Greeters in Grief

February 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Grief | 12 Comments
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There are many small things (and not so small) which help with grief.  They come in all shapes and sizes.   I mentioned in this post, we have 2 dogs.

Please let me introduce you to Baby:

And, this is Buddy:

Evan and I adopted Buddy and Baby during the fall of our first year of marriage.  An email had come from a friend of a friend who was looking for a new home for her dogs.  Baby was adopted from the Humane Society.  Baby literally found Buddy.  We were very lucky to have found them both (or maybe they found us).

When we first got the dogs Evan and I were always amazed at how happy Buddy and Baby were to see us when we got home. When we just went to get the mail the dogs were so excited to see us when we got back.  I know that most dogs do the same thing but never the less it is a very nice way to be greeted.

During my maternity leave with(out) Jake they kept me company.  Buddy and Baby sat with me while I cried.  They walked many miles with me and Evan.  Since having the twins, Buddy and Baby do not get as much attention.  However, they do eat more people food.  When the twins first started to eat solid food Buddy gained 4 pounds.  I know 4 lbs. may not sound like much but it makes a huge difference on a normally 12 lb. dog.

As I left off in my last post we left the emergency room without Sawyer.  We were followed home by the medical examiner and the police.   Evan and I felt like the world was ending (again).  As we opened the door to our house, Buddy and Baby were happy as ever to greet us.

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  1. Pets are wonderful companions and they just seem to “know” when we need them. Truly they are a blessing! Glad you have them as they are surely glad to have you.

  2. They are such sweet companions.

  3. Those are two the sweetest dogs ever and i’m so happy they have you.

  4. They never let us down. They just love us.

  5. Hi Lanie and Family – What a wonderful rogues’ gallery of pictures of babes and dogs! I never knew about “blue-eye” in photographs but now believe in such a thing unless you can tell us that both your dogs really do have these piercing blue eyes! Continue to enjoy all members of your family.
    Love, as always. Cornelia

  6. It’s amazing the healing qualities dogs can have! When I don’t feel well, I always feel better after taking a nap with my black lab.

    I’m so sorry that your family has suffered such terrible loss, and I just want to thank you for sharing your story. I don’t know you, but I am thinking about you and your family and wishing for you comfort and healing.

  7. You are blessed to have Baby and Buddy! They are blessed to have you all! I love the pictures.

  8. Thank you again for your healing blog.

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  12. […] am in denial.  Buddy (our older smaller dog) died last week.  I know it is true because I was there and because Evan […]

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