Thursday, January 12, 2012

Let it snow!!

We received a small amount of snow overnight. It is really cold outside so I intend on staying in my nice warm house. The girls went out a bit ago and they played and played. I love watching them from the kitchen window. It warms my heart to see them having so much fun.

I am trying to decide what I am going to do about Sophie. I know she will not get better but when I see her playing and talking and seemingly so happy it makes the decision that much harder. I know that when the time comes my Pattykins will be so lost. She doesn't know any other life except the one she has shared with Sophie for the past 2 yrs. I have been keeping my eyes open to pups for sale around these parts. I will probably get another boxer as they are the breed that I adore. However my brother has a Boston Terrier that seems to be a total clown. Kinda reminds me of a miniature boxer. Stephanie has always wanted a Golden Retriever which would be fine as they are wonderful family dogs. I am even considering adopting a puppy from the local Animal Shelter. I don't want to have to deal with a short lifetime again and since boxers typically only live about 9 years I am thinking that a mutt would be so much healthier and live a lot longer. I am considering all of these options and I do believe that I will find the answer.

What go you folks think?


Syd said...

I think that she will let you know when it is time. As long as she is still eating and walking, she is okay. I wait for the animal to tell me in their own way.

Jen said...

I love Boxers too and think that we will get another one someday. But I will say, our Sherman is pretty much perfect. We got him when he was 3 or 4 years old and she's is great health and spirits at 13 or 14! There are so many dogs that need homes. Go to your local shelter and let one pick YOU! That's what we did with Sherman & it was one of the best things I've ever done :)

Scott W said...

Adopt. There are Boxer and Boston rescue organizations.

fernvalley01 said...

I have a golden currently , and I am sure by what you have seen on my blog you know I adore hime, he is my second , and I feel about them like you do about Boxers. Sorry to hear Sophie is going downhill . I think any dog with the right mix of good temperament and loving home is a good dog