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Monday, August 15, 2011

An Alternative Form of Therapy


Life Changing Miracle

As most of you know, I’ve had a hard few years copping with my sister’s murder. When times got really tough, I would borrow my mom’s dog Cara to provide me with what we lovingly called “Carapy”. She beats any other form of therapy I’ve tried. There’s nothing like a little snuggle-muffin, covering your face with kisses to brighten even the bluest of moods.

Alas, I always had to return her, after all, my mother needs that particular type of therapy as well. Everyone in my life suggested I get my very own puppy, and I made excuses not to: My landlord won’t allow it, I don’t have the space, I can’t afford it, yada yada yada. Truth be told, the main reason was guilt. I won’t get into the details, but let’s just say there was a particularly loved dog that was lost to me because of the earlier mentioned tragedy and I never quite got over it… or him.

Well my friends, I suppose the healing process has kicked in because I now have my very own snuggle-muffin. A new addition to the family, a family that has shrunk significantly over the last few years, is here to stay. To say I’m smitten with my new little love-muffin would be an understatement.


She’s cute, small, sweet, and gives lots of kisses and snuggles, something my often-aching heart needs. I can guarantee she will be THE most spoiled puppy ever. So please raise your glasses, or coffee mugs, and let us have a toast to a little bit of soul healing, Cheers!

6 comments:

  1. What a precious doggie! Our family is getting one for Christmas and I can't wait to have a sweet little animal pal. Hope he brings you lots of happy days!

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  2. That is one cute little puppy face. I'm so glad you feel like you're in a place now where you can share your life with her. I know she'll be loved and so will you.

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  3. I'm all for soul-healing and dogs are the best therapy.

    I have two, both 4 yrs old. Bodhi (German Shepherd/Boxer) and Bella (Golden Retriever/Boxer). They give so much love unconditionally, but I think a little snuggle-muffin like your cutie pie would be great.

    Wishing you lots of doggy kisses!!

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  4. yay for you! dogs are the best healers! i love my puppy love and am so glad you found a way back to it =)

    precious!

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  5. Yay for new friends! Everytime I remember about your sister my heart aches for you something fierce. I'm just so so sorry. Kiss that pup for me!

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  6. Wow, you are all so sweet and supportive! Thank you!
    @Crystal - I kissed her twice on the nose for you:)
    @Tara - YAY for dog people!
    @Isis - If I had a bigger place, if I had a bigger place, I would have gotten a monster of a dog - you are very lucky.
    @J.A. -You must be busting out of your skin waiting for Christmas!
    @Cathy - Thank you, it was a long road to get here. I suppose I can say without a doubt, that it's the destination I'm enjoying in this case and NOT how I got here ;)

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