Anyway, over this past year, we lost BOTH of our canine babies... :-( We lost Eddie in June 2011 to a brain tumor (he was 13) and Daisy in December 2011 to cancer all over her body (she was 18); and I was with each of them as they took their final breaths and made their way to the "Rainbow Bridge".
We were devestated.... BOTH of them gone within 6 months of each other... all that we have is their ashes and a ton of pictures!!
After they were both gone I thought I could NEVER have another dog again. I could NEVER love another dog again and could NEVER handle the heartbreak of losing another dog again. Well, as time went on.... months and months went by and I started to feel the tugging at my heart. The kids wanted another dog and I finally felt ready to open my heart to another pup!!!
So, we are now..................
We decided that this time we would adopt a dog that really needed a good home. We looked for a little bit, but once we "met" Winnie we knew she was the one!!!
She is a 3-year old Black & Tan Coonhound.... unfortunately she came from a BAD situation so she is very timid and skittish!!
The kids just adore her and we are so happy to have a new "canine companion"!!!