When I look at my Pumkin, my heart just warms up and feels funny! Don't get me wrong, I love all my dogs here, each and every one have something special about them. But of course I have a favorite, being Pumkin. I can just sit there and gaze at her while she's sleeping. When she comes up to me with her goofy "smile" and wants something it just makes me smile. When she wiggles her little butt back and forth when I walk in the door... well it's just so darned adorable. When she is sad, it just breaks my heart. When I wake up in the middle of the night and see her there cuddled up to my shoulder I sometimes keep myself awake because I can't stop giving her little kissy pecks! (No lie!) When we are away for too many hours during the day I cannot wait to get home to her. I can't imagine my life without her in it. She is definitely the light of my life. Do I need help?!?
Yep, you're definately crazy! I felt the same way about my Flora. Just about killed when when she died. She just has that special place in my heart. Makes losing them a hell of a lot harder though....:(
I am like that with my raven. a couple of nights ago her tummy was upset make a bunch of noise. well i staded up till 3 am play with her and giving her ice. She loves to play with ice till it melts she will play with it. This must make me crazy lol
you are not crazy! we tell everyone that cooper is our hairy son...and i really feel like he is! my fiance's mom calls him her granddogson. i think he understands a lot more than i know. he's my best friend, my shadow, and my baby. i don't have any human children, i'm sure it's a different kind of love, but the love i feel for my dog is so intense! i am so glad he's able to be with us.
Not at all. The greatest thing about having a dog (or pet) is that it teaches us to love. I think it's wonderful that you care so much for your baby, and notice the little things about her. That's what I do with my dogs. Like during a movie, my shepherd and I were cuddling on the couch with blankets and stuff just relaxing, and she'd look up and just stare at me with these big sparkling eyes, I could see the love. It's the best feeling. If you're crazy...then I'm crazier ;)
I am right there with you, Cody is my furbaby and my human boys tease me about having a third son, they tell me Cody is my favorite. My human boys are in their mid 20's and they got all my attention when they were younger but I have to admit that now Cody gets a lot of my attention and they also get a lot of attention from my two boys and husband as well. Cody is a Bichon Frise/Westie mix and I too wake up in the middle of the night and find comfort in him laying beside me. My hubby is the one who let him sleep in the bed one night and now Cody is there at some point every night. I also don't like to be away very long, I work 26 hours a week and I love to have Cody around as much as possible on the weekends and evenings. At this time in my life Cody is a big part of my life. Here is picture of him in our living room watching the neighbors, he is such a nosey pup! Love to know what's going on. If loving my dog this way is crazy, then I love being crazy and what a way to go ! !lol http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a366/cherylrihn/Cody/Jul0407.jpg
Count me and hubby in too. People probably think we are kooks about our babies. I know one thing, they will probably have to bury me with them when something happens. I can't stand the thought of not having them with me always. They are truely my babies.
Oh girl...you are so not alone! I feel the same way. Reading your post is something that I could have easily written. We share the same emotions! If you need help, than I need help, too! :) Mia is my child...not just a "dog"
Oh, I feel the same way. I had a shihtzu for 10.5 years and with all the pain in life, he was my antidepressant. I could not imagine life without him. When things were so hard, the thought of those HUGE brown eyes, made my heart warm over. I also felt that each time that I was hurting, he knew, he knew so well. He would come up and lay on my lap which was not normal for him, he would usually lay by my side. But if I was very sad, somehow he would climb on top of me as if he could not get close enough to me. I have been through a divorce (remarried now) and in those times, cannot imagine my life without Rascal to get me through. My son suffers from depression and it makes me very, very sad and Rascal helps both of us with that. My son is an only child, 16.5 years of age, very bright, high IQ, very sensitive and giving and hates the plastic world of today. Rascal was his dog so losing him a few months back was unbearable.
Now we have two new pups, Raphael and Leonardo. I still miss my Rascal like mad. I love my new babies too, but am exhausted also! They are 16 weeks now. I have had them for 8 weeks. We like to ride on our Harley in the summer so I thought it might be good to get two pups this time so the one would not be so lonely. I hated leaving Rascal home!!! He always looked so sad.
Cody, by the way, is soooo cute.
I am closer to my animals...three cats, two dogs, one bearded lizard, then most people. I worked in the health profession for 17 years and really tired of people. Animals are so much more loyal, sincere, etc., etc. I used to be social. The last few years, I am just consumed by my love for my dog/dogs. They show what real love is. Wish people could take a lesson from them. We sure would have an amazing world. I wish there were more dog parks/social parks. I live in Wisconsin. It seems in the East Coast there are more of these gatherings with people like us.
I'm right there with all of you. Max and I share a bond like no other. Don't get me wrong, I love all of them, but Max is special. I could have wrote doxy's post too. I always have his pic on my background on my computer at work, and one day a lady I work with brought some new pictures of her baby, so I showed her Max's new pics, she said, well my baby is prettier than yours. You know what I really didn't think so, I wanted to say it, but didn't. Max was way prettier than that baby!!
Thank you Mariopug. I love reading these posts, I really could have written any one of them. Cody is our screensaver at home, we don't have computers at work can you believe it! I work in a OB/GYN office and no computers but I do have pictures of him and several of our patients ask about Cody when they come in, they know how I love (adore) him, my whole family does, even though my boys are in the 20's they love him to and spoil him and my husband who really isn't a dog person, he perfers cats, loves Cody's as much as any of us, he is the one who started leaving Cody sleep with us and I was very surprised at that! I love knowing that other people love their pets as much as I do mine. Cody has helped me through hard times, hubby being out of work for two years, the death of my mentally retarded brother who was a big part of my life and the joy of my life, Cody and I would go visit him in the nursing home and we would have a ball. Bobby was home till he was 35 and then for medical problems that we were not able to handle at home he had to go to a group home and then the last 9 years he had to be in nursing home and honestly a day didn't go by that someone in our family didn't go to see him. I have aother great brother Alan and his wife and my husband and boys, they all loved Bobby as much as I did and helped out greatly, if I wasn't able to go or my mom couldn't go they made sure someone went. Bobby was confined to a wheelchair and when I took Cody in, Cody would jump up on Bobby's lap and ride around with, when my sister-in-law went she would take their Yorkie, Gracie and that dog did the same thing and Bobby loved it. Sorry so long, but one year ago today is when Bobby passed away and I have been trying to stay strong for my mother (she lives with us) and have been fighting back tears all day, quess I got started and didn't know when to quit, thanks everyone for being patient and again sorry for long post.