Like others before me have said.....your lovely boy had a fantastic life with you. Hang on to that. The love you both shared will never leave you.Jaydog wrote: ↑Sat May 14, 2022 7:56 pm Thanks Swannie. He really was beautiful inside & out. Absolute lunatic when he was young but a gentle boy.
Amazing ages for your two! And Mazda, great name. Did you bring him back in a truck? I know how you must of felt now with Josh. I’m absolutely heartbroken tbh, it’s what you have to pay but it’s worth it.
Mazda, a little girl was found in the chassis of one of our hospital nurses cars on her way to work. It was a Mazda car. The poor little thing was so tiny with matted hair and matted eyes. The nurse went to A&E and got paediatric antibiotics and paediatric eye medicine. She nursed her for a few months before she left the country. I took Mazda on at about 4 months old....she used to climb up my leg and sit on my shoulder when I was washing up. When it was time for me to leave the middle east I brought her home (she was 8 years old) and she had to be in quarantine for six months. The flight and quarantine cost me a £1000 in 1992, but it was money well spent. I loved her even though sometimes she would become feral and rip into my with her claws. Like I say, I was lucky enough to have had the little lady with me for all those years.
When she was 12, we decided on getting a Basset hound. Josh. A lovely boy who became my walking soulmate. To begin with Mazda and Josh were wary of each other, although Mazda was the boss! Within a few months they were the best of friends. When I had to take Mazda to the vet for the final time it was heartbreaking. She had been through so much with me, including the first gulf war, both of us being bombed by Sadam Hussein! Josh missed her so much as well.
Losing Josh was the most awful time for me. He was my first dog, and my companion. He is still very much a part of me, every walk, a particular song. He will never leave me, his love for me will never leave me and that is what you must take forward with you Jay. Stanley is in your heart forever.....as you were in his. Don't forget that. You will move on, but Stanley will move on with you.
I now have Zachary.....another basset hound. Not a replacement because that can never be. Just another loving, cheeky, mischievous boy in his own right who brings me so much joy.
Look after yourself and feel free to PM me if you feel the need