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Heart Expansion After Pet Loss

 My story of my Heart Expansion After Pet Loss

After the loss of my beloved Griffey, the Pekinese at 3 years I thought my heart could not take the loss of another pet and decided no more dogs.  My husband and friend since I was seventeen, who knew me better than I did myself during my grief, came home one day with the cutest little Pekinese puppy.  When I first laid eyes on her I wanted to put a wall around me.  She had Griffey’s coloring, only her little face had a larger black mass.  You could hardly see her dark eyes for the black mask around her face.  My heart got protective and my body wanted to run and say NO, No, No!  I could not imagine my heart expansion after pet loss until I looked into her eyes. Looking at her bug eyes wondering where she was now and what life had in store for her my heart melted and expanded as I fell in love with this sweet little fur ball whom we named Anna.


Heart Expansion pet loss

Five months later my husband came home with a seven month old rescued white Pekinege who we named Bob.  He was a strange little guy whom fell in love with Anna at first sight!  He immediately went running over to Anna and to our surprise did the deed.  Yes, he did. We had no idea she was fertile at that moment since she had No signs of being in heat.  Plus Bob was only seven months old! Yikes!
Okay, so now what do I do! I was going from not wanting to have a dog again to having a family of pups.  This would mean my heart would break as I eventually would need to find good homes for all the sweet innocent little babies that would soon enter my life.   The experience turned out to be one of true amazement.
Bob took good care of his Anna growing wider day by day. Bob was ways at Anna’s side.  The night she went into labor Bob was the worried husband and father to be  Bob would pace and check on her in the walk in shower of the down stairs bathroom which we had set up a birthing bed for Anna and the coming pups.  By the time came for the first puppy to be born Bob was exhausted!   He finally ended up laying on the coach upside down eyes wide open looking helpless while Miss Anna, (a brave girl) gave birth to not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE puppies.
Bob entered the birthing room; Anna looked up exhaustively as Bob looked at her in amazement. Than to our surprise Bob curled up around Anna with their five newborns and became the best father of his fleeting family.  When Anna needed to rest, go out to take care of business or refuel Bob kept the puppies warm.  When the pups would look stir for food from Bob he was so patient and loving about their efforts to find a nipple to feed on till Mom returned.
As the pups grew Anna and Bob began escorting the puppies outside to go potty!  The parents shared all responsibilities for play time, potty training and loving each one. What a beautiful experience it was to watch the interactions of this furry family with amazing parents.
Bob and Puppies

My Heart Expansion after Pet Loss


Life opened my heart and taught me that the blessing of pet ownership far out way the pain of the time they must leave us.
Wouldn’t it be nice if all puppies were blessed to have life begin this way? 
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To let the heart expansion begin, get more information with wonderful links to help during pet loss.  Do not feel alone.
 When your pet dies, how soon should you get a new one? Until recently, the standard answer has been “right away!” That may not always be the best advice, however: Obtaining a new pet before you have had time to work through your grief can cause problems for both you and the pet. So when is the right time? There is no single answer to that question, because everyone experiences grief in their own way.
Thank you Lisa and Lu !!!

We moved to a new house so we lost our precious friend who babysitted our boy for 8 years. It was hard to even think about any vacation because it meant we had to find the best babysitter for Leonardo. My friend highly recommended Lisa Burks and her company House Calls 4 Pet.  Just talking to Lisa first... More

Thank you Yuliana, for taking the time to share your experience with the care of your special boy while you were away!

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