Dr. Carol, This is the first time in the past 3 weeks I’ve been capable to reply and thank people who sent cards in regards to our losing “Jules” ——– the pain is still very much with us … and we are just now being able to ‘cope’ with our loss. But I wanted to thank you for sending a personal card to us!! It meant a great deal to ME. We have Jules’ boys to help comfort us, but they are having the same difficult time as my husband and me. We have no children, so our dogs ARE our children…….. The older — “Bruiser” (11 yrs. and the first born from Jules) is having an especially difficult time…. he misses his mom terribly!! — he “cries” out during the day….and at times, wants to be close to us, but other times he secludes himself………. hiding in the kennel that was Jules’, or sleeping in the last bed (doggie bed, i.e.) she occupied (which I can’t bring myself to wash just yet)——— my heart aches with the loss of Jules, but seeing one of her boys go thru this is almost unbearable……….”Murray” — the youngest, at 10 yrs. had a difficult time for the first 2 weeks…but he has adjusted fairly well………. though they BOTH follow me from room to room and never let Me out of their sight.
We are looking for a new Sheltie girl – We thought we could wait until Spring — but Bruisie and Murray and myself are so pitiful, we just have to have a girl back in this house!…….. And my husband agrees……
So I have been in contact with the ASSA Breeder Referral (for shelties) and we have a few contacts. One breeder north of us had a litter on 10/31/07 and another breeder — just a bit east of us had a litter just on 11/20/07 — and the latter just may have Jules’ bloodlines! So we are hopeful to have a new “girl” in our house between Christmas and new Years.
I think you told me a few months ago that VitaLife has a “puppy” formula now — if this is true — I will want to start my new ‘girl’ ( she’d be a pup!) on the puppy VitaLife.
Have to tell you — the last thing Jules would eat/take was the VitaLife and the ER vets asked what I gave her to keep her looking so beautiful and so healthy. I smiled and winked — then told them.
…..on your web site –…..on your web site — on your web site — under the area of “what has VitaLife/ Paaws done for your dog” — tell them it gave MY girl the best year and a half EVER ! (Fighting cancer) when she was only given 3 months!! And that none of my dogs will EVER be without VitaLife again! I only wish I’d found you and your product sooner!
…….Thank you again so much for your card of condolence for Jules. It meant more than I can put in words!