I just googled “small dogs which don’t shed hair”. Is that ok? Is it wrong? Is it too soon?
When we’re tired, late going to bed and grumpy, which is quite regularly, we have crying sessions where we cry for and over our dog. Hearing your children crying for their dog is a new kind of heartbreak for me. Because there is truly nothing I can do. Literally nothing.
So now, I’m left wondering if it’s best for us to move on by getting another dog. I d0n’t know. Is it ok? The problem we’ve got is that if we are going to have another dog, we need to do it right now, or wait until February next year. Why? Well, because Hope House Press does the majority of its turnover from October to February for diaries and leather notebooks. To give ourselves fully to those precious months at the beginning of our relationship with our dog, we need to be really present and available, hence the timeline issue.
I don’t know if we’d be better to wait or to crack on (phrase from Mummy K-T). The boys are sad for Bramble as are we. I don’t think another dog would be replacing our beloved Bramble. I just think it would be a good distraction and source of happiness.
I already know that the next dog will be small. Why? Because we need to teach the boys independence and walking a small dog that can’t pull them over like Bramble could, will be a great starting point. Because I want our house to not be so dog dominated as it was – Bramble’s ability to stretch out and fill the floor was the stuff of legend. And I want a dog that won’t be so difficult to drag off the sofa – Bramble wasn’t allowed on the sofa but she would sit there and it would be really hard to get her off it!
Maybe we’re not ready? I am writing too much about Bramble here, aren’t I?