Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sorry I missed my Day to Post

from Emily Bryan

Fridays are my normal posting day here at The Chatelaines, but I lost my 16 year old puppy yesterday. I blogged about it at and today we're talking about choosing rescue animals over pricy purebreds. I'm trying to make something good come from my grief. Please join me.


librarypat November 7, 2009 at 9:33 PM  

Your post on your web site was excellent. You got some very good responses.
I'm sure you will always remember Susie with love in your heart for all the joy she gave you.

EmilyBryan November 8, 2009 at 10:46 AM  

Thanks, Pat.

My DH changed the background on my new computer to be that picture of Susie on my blog. So in a way, she'll still be joining me in "the writing chair" each day.

Joy Nash November 8, 2009 at 3:48 PM  

Sorry to hear about your loss, Emily - it's so hard to lose a beloved pet...

Bonnie Vanak November 8, 2009 at 5:20 PM  

Aw Em, I'm so so sorry. I totally know what it's like. We had to put down our beloved Shih Tzu, Tiger, earlier this year.

I'm a firm believer in rescue dogs. After we lost Tiger, Dolce, the rescue dog we adopted last year, was so lonely, so we looked around for another rescue Shih Tzu. We found Cookie, whose owner couldn't spend time with her. So we took in Cookie and now Cookie and Dolce are two happy Shih Tzus.

Hang in there, hon. You will always have Susie in your heart.

EmilyBryan November 9, 2009 at 4:37 AM  

Thanks, Joy. (I gave your Silver Silence a shoutout on my blog today. Love your work.)

Bonnie--I know you're a dog lover too. I remember when you lost Tiger and I'm glad you have found a puppy friend for Dolce. Our condo building has a one dog rule, but our two were grandfathered in. Now, however, Mack will have to get used to being an only dog. He's looking for Susie everywhere and starting to worry his feet.

Carol L. November 9, 2009 at 8:19 AM  

I'm so sorry Emily,
When I read your blog I was in tears and couldn't respond. :) The great thing is you will always know you gave her a life filled with love and care. The grieving is natural and a something we have to feel to move on. Not away, just on. My son had adopted a puppy from the shelter and he had been terribly abused. Like your Susie, Scooby didn't know what to do with toys. But they loved him dearly and in time he was able to trust them completely and loved them right back. Sadly ha had to be put down(I really hate that term) because he had cancer. My daughter-in-law said my son held him and just cried while he closed his eyes. But the thing is every animal adopted is another chance to show them what love is. :)
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