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We lost Hooper on June 3, 2010 and it has been so hard to not have him around, but we knew life without a dog is one not worth living! So, we contacted Hooper's breeder, got on the list and were notified the litter was born on 9/11/10. Here they are, baby "Koby" is in there somewhere. Despite the pain of this summer I have learned "This too shall pass..."
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just makes you want to grab 'em all and cuddle up with them doesn't it?
please let us know when you bring your new baby home. i had followed your previous posts about hooper and i know how heart broken you were/are over the unexpected loss of your precious friend hooper. i commend you for opening up your hearts so soon to add love to another furry life and to let them love you in return. that is the most beautiful and remarkable thing about love-it's a never ending circle that just keeps going 'round and 'round.
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Look at those teeny little ears. So cute! I am so happy for you. I am sure Hooper is so proud of you and the new baby too.
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Thanks judesmom and River, it is bittersweet. I don't want a new dog, I just want my old one back again! But, since that cannot happen, I have to start again. I know Hooper would love to play with his new friend.
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Hooper, what a wonderful, new and exciting adventure you've embarqued on! There is nothing like puppy breath to heal the heart. We too got our new baby at the end of August, and he is a joy to behold. I too want my Bubba back, but as you said, that can't happen. So the next best thing is to give another puppy the life they deserve. Enjoy Kobe, he will help you to learn new lessons and make the heartache a little easier.
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Life must go on, Hooper would be proud of you, it reminds me of these words: “Don't hold the love that you have within yourself. Give it to another like me and then I will live forever. For love never really dies, and you are loved and missed as surely as we are.” I wish you all the best with your new pup P.S. It is better with more then 1 pupper Huskywolf
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Hey Gordon, I am sure Hooper would love to see you with new pup to give home to and care for as you did for him. He is watching over you and the tiny fur balls to make sure you are the right pick for Koby. Koby will take care of the rest when he comes to your home while helping you to remember your big boy.
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I think you already know this, but you will never stop loving and missing Hooper, not with a new puppy or 100 puppies, not a year from now, and not 100 years from now. The bonds we have with them and the love we hold in our hearts for them endures forever.
PS I have to agree with Huskywolf - 2 is better than 1
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Hi, Hooper's Dad! Boy do we have a lot in common!!! Eight months ago I was right where you are now. Missing my beautiful, much loved black Lab, realizing I didn't want to live with no Lab and finding my gorgeous little black girl who has become the joy of my life. Labs are such wonderful dogs, there's just nothing quite like them! Hooper will always be there, in your heart, but now you begin a new chapter with new memories to add to the old ones. Wishing you all the best with your precious Koby, who will be like Hooper and not like Hooper, who will fill those empty places in your heart and help you to remember Hooper with a smile rather than a tear. It's the circle of life. Anne
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Yeahh Hooper (and now Koby) Dad! .. i remember your heartbreaking stories about your gorgous boy.. I know we all wish we could just have them back. I know i will have many more dogs before i end up with Lenny. I know i can give some dogs a wonderful forever home, we may never have that once in alife time bond with others but we still have love to give. That is so great that your opening your life and heart to another beautiful boy! cant wait for updates
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The babies are adorable! I hope you will find love and happiness when you bring Koby home. I know what you mean about wanting your precious Hooper back.....it is so hard moving on after the loss of a very special pet. I am looking forward to hearing more about Koby.
Mare precious Christoph ~ 2 years at the bridge ~
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Dear Hooper, You and i have been on almost the same identical path. We lost our Bonnie Lou on the 9th of June of this year. And just like you, our house was so empty without her. I found out just how lonely it was when Hubbie was in the hospital a couple weeks ago. Bonnie was always here for me when Hubbie was in the hospital and this time i was truly alone. It was at that time that I decided we could go no longer without a dog in the house. Long story short, Hubbie got out of hospital on Thursday and by Sunday we were at the local rescue shelter, bringing EmmyLou home to live with us. Any of us that have pets,(dogs, cats, birds, horses, etc) have more love in our hearts then we could imagine. People that have pets in their lives, I think are kinder and more thoughtful to others. I certainly have learned that on this message board. The people here are the best in the world. Love, compassion, understanding are just the first words to pop into my head when I think of the people here. Did not mean to go off subject. I am excited about your new fur baby. Keep us posted. Clara
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Hooper, I lost my Taterbug on June 6th 2010. NOt a day goes by that I do not think of her and my little CoCo that passed on April 3rd. I never thought I would love another little dog. It hurt too much and I still had two, Lexi and Spot. But my neighbor breeds Maltese and could not stand to see us depressed over losing our two little babies. She brought us a little blistering white bundle of energy named Larry. I have not forgotten my other two but now I have fallen in love with Larry and opened my heart up to him. Us dog and cat people just can't help it can we?
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It is amazing to me how much my new pup's have helped me through the loss of Foster. I still miss him every day, I still talk to him every day, and I just about still cry every day- even 19 weeks later.. By no means have they replaced Foster, but they give me a reason to get up in the moring and go for walks again.. As I sit her typing, Lila his bumping my arm and resting her head on my lap. Awwww...