Harley was there when Colby passed away. I don’t know how dogs think, but I’m sure it must have been confusing for your master, caretaker not to wake up. A friend kept Harley for a couple of days until my mom and I could make the trip. I hadn’t planned on keeping Harley even though my daughter helped pick Harley out when Colby got him.
He was a little dog with lots of energy, and we already have two cats and a dog. I cried every time I thought about giving him to one of Colby’s closest friends. I knew she would take great care of him. I thought, “I can do this, we don’t need another dog,” and then I’d cry some more. Finally, my family said – why not, you can keep him if you want to. That’s all it took!
I’m so glad we kept him. Having Harley puts a little more bounce in each step. I smile a little more each day. It’s a happy reminder of Colby. Everyday, I look at Harley and am reminded of how dogs thru all adversity keep moving on. They don’t let the past effect them. Sometimes, you just need to have a short term memory! Let the hurt go and embrace the present.