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September 17th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

IMG_2065DSC_0039 Yesterday was 5 months that you have been at the bridge. Of course you know you have a new brother. you hand picked him for me. I shed a few tears last night as I was standing beside your memory garden. I am so happy that Daryl made his way into my life, but he is not you. I still miss you a lot. He has a lot of your traits, yet is so very different. You are teaching him so well though, he is staying right with me in the yard. He likes your couch. When  saw this this morning, the poem about willing your things to a shelter dog came to mind. Please know that you are not being replaced, although I know that is what everyone is thinking about me now. Look, she just went out and found herself another 3 legged black lab. We know better, you and I, #1, I am not replacing you, rather honoring you in adopting Daryl and #2, I did not in any way start searching for a 3 legged black lab. He was heaven sent. Thank you boy, I love you!  Cannot seem to stop crying today, makes no sense. Just a little bit hard to see someone besides Ty laying there looking up at me. I am getting there, bit by bit. Don’t get me wrong, I love Daryl, I am just still adjusting to life without my TY Guy. BTW: Ty is on left and Daryl on right.


3 Comments so far ↓

  • benny55

    Oh sweet Lori! We “get it”…you expressed yourself beautifully! And Ty knows EXACTLY what he’s doing sending you Daryl.

    You are a beautiful, beautiful soul who, because of your love for Ty and his for you, could never endure without a dog to love and one to love you back. Ty expanded your cpacity for love…he didn’t shrink it or eliminate it. And he knows he has a “forever home” in a corner of your heart that’s “off limits” to anyone else…except you of course!

    Daryl really seems to know…to really know…he’s HOME!!! The nerve of that boy to be all over Ty’s couch!!! He does give a little look of trepidation though….”Is this okay for me to be up here?” He really is a cutie pie!

    Oh…and as far as the “tripawd replacement thing”….again, we get it snd no, you sure weren’t looking for one. However, because of the experiences of everyone here and unlike “other outsiders”, we would never shy away from rescuing a tripawd…quite the opposite!
    And as the lady told you…now she knew why no one had come along to adopt Daryl until you showed up! It was soooo meant to be!!

    Love and hugs!

    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  • elizabeth

    Lori, if anyone even thinks for a moment that you got Darryl to replace Ty they are so far off base its not even funny. It is not even possible! I cried quite a bit after I got Tanner. I was happy but I felt guilty for being happy and guilty for bringing another pup into MY JAKE’s house. Its funny how our human feelings work. Ty is SO proud of you! You had a space in your home, and Ty made a special space in your heart for another tripawd, so why not?!!

  • mom2shelby

    First off no one (here at least) thinks you are trying to replace Ty! I had the same fear – that people would think it was too soon after Shelby, etc. But then I realized those that love me are sooo happy to see me soooo happy!!!!

    Ty is HAPPY to see you smile! He is sharing his couch w/Daryl. You have so much space in your heart and that dog will is SO true! You are an amazing person – so strong – in that you rescued another beautiful tripawd. Ty is over the bridge singing your praises right now!

    So much love to you and your Daryl!!!! And to Ty to because he is fur-ever in our hearts!

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