Nicole's 'deep' thoughts of the evening
Nicole · Feb. 13, 2008
so i am having a sad night, i stupidly went and looked at the In Memory pages. every once in a while it hits me that Bill, Jazz, Moses, poopy bum Wee Hopeful Bug, 'cat on my head' Jacob and so many others are gone. Then i was really stupid and i clicked on Ozzie's page. man, that was a mistake. i miss that big dumb dog so much. and while i have another big dumb dog here, he's not Oz.
anyways, i was flipping through the website wondering how many 'adoptable' dogs we have at saints right now. you know the ones who aren't pallative. like Cleo, Mugsy, Carley, Cuddles, Maude, Molly, the list goes on. so many dogs at saints, so often passed over, because they are 'old'.
i mentioned Pugsy to a friend of mine who recently lost their dear pug. but it was too soon for her to even think about it, especially one who is already 10 as she couldn't handle another loss so soon.
that bothered me. what is everyone so afraid of? loving something that may leave you before you are ready to part. hmmm, i'm pretty sure that could affect many parts of life, senior dogs removed.
i get the not being ready for another dog. i was pretty much in shock for 2 months when george, my white shepherd passed. but i always feel personally slighted when people won't consider a senior. defensive of all the animals at saints that people don't see that they are as worthy of being loved. (i will take a brief moment to state the obvious: i am not saying that people should only adopt seniors, but just wondering what everyone is so afraid of). i am aware that i was very lucky to have found saints after george passed and even luckier to have found Ozzie and Honey who helped me realize how wonderful they were 'despite' their age.
Honey peepeepants came into saints 2 years ago at the age of 13. she's now 15 and is still snotting on me. i'm going to be wrecked when she passes, but oh my goodness, i couldn't even think about not adopting her to save myself from pain. yes, i still get worked up when thinking about Oz, but that's only because she was something worth missing.
anyways, me and my rambling deep thoughts are going to bed.