Thursday, July 12, 2007

In Memory of my Sweet Simon

The Great Puppy Debate
Ok so our sweet precious Simon got out of our fence almost 8 weeks ago and we still miss him terribly. Our house seem so different without a dog. I am one of those people that has always had a pet, so not having one is very weird. I miss Simon so much, but have finally accepted the fact that he is in someone elses home and hopefully being very well taken care of. So we have been looking at different dogs online and trying to make the big decision......dog or no dog. Do we wait longer since I am going back to work or do we just jump in and get another puppy. Ian is really asking questions right now about why will Simon not come home. Why are other people lucky and get their dogs back, but Simon won't come back? He said I just knew he would come back and he hasn't.
Ok so then if we do decide to get a dog we are in the debate of big or little. You know I live in a house of boys, so Simon was my one little girly pleasure. My sweet lapdog that would follow me everywhere. Jeremy thinks we should get a big dog, but I really want a little cutie that will cuddle up with me when my boys are getting wild and wooly.
Decisions Decisions I really want a little Maltese. I found one for sale that is so cute. I loved my yorkie but I think it would be a constant reminder of him to have another. So the puppy saga continues as we try to decide is it time now or later.




5 comments:

Jane said...

Oh Jill I truly know how you feel I still miss Tiger every day. I personally vote big dog and vote for a boxer :) They are active dogs but with 2 little boys in the house it would make a great pet. And they don't shed much since they are short hair :)

donnacr said...

I say bite the bullet ( so to speak ) and get another Yorkie ! It will never be Simon but they are such lovable dogs that it would make a home in your heart in no time ! Then when your boys are bigger , consider getting a larger dog ! There is always room for one more dog - like kids ! LOL ! Believe me , I know that Simon will always be remembered and missed ....

rebecca said...

Oh Jill I feel so bad for you. What a hard choice to make. I'll pray the answer comes to ya. I hope you get your little dog!!!

christina said...

i agree with donna LOL get another little dog and then when the kids are older you could get a bigger dog, i say a lab because they are GREAT with kids.

i do feel so bad for you though, i know what it is like to lose an animal (only mine died). its heartbreaking especially when you have kids. dyllan (he is 11) still mentions oscar (he was our 12yr old dog that we had to put down) to this day and still cries over him. it sucks. but i am like you and have always had pets. like rigt now i have THREE dogs LOL and one cat.

Dee said...

So sorry you lost your dog! How sad. If you do decide on a Maltese for a new puppy, I highly recommend the bread. We have had one for 5-1/2 years.