It's been a while since we said goodbye to Jasmine. We miss her so much. Secretly I do love being the only child - more cuddles, attention and getting that extra bit spoilt. No amount of attention could make up for having a friend around to use as a pillow, to talk to during the day and to make our family complete.
When Mummy & Daddy took me in the car to meet a new little retriever I wondered "what's going on here then?" when he got into the back of the car with me I knew something was going on!
This white fluffy bounding thing has come to live with us! His name is Jordan and he's a baby.....but he's bigger than me! I like snuggling up to him and going to sleep, just like a did with Jasmine.
It's nice. He can stay.
And one of me.....because I'm so adorable......and this is MY blog!
We would like to thank everyone who offered their support on Saturday, what would have been Jasmine's birthday. The outpouring of love and support that was shown from our beautiful friends was very comforting.
We love that so many people understand how much she means to us. To say thank you, here is a Dachshund Cupcake (made from a Long Dog Recipe!)!
People have told me, 'lighten up, it's just a dog,' or, 'that's a lot of money for just a dog'. They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for 'just a dog'.
Some of my proudest moments have come about with 'just a dog'. Many hours have passed and my only company was 'just a dog', but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by 'just a dog', and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of 'just a dog' gave me comfort and reason to overcome the dark.
Those who think it's 'just a dog', probably also use phrases like 'just a friend', 'just a sunrise', or 'just a promise'. 'Just a dog' brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy. 'Just a dog' brings out the compassion and patience that makes me a better person.
Because of 'just a dog' I rise early, take long walks, and look longingly to the future. So for me and people like me, it's not 'just a dog' but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
'Just a dog' brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday others have the opportunity to understand that it's not 'just a dog' but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being 'just a woman'.
So the next time you hear the phrase 'just a dog', smile. You are one of the blessed few who understands.
Things just aren't the same around here anymore which is why I haven't been on the computer much. I would really like to keep you up-to-date with my dachshund life so I'm going to make more of an effort with my paw writing.
I will write an update but in the meantime here's a reminder of how cute I am: