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Old 08-05-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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This is WEIRD!
Well, today, I was on the phone and this girl drove up and just sat there in front of our house. She had a dog with her and was just staring. I told all the kids to get in the house, cuz I didn't know who she was and people these days, you never know! Well, a few minutes later, she walks out with the dog. I asked her if I could help her and she asks us if the dog was ours. I said no. the weird thing is, is that the dog is a Golden Retriever, just like our puppy was. Another thing is that the girl who found him in the middle of the road, was calling him "Buddy". She asked us if we could watch him as her dogs don't like him and that she will continue to look for his owners. This is just weird! The kids are in love with him and I told them that he's not ours and that we're just taking care of him.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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Wow, sounds like something is meant to be. I just read your sad`posting about your dog Buddy. Feel so bad for you as losing a pet is sp hard, but maybe this is a new beginning for your family.
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Oh, gosh, Hygiene Mama, that gave me goose bumps. Like something meant to be. Of course, if he is lost (wonder if he has a chip) I realize you would want him back with his family - but? Keep us posted, please.
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Wow, that is weird!
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Doggie angel???? Yes, do keep us posted!
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I will. I just still can't believe this. I put an ad in the paper and will put out flyers in the morning. He's a great dog. We think he's about a year old. He loves to play catch and he has gas A LOT! I'm going to call the vet tomorrow to check to see if he's got a microchip. Lily, our 8 year old daughter, was really upset tonight because we've been calling this dog, "Buddy", because he comes to it. She said that she doesn't like that we call our pup, the "Other Buddy". She's still so sad about our puppy. So, I will keep you posted on the puppy drama going on here. Thank you for your thoughts and kind words through this whole ordeal!
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That is pretty weird! I sure hope it works out for you. Maybe if you decide to keep him, rename him something that rhymes with buddy so your daughter isn't so upset?
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I will. I just still can't believe this. I put an ad in the paper and will put out flyers in the morning. He's a great dog. We think he's about a year old. He loves to play catch and he has gas A LOT! I'm going to call the vet tomorrow to check to see if he's got a microchip. Lily, our 8 year old daughter, was really upset tonight because we've been calling this dog, "Buddy", because he comes to it. She said that she doesn't like that we call our pup, the "Other Buddy". She's still so sad about our puppy. So, I will keep you posted on the puppy drama going on here. Thank you for your thoughts and kind words through this whole ordeal!
Maybe you could try calling him "Baby" or something that to him would sound a lot like "Buddy", but be different enough so that your daughter isn't upset.

I do think "Other Buddy" was sent to you for a reason.....and I don't necessarily mean that he is meant to become a part of your family to fulfill that reason. Maybe that's his purpose (if you can't find his owner), or maybe his purpose is to show your kids that they might not be quite ready to get another puppy to replace Buddy. "Other Buddy" being there has shown them what it would be like to bring in another dog - and that no matter what dog they get, he/she will never be "another Buddy". Maybe he's to help them comes to term with ther grief and to give them time to process it instead of rushing out for another pup.

2 years ago, on the 4th of July, we had a Golden Retriever show up at our house. At first we thought ours had gotten out of the house, but couldn't figure out how. We caught the dog (who was scared to death of the fireworks going off) and realized it wasn't ours. My husband thought he knew where the dog belonged (he'd seen Goldens while walking our dog), but none of the places turned out to be the dog's home. We put ads on the radio, in the newspaper, called the shelter to let them know we had him, called the vets to let them know....and no one ever claimed him. Our Golden is a spayed female, and other than a couple of spats in the very beginning over food - Marley, as we came to call him was VERY protective of his food...for about 3 days. I think he'd been on his own for a while, or was somewhere where he had to fight for his share, but once he realized that he was going to be fed, that stopped (in fact, when they finished eating, they'd switch bowls to make sure the other was licked clean. LOL!) they bonded immediately. We took them both to work with us, and every so often in a big open area there would be a "wrestling match"...very funny to watch, and they always kept it playful - never hurting each other. They adored each other. Over that Labor Day weekend, we noticed he was acting strange, so we called the vet on Saturday. Marley wasn't able to keep anything down, and we knew he'd dehydrate if we tried to keep him at home. We took him in and they said they'd keep him over the weekend and observe him. I remember that Labor Day was Sept. 4 that year......at 8:30 that evening, the vet called to tell us Marley had passed away. He had a massive internal bleed that nobody had detected. We had Marley 2 months almost to the minute. He came into our lives around 8:30 on July 4, and left us around 8:30 on Sept. 4. He was an awesome dog - calm, friendly, mellow, happy, playful......we, and our other dog, miss him to this day. I don't know what his life was before, but I do know he had a very good last two months. I haven't figured out what he was supposed to teach me....or maybe his purpose was just to have a kind, safe, last two months of life............
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