Out of sadness, joy.

December 9, 2007 at 1:47 pm | Posted in family, Happy, Memories, Sad | 9 Comments

Sean’s aunt died this morning. He doesn’t know yet, and right now he is picking up his luggage and on his way home from the airport. His dad called this morning to tell me and asked me not to tell Sean until he got home, no need to make Sean dwell on the loss of a loved one as he sits on a three hour flight.

Although I’ve already talked to Sean twice today, he still is unaware. It has been hard not telling him, but his Dad is right…wait until he gets home.

While waiting for his plane to land, the lady from American Lab Rescue called me:

“We’ve received your application to adopt Oscar. Your application was wonderful. You and Sean will make the perfect home for Oscar. PS. He’s missing half an ear, but he is the most loving and well trained dog, do you still want him?”

I explained to the woman that YES! we want Oscar. But we won’t have our house until Wednesday, and Sean is unaware that his aunt died this morning. I asked her if we could wait a week or two before picking our new baby up for his new forever home.

No problem, she said, do you want to maybe meet Oscar beforehand? You could go see him today, the address is…

I’m hoping that when Sean comes home and I have to tell him about the loss of his very young aunt, Oscar will make him feel a little better. This is turning out to be quite a difficult holiday season thus far.


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  1. Oscar looks like such a sweetheart. Thank you for adopting him; all dogs deserve loving homes.

  2. Also, so sorry to hear about Sean’s aunt. Take care, both of you.

  3. My condolences to Sean and to your entire family.

  4. so sorry to hear about sean’s aunt. 😦

    oscar looks sweet.

  5. So very sorry to hear about Sean’s aunt. Sending prayers and condolences.

    Oscar looks like such a love. What a face. What a lucky dog!

  6. I”m sorry to hear about Sean’s aunt. My sympathies are with the whole family.

  7. I had a dog named Oscar waaay back when… and he looked a lot like this Oscar! just with black spots and freckles. Smart, too.

    Thanks for bringing back the memory.

  8. Laur, Im so sorry about Sean’s Aunt.Please give him a hug for me and please tell his dad and sisters the same. Laur I am sooo happy for you and Oscar. You both will make wonderful parents!!! Having a loving dog is such a privledge.. Remember Dog is God spelled backwards.. I love you both and Oscar too.. xoxoxo

  9. Dogs have such amazing faces… there’s a kind of hope and fun in his eyes… and a “will you love me?” look too.

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