The next morning I had mixed emotions. It had been almost two years since Buff had passed away. I am a very loyal person and it was hard for me to think that the moment might being getting near that I would get another dog. Even knew I knew no dog could ever replace Buff, I didn’t want my getting a new dog to feel anything like a replacement. Only another dog person would even understand that.
I went for a walk that morning by myself and I had an “ahha”. I was pretty sure that the breeder had told me that she had puppies that had all been spoken for already. So, my mission for the day would be just to see a Tibetan Terrier, see what they were like and to get the feeling if this was the breed of dog for me 3-4 months down the road.
My “ahha” that morning, was that I looked back at the last couple months of my life and I really didn't like who I had been. I realized I'm a better person when I have a dog. I'm happier, I'm funner, I'm more at peace, I'm more loving, I enjoy life more. I focus more on the things in life that really matter to me. They bring out a lighter side of me.
Even as I write this, I looked over just now to see Buie sleeping in his favorite place and he has his arm around his little red rooster, it makes me smile and feel such joy and I'm so grateful for my dogs!
Dogs bring one of the BEST Blessings in my life. They just make life better! Easier! More enjoyable. They just make me better. Lighter and giggly.
And let me tell you, with just the anticipation of going to see the Tibetans that day I became lighter and giggly. When I walked in and saw the mother I just felt overwelhmed with joy! I saw her and thought she was soooo cute and I kept saying to my friends isn't she cute!? They would just nod and stood back by the door. Then I realized one of them was covering her nose looking like she was going to run out of there. Apparently, I was so taken by the mother dog and her puppies that I was unaware of just how bad the dog smell was, my friends however, informed me the as soon as we left that it was horrible!
From the moment I laid eyes on one of the little girls I was attached to her, even though I knew she wasn't available, I asked if I could hold her. I loved her! I was shocked when I asked if any of the puppies were available and she said all of them were. What? I really believed that none of them were available and I would be waiting at least 3 more months. But, luckily I had done my homework. I knew Tibetan Terriers could fit my personality, my lifestyle, and I knew the commitment it would take to have a puppy. All of sudden I knew I was ready!
I had already named this puppy in advanced, just like I had Buff. Her name would be Beazer, she would be named after my mom who had passed away two years before Buff. As I looked at this cute little girl and she looked up at me, she gave me this look and I knew that was my Beazer!