The Funniest, Baddest Dog I Ever Met - Banner
My and my son's beloved Doberman was carelessly left out of the house when I was not at home.
She was the best dog I ever had, followed me everywhere, greeted me and my son at the door every evening. She jumped in the air to catch snowflakes and raindrops.
She died 9/19/14. I went to get pizza for our clan and someone opened the kitchen door and didn't close it. I came home to see her standing in the backyard. The whole family was out after her. She ran to the front of our house onto the street and was hit by a car.
Our wonderful vet lives up the street. I ran to his house. His wife and her friend got a stretcher. Banner was placed on the stretcher, then my son and the two women took her to the clinic a block away.
The vet came in, looked at her with tears in his eyes, and said she was on her way out.
She was only 7, with many years left. Due to carelessness, my son and I lost our very best friend. We are grieving terribly.
I like having a dog around for security as well as friendship. I have been thinking today of the need for a dog vs. a disloyalty to my Banner.
Looking at her picture brings tears to my eyes. \I like the security of a dog, but never want to inflict my expectations of Banner on another dog.
Do I get a dog or a pup? My son would like a pup. I would like a Doberman that is able to fill the role of an adult dog.
I know one dog doesn't replace another. The heartache is horrific for both of us.
There is a sense of betrayal to Banner in getting a dog so soon, and feeling the need to have another friend.
Thank you for reading this. Sympathies to all who have lost best friends!