Sunday, March 18, 2007

I'm pathetic

My dog, Mandy, died on the highway over a year ago. I have Sadie now, and I love her dearly.

So why do I still go looking for Mandy?

I find myself searching for her at Wayside Waifs every few days. Which is really stupid, since she's buried on the back of our place.

This morning I found her replica. It gave me cold chills, and made me want to go get that puppy now!

Except of course, it wouldn't be Mandy. She wouldn't do the same things Mandy did, or act like her. And I'd always be expecting that, which would be unfair to her.

Yeah, I'm pathetic. And no, we're not going to go get her.

On the left is the real Mandy as a puppy. On the right is her (almost) lookalike, the one I found today.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

It even gave ME chills, and it wasn't my dog! A spitting image.

BarnGoddess said...

wow-!! very very close!! Mandy was a cute pup.

your not pathetic, Mandy is a special dog.
I understand 100%

Since I lost Elvis, I do not want to get another dog....now that is pathetic of me.

Midlife Mom said...

You aren't pathetic at all. I lost one of my cats probably 15 years ago and I still miss her. One of the new ones that I just got looks a lot like her and I think that I why I picked her. There are just some that are special in some way and you never get over it. At least I don't. The dogs really look A LOT alike, you would love this one just as much even though they won't be exactly the same personality. Go for it!