8.22.2006

i miss roscoe


it has been just over a month since the death of my dog roscoe
the house is not the same
walking the dogs is not the same

i miss roscoe
lisa misses roscoe
and well
not sure if what brutus is feeling is missing roscoe
but I do know that brutus' life is different

brutus' behavior around the house is different
brutus' behavior in the woods is different

brutus and roscoe were brothers
born of the same austrailian shepard father and two different golden retreiver mothers
born five days apart

these dogs lived life in tandem
brutus was roscoe's yin
roscoe was brutus' yang
now brutus is half a dog
it is like the mischief has been surgically removed from him

lisa and i are now in the stage of considering getting another dog
in colorado we saw many wonderful dogs that made us crave a second dog
we are thinking we will get a young puppy... not a puppy... but a 2 or 3 year old
not sure of the breed
we will open our eyes to the opportunity and let the opportunity present itself
the primary concern... that there is some sort of positive synergy with brutus
as much as we are going to get a dog for ourselves
we are going to get this dog for brutus

brutus needs a playmate
brutus needs a companion

http://roscoeandbrutus.blogspot.com/

3 comments:

Brian Kemler said...

I am glad you can write about the loss of your dog. It's probably a little soon to think about getting another one, but that's not a bad idea. Here in the park where I ride is the Mexico City dog shelter. If you want a dog come here... All types, all breeds, all for the taking. While riding Sunday, I saw a beautiful German Shepard but he wouldn't come close to me. The dogs here travel in packs abandoned by their families and having reverted to their wild selves...

Brian Kemler said...

I am glad you can write about the loss of your dog. It's probably a little soon to think about getting another one, but that's not a bad idea. Here in the park where I ride is the Mexico City dog shelter. If you want a dog come here... All types, all breeds, all for the taking. While riding Sunday, I saw a beautiful German Shepard but he wouldn't come close to me. The dogs here travel in packs abandoned by their families and having reverted to their wild selves... Any of these dogs would be luck to have you and your family as owners as would similar dogs in the USA. You are you going to give another animal a wonderful and unique life when you are ready to...

gwadzilla said...

bk-
thanks for writing from south of the border
long time no chat...
well... it has been a few weeks since our last email exchange
yes... you are right it may be too soon
we are not rushing to the shelter to find a dog immediately
we are just starting to consider what exactly would suit our lives best
what breed?
the age of the dog?
etc.
etc.
right now brutus is adjusting
there are a good number of changes going on
he is different one week to the next
the boys are bonding with him
which is good...
I think we will give brutus some time in the spotlight before we get another dog
as I am not so sure that brutus likes the spotlight
I think he prefers life in the shadows
or at least in my shadow
thanks for checking in
remember to bring me some music when you come to town
as I know from what you have been saying you have discovered all sorts of great stuff in your travels through the americas
-jg out