Christmas was tough for my older son and his wife. They had to cancel their trip to the farm as their beloved Lyca had unresolvable issues with walking. After several visits to the vet, they said goodbye to the almost thirteen year old 'puppy' on the day after Christmas. (Ethan wrote movingly about Lyca HERE.)
Lyca was one of the three dogs that shared Ethan and Aileen's life during the time they lived here on the farm and she was also an honorary member of our 'Gang of Three' -- Bear, Maggie, and Jack, joining them on occasion for midnight prowls and groundhog hunts. I like to think they're all wagging and sniffing and greeting one another in the Hereafter. . .
But what makes me really happy is that, as Ethan put it, they chose to get right back on the horse and open their hearts to another dog . . . they found this cutie pit/terrier at a local shelter; she was spayed yesterday and went home with them in the afternoon.
Tally -- short for Tallulah Winifred Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Cake -- has found her forever home with some of the best dog parents around. A new dog doesn't diminish the loss of Lyca-- but it sure makes it more bearable
As the bumper stickers say, Don't Postpone Joy!. It looks like Tally would agree.