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I went back to work today, I teach. I knew he wasn't there but my son got off before me and I expected to see Raider in his lap or something. I want a dog but this is the one I want. My poor baby was such a happy boy and I feel so bad about even thinking I could ever love another like him. I miss that smile so much. 

Would it betray him or a new dog to think of getting another pup, even a Boston maybe next spring? I wonder if I would be betraying Raider? Would I always compare the new dog to my Raider baby? Or would it be like your kiddos - you love them each for who they are? I know another dog would NEVER replace Raider and that is not what I mean. 

More than anything, I just want to cuddle him one more time and wish I never would have refused any of the kisses he gave. 

We love and miss you Raider. Thanks for giving us your whole heart every day. 


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Personally, I would get another dog.  Maybe one like Raider, if one were available for adoption, but any dog, if not!  I have had many dogs in my life and always got another to replace one who died.  Life was just too quiet and boring without at least one dog, and preferably more!  Even if the new dog had a different personality, as long as it was a friendly dog, it didn't matter to me, and every dog I've ever had (about 20) had its own unique and lovable mannerisms.  I bet you too will find another dog that you will come to love deeply!

Posts: 104
Thanks for the support. I am pretty sure I will have more dogs in my life and love them like I did Raider. I loved Rocky the same way and have had dogs since he passed. The love is worth the heartbreak.
Thanks again,
Paula- Raider’s mom
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