as I’m gone from the house only a couple of hours a day at most. My biggest problem is I can’t do walks with a med.-large energetic dog. Though my adult trike might work with a bit of training for both me and the dog. LOL
It might seem a little bit strange talking of getting a new dog so soon but I’m a firm believer in maintaining the pack and while I can never replace Tuffy, that spot that misses him can be filled by a new dog whith it’s own personality and charm. No, I don’t think of it is is disloyal nor do I need to dress in sack cloth and ashes to prove how much I loved Tuffy. He was a great dog and I hope some day to be as good a person as he seemed to think I was to him.
Tuffy is the Blonde and Diana is the black and white peke. Good bye my little friend until we meet again!