sadie and zeusPosted on 12/02/11, 07:36 pm
it has broken my heart not having them with me these past couple of weeks. sadie is a sweet, gentle, very shy little girl. i am the only person she has ever willingly allowed to hold her, the only person she has ever trusted. of course i feel that i have abandoned her. but, she did live with my son (and me) for several years, so i figured she would be more likely to adapt there than anywhere else.
zeus is a tough little guy who knows how to get what he wants. when he wants attention, he just jumps in your lap and says "pet me". he'll place his little head under your hand until it fits just right and you can't help but scratch, rub, and pet him. he's feisty (thinks he's a doberman rather than a chihuahua), and takes no guff from my son's husky. although he does allow her to wash his face, but he grrrrs at her the whole time.
i saw them today for the first time since i left them with him and it was so nice. it was like coming home. sadie ran up the stairs to me as soon as she heard my voice, placed her hands on my leg, and said "pick me up momma." zeus was at the door, jumping into my arms. even sasha got into the act, leaning up against me, licking my face raw.
i know i have done what is best for my babies, they are in a safe place where their needs are being met. i will be going inpatient this weekend to try to get my life in order and, obviously, they couldn't come with me. although i think i would feel better if they could.
i'm not sure why i am writing this. i guess just to make sure that everyone remembers how much our pets really mean to us. love them every day and let them know it.
hugs and puppy kisses
Reply #1 12/05/11 10:30pm
I love this post. Yes, love them while you have them, you are so inspiring.
Reply #2 12/30/11 5:16pm
I am so glad that you gave them to your son instead of the shelter or worse.
You care about them so much that it is the best thing for them.
I know you miss them too.
Just remember that they will love you forever.
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