Recently I came home from a trip and was blessed by my son with a new fur baby, her name is Blu. Multiple times I’ve been asked by different people in my life, are you sure you are ready? You don’t think it’s too soon? My answer to that is, of course I am ready. And who is to determine when it’s too soon? For a whole month I was in pain mourning the loss of Gina. She was my little spirit animal and came into my life at a time I needed her most. I didn’t find it fair that she was taken from me so soon. I felt lost and sad all the time. Finding it hard to smile and encourage myself. I was experiencing grief and trauma, especially since what happened to Gina was beyond my control. Between you and me, its high time I let go of the pain and hold on to the beautiful memories. I had two years with Gina that I wouldn’t have had, had she not come into my life. I am an animal lover, specifically dogs and I have so much love to give, the time is now.
According to Google, acute grief after losing a pet can last from one to three months, and general symptoms of grief can continue on average six months to a year. One of my friends said to me two weeks after Gina passed the quickest way to get over one pet is to get another one. At the moment he said it to me, I was not in any shape to even think about another pet, but here we are two months later. The bible says in Matthew 5:4. Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted. In this moment in time Blu is bringing me so much comfort. Of course, she is still a puppy as she is only 10 weeks old and she still has to develop her own characteristics. But she reminds me so much of Gina and she shows me unconditional love.
Don’t ever let people tell you how to feel. Only you know when a decision is too soon for you. Never let others make you feel bad for a choice you make for your life. For some people, it may seem like it’s too soon. But for a dog lover like me, Blu came right on time. Especially coming back from a 10-day vacation where I was helping with 12 dogs, 6 of those who were newborns, I knew I was ready. I can guarantee all those reading this post that I am emotionally ready, and my heart is open for this new addition. I am ready, willing, and able to try again. Blu to the rescue!
Sending you love, light and positive vibes,
"Always remember to LIVE life to the fullest, to LAUGH at everything and to LOVE unconditionally!"