Although all my dogs family are lovely people anyway I probably would not feel such a bond of friendship if they didn't own my dogs litter mates.
It is lovely sharing all their joys & successes as they grow, seeing their photos etc.
What is not so lovely is when they get older & we are faced with those Rainbow Bridge moments that slap you in the face with reminders of your own dogs age and the shortening of your time left with them. Memories of the early days together make you appreciate the lose of your dogs sibling more than usual even if you don't see them regularly.
My heart goes out to Janet on losing Lucy-fur' as we called her. Such a great dog, sister to my Flint. She will be missed xxx
We do know our dogs are old from 12 onwards and have time to start preparing for that horrible day.
Luckily none of our dogs brothers & sisters have died young before so it is hard to put into words the emotions felt on hearing the shocking news of the loss for Matt Rouse of Devo's brother Riot due to a road accident at the age of 4.
Matt had pick of litter. The pups were born in his home and he had plenty of time to enjoy & play with them. Riot was a stunning looking black & white and although we wanted a tri colour we would have been happy to have Riot. It didn't come down to looks though, Matt chose on personality - Riot was his doggy soul mate.
We have not seen much of them lately and can only assume from their results that their relationship has only deepened over the years.
Heartbreak does not even begin to describe what he must be feeling.
Matt & Lauren have a lot of support around them & we've sent our love too. Hopefully it will help in some way. I'm not sure how I'll hide my tears when I next see them though.
Giving all our dogs special attention today especially Devo.