Happier stories are what I would like to bring to you as well going forward. Grieve your own way, for as long as you need, but keep in mind that the longer you wait to start a new chapter, the harder it becomes at times.Well, that's a much happier story. Your husband was lucky you were strong enough to run interference and not defer (unnecessarily) to hospital personnel. I never much cared for kids, but I can see they be handy when we have more yesterdays than tomorrows. It'll be a little darker for me! Better have a good dog.
I think you sound like a great GSD owner. I've had a lot of dogs, lot of pitbulls, the GSDs, random fosters for periods, and the GSDs are the most like living with a person (I've not had the pleasure of other smart dogs, like Weimeraners, poodles, border collies, and the like). Not crazy high energy like a Malinois, either. Energy match between human/do is important.
I'm not ready for a new dog chapter yet, but I'll post it here when I do. I'll look forward to your posts about your new pup, too. I'm always ready to give unasked for advice. Thanks again for sharing.
Through this process I have met some very wonderful people, some in this forum. Please let me know if there is anything I can do or offer to help you or your wife. I work from home twice a week and have nights and weekends, so don't hesitate to ask, even if it is just because you wish to vent.
I look forward to your advice! I know I will need it! I don’t offend easily and welcome constructive criticism, so feel free to send a virtual smack over the head if I stray in any way. Since I’ve already asked you for advice, it can no longer ever be “unasked”.