The authors wrote angel dogs , which I did not read but I know there are such dogs, I owned one. I loved our first lab Rex very much but Rip, well he was so very special. As I write this it been eight months, 10 days since he left us and just writing this, the tears are rolling down my face. He's not hogging up the couch or not around to give me dirty looks when I sing.It's funny how much you miss 115 pounds on your lap. I will miss him till I take my last breath and then I will breath again because I believe he is waiting for me with Myra's Fred. Here's a perfect quote for all dog lovers-
"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan." Irving Townsend.
I 'm so thankful for the angel humans who also own dogs and are definitely women who love dogs and were by my side when Rip was sick and when he passed. I will never, ever forget you.No matter what, I will always give you the support you gave me when I needed it the most.
The happy news is we are getting a new family member. He will be our last puppy. His name is undecided. We like Luke, Tyson, Max,Moss and Roc. Our other labs were Rip and Rex. we might go with the "R" again but since he's not a black lab we may change it this time. We'll know when we meet him that his name fits him like Rip was a real Rip and Rex was a king.
This woman who loves dogs and can't pass one without going up and asking if I can pet it will be sharing tons of photos. He will be my new model and sure Rip has given him all the information he needs to know on how to wrap me around his little paw.