Question: Dear Luise: I recently had to lay my 14 year -ld Lhasa Apso girl to rest. It broke my heart and I feel so lost without her in my life. We shared a special bond, made even closer by her disability and my being her caregiver. Now I feel as though I have lost my disabled child. It has been two months now, and I am so lonely. Should I get another dog? Do you think my dog’s spirit is with me as a guardian angel?
Answer: Dear K.: I believe our beloved pets never leave us. And I also believe that they help us pick out our next pet. Others may not agree with me but I think those of us with open hearts learn unconditional love from our dogs. They are angels.
We are all different regarding how long we wait. Some wait years. Some can never get another dog because they can never face the terrible pain of losing one again. I have faced it countless times…and right now my little 14 year-old Chihuahua is coming close to the end. I have gotten my next dog just days after I lost one. And I have waited months.
The last time I faced what you are facing, I was just sitting there thinking about him when I got the “thought” to go to a certain Animal Shelter…and there was my little Chihuahua, waiting. Talk to your doggie-angel and ask her. See what “thoughts” come your way. I really believe that she will help you. Blessings, Luise