My name is Jan and I live on the Jersey Shore. My companion of heart, Dublin, passed away on Feb. 16th, 2011, he was fourteen years old. I did not know how to "be" without him. We went everywhere together. My little buff boy, well not so little; He had a tummy to be proud of and everyone loved to rub it! My little "belly boy" I called him. It had always been just me and my boy. He worked with me, stayed near to me and would have walked through fire for me. Letting him go was a very sad day and I wondered if I would ever feel that heart beat again inside of me. You Cocker lovers know what I mean...there is something about a Cocker that lights up your insides! They can be as naughty as ever but when they look into your eyes you see that smile and that unconditional love and well...throw out the " how to discipline your dog in ten easy steps" book...there is no point. You gotta just love em...
I have been empty and sad for many days. I kept saying, I am not ready to love a new baby yet when others asked. I just kept saying that...until just afew days ago. For some reason a new little girl has come into my life and before I could say that familiar line I stopped. She looked into my eyes and I felt that heart beat again. There was no question, I was ready and she was my heart. Just like that. One look, one heart beat and Brooklynn Shay Glory was mine and I was hers.
We are new here and while I know this was long I feel like you would all understand. I have been reading your posts for days, I am enjoying reading about the antics of your own darlins and the heroic rescues of needy pups through mulitiple hands until they are safe, perhaps for the first time in their lives. It is impressive.
While I know you understand that Dublin will always be my heart I think it is okay to share that heart with Brooklynn now. He would have enjoyed her very much. He is near and he is waiting for us both, Brooklynn and me on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. One day, I tell him, one day you will know I am coming and then we shall all be together again. Me, you and now our newest, Brooklynn.
Here they are, my heart companions.
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