These two dogs are my last..

@dragon54u (31644)
United States
April 19, 2008 8:22am CST
I'm kind of sad to think that I'll have no more pets but I'm 54 and my dogs always live a long time--I had one dog live to be 19! Every so often, I read a story about an old person who dies and their animals have either died from neglect because their owner was dead or they're shipped off to the animal shelter where they'll surely be killed. So, having nobody who would notice right away if I died, these are my last pets. It's so strange to be facing my mortality when it seems only yesterday that I was a teenager with my whole life ahead of me.
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@pooh08 (671)
• Vietnam
20 Apr 08
You shouldn't sad too much. People have destiny. The thing will come if destiny. I will be old, not young forever.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Yes, and thank goodness that we're not young forever. I think it would be intolerable if I knew I would live forever. I'm looking forward to the journey after my body has been used up and discarded.
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
19 Apr 08
You don't have to face this situation, dragon. There are pet santuaries that will take them in if something were to happen to you. Just have to make sure someone you can trust knows the details in writing is all. I found this site that you can read up more on it. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/money/news/2007/06/leaving-a-legacy-to-your-pet/overview/0706_leaving-a-legacy-to-your-pet_ov.htm?resultPageIndex=1&resultIndex=2&searchTerm=pet+trusts If you still decide not to own any more pets, you can still become a foster mom to a couple. All types of animal shelters are always in need of foster homes so they can take in more pets.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
19 Apr 08
I didn't know about that, thank you! I love having options and you've just given me another one!
• United States
19 Apr 08
Your very much welcome, dragon. There are places that will do this but I'm having a hard time finding a listing for them for you. Sometimes I'll stumble upon brochures at the vet or the humane society so you might want to try them and maybe ask them more about it. They might know how to connect you with one as well.
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@qiao522 (449)
• China
20 Apr 08
we can't deny it,cause this is life. time flies,really,though i am a 20-year-old lady. sometimes,i think i should cherish my time ,my golden time,but you know it is hard to keep doing the meaningful things all the time. sometimes,i am depressed because of my waste of time,but i just can't concentrate myself on my business that I should do at present.
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I do know what you mean! There are days when I waste my time when I should be doing some constructive but I think we need a few of those days every once in awhile. My dogs are more than happy to help me "waste" a day!
@bamby1983 (286)
• India
20 Apr 08
Perhaps you could buy a dog that's already 8 years old. That way, you're still likely to live on longer than he is. Even if he lives until he's 18, you'll just be 64. Most people live till their mid or late 70s!
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I think, after all the discussion here, I'd probably want to foster parent a dog till a permanent home is found. There are so many out there that have no homes because they're not cute little puppies.
@devideddi (1436)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Thanks for your discussion. It made me stop and think. My two dogs are 13 years of age and don't seem old at all. They dont have any health problems or any signs of aging. Although I have given up a lot in my life for them. One is special care dog and I cant has trust issues. I can't leave her with anyone so I haven't been able to go away over night in years and years. That means no family visits. Also because she growls at people that come too close so our company is limited and her trips too the park are almost non existent. Just a lot to think about...our life, their life.
@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
20 Apr 08
Sounds as if you have your hands full with your temperamental furbaby! I'm glad they are so healthy, mine are also in great shape at 7 and 8. I can't take my male to the park, either. He's incredibly jealous and protective when it comes to other dogs--loves people, hates for other dogs to be around me! Their lives depend on us, and it's our responsibility to care for them and not discard them when there are problems. I hope yours brings you more joy than misery!
@98765m (1019)
• India
19 Apr 08
Oh I am so sorry to hear that. Life and time just flies before anyone could find that out. It will look as if it was just yesterday,that one was in 20s. Yea,I think you have taken the right decision in not to have any more new pets.If it doesn't have any one to look after,it will cause it to lead a frustrating life in the street or in a dog shelter. But,I think if you could make some arrangements for the dogs' future,I think you can have new pets.I mean some one who cares and loves the dogs.But,I understand that it would be difficult to find such a person. Cheers ! Have a great time with your dogs Happy mylotting
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@dragon54u (31644)
• United States
19 Apr 08
You're very understanding! I just had a thought--perhaps I could be a foster "parent" until a home is found. I don't know why I thought of that as I read your reply, but thank you for the idea!
@Ohara_1983 (4119)
• Kuwait
20 Apr 08
so sad about your pets, even im thingking one day if i will be gone what will happen to all love of my life, family & pets & friends i know they can handle but thingking that they will miss me too.
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