How my new puppy acted upon Bears passing..
I had a GSD named Bear that passed two days ago. A month ago for a strange reason I felt the need to get another GSD. Max was 8 weeks old when I got him. Bear was 12 years old. When Bear died our Dalmation who has been with Bear for 11 years didn't seem to affected by Bear being deseased that day. However, Max the 12 week puppy went over to Bear and first started smelling his ears,*(I would love to know why he did this)* then he started licking his lips and when that didn't work this little guy went to Bear while his body was wrapped in a sheet and just laid on top of him. I couldn't believe this as he was only with Bear for four weeks!!! The last few days Max hasn't been the (I'm out of control, I will eat the house and bite your ankles until you tire me out puppy) he has been very calm, licking my face when I cry. He even accidently gave me a black eye as he took his big paw and tried to wipe my tears! lol
A few days ago Max laid in Bears spot after not really grabbing me to play with him all day (my husband made sure he was engaged outside alot while I grieved) and just looked at me as if to say, I know your hurting and I'll be right here when your ready. So ofcourse I looked at him, grabbed my coat and was on to play fetch!!!!
When I think back, when I first got Max and brought him home, for the first two weeks as crazy as this sounds during the day Max refused to take naps in the house. Bear in his last days wanted to stay outside on the porch so Max at only 8 weeks old would sleep on the dog bed accros from Bears. As long as Bear was on the front porch Max would never leave. He would wake up from a nap, see Bear and go right back to sleep. **thank God we live in the woods**. Bear taught Max how to stay on the front porch and good manners. I even got Bear to teach Max how to give paw. My heart is sooooo torn up. I have NEVER ever in my life cried so much over one being. I have not even cried this must over a person. I know Max is in my life now and I owe him lots of fun and love which I give. But.. its so hard to get through the day cause my heart just aches.
Thanks for reading. I did post this in the stories thread but I decided to move it. Hopefully someone will move it.