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Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day



It was a year ago today that I surrendered Rainy, and I still miss her very much. I know in my heart I did the right thing and I know she's very happy with her family -- yeah, including the 'brothers' she likes to chew on, just a little nibble, I'm sure! I know that it wasn't Rainy, that it was me, that I wasn't ready. But I've learned so much from that short time with her that I know I will have a pup, not just now, but soon. After the snowpocalypse, which is mostly gone thanks to a couple days of warmer weather, after a major project that I hope will be done by the end of the month, after two major family trips in July and September, I'm hoping to start looking once again for a forever pup for me. I think my life will have settled down somewhat at that point, and I know I'll take what I've learned from Rainy and what I read from all the other dog blogs and be able to make the commitment to be a good dog mom. So Valentine's Day brings back memories of a day that started with a walk around the block and ended with so many tears, but in this year I have made a new start. So Valentine's Day is like a new beginning, a time to prepare and begin anew, watch that 20+inches of snow melt into puddles, watch the sun staying up in the sky longer and smiling down on us just a little bit stronger. Happy Valentine's Day, my friends, enjoy the possibilities!

12 comments:

Noodles said...

It is heartbreaking to let go even when you know it is the best for everyone. Happy Valentines and keep celebrating the love in your heart.
Love Noodles

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Life is full of possibilities. We can't wait ... Happy Valentine's Day. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar♥

Winston, Kizzy and Tika of Two Cats and a Pug said...

Happy Valentine Day to you too. I am certain that Rainy knew you had good intentions but life just wasn't ready for it. We like to thinks you were a stepping stone in helping her find her way to the home she has now.


Winston

Benny and Lily said...

Happee Valentine's Day
Benny & Lily

Those Elgin Pugs said...

I remember that~

I remember meeting you last year at ValenPug Party~

I was hoping to see you again this year~

Good luck to when your ready for a new baby~

Amber DaWeenie said...

Know that Rainy was happy with you and learned a lot from you too. You will know in your heart when the time is right to start again.

Happy Valentines Day

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Both of you have touched each others lives in a furry special way!

It took a big heart to admit it wasn't time yet - or fair to her -

One day -
One day!

Happy HEARTS Day!

Sequoia & Petunia said...

You are going to be a great dog mom! Don't ever think any difference :)

Happy Valentines Day
Sequoia Tuni and Jenn

houndstooth said...

We're wishing you lots of luck on your new journey! :)

Pearl and Daisy said...

Here's to new beginnings!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Pearl & Daisy

Tweedles -- that's me said...

A year ago today, I wrote this poem for you. It was my very first poem. And that was because Rainy touched me too, like she did you.
I saved Rainys poem,, here it is again.


You listened with your heart,
You wanted it so bad,
You waited for the moment,
and Rainy came
to you.

You loved her,
in the rain,
in the sun,
for a short time.
You wanted your heart
to believe it was ment to be.


You wanted to feel it,
you wanted it so bad.

And on a rainy day
she came
and rainy loved you
and you loved her

And now,,,,
sometimes you will cry
when you remember her
especially when it rains

You will remember the rain
that touched your face.


You loved her until
the right home came along.
She will not forget you.
love
tweedles

Oskar said...

The future holds beautiful things.

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar