My regular readers will know how heartbroken we 3 at Casa Tyr have been, ever since our wonderful dog Fitz died just before Christmas. He had such a huge heart and wonderful character; the strength and patience he showed when dealing with cancer and chemo was truly humbling.
We haven’t been the same since. Add to that the operation that Kenton had in March, from which recovery is slow. Then add to the mix my spider bite and subsequent infection – it’s not been a great 2014 so far, but it certainly has been memorable.
We had always planned on getting another puppy – we think that it’s better to have 2, to have like-minded company for them to run with, and to keep each other company when left in kennels.
It was such a hard decision to actually take, to get a puppy. Every time I looked online for one, it just made me sad. People with pets probably understand how we felt, but those who have never had pets probably won’t. It’s just the way it is.
Anyway, we finally did it. We found a family in a nearby town who had a litter of boxers, and of course, once we saw them, we had no choice. We really like home-bred dogs, they are much better socialised, and used to relating to people.
So home with us Freddie (aka Freddie Bear, Freddy Teddy) came. It’s taken us awhile to totally warm to him, but that didn’t surprise us. But finally, with his funny ways and big personality, he won our hearts.
Even Milo cuddles and plays with him now, and that was always going to be the hardest audience of them all! I think Fitz would approve.