Abby passed away November 24. One week later, I learned I was pregnant with baby #2. I repressed the majority of my grief because I needed to be strong for the baby. Since that sad day when we said goodbye to Abby, the house was left with zero howling duets, a quiet and aloof Miniature Schnauzer, Abrielle’s frequent verbal musings that Abby was in the hospital and now in dog heaven and a general void I can’t really describe.
While I would normally listen to my head which was telling me I was crazy to want a VIZSLA energetic puppy with a newborn on the way, I couldn’t shake the nagging on my heart that it’s what was right for our family. Many of you probably have a breed you are partial to. For us, it’s the human-like personality of a Vizsla we miss so much.
After my second vivid dream of Abby appearing in a younger healed state, a long-time follower on my photography page reached out to me when I posed a question about considering another Vizsla. She let me know they were moving to Florida over the weekend but were still in the Midwest that week. She happened to have a little 9 week old “relaxed” girl that needed a home. Her photo spoke to me. Her expressive eyes shouted over my better judgement. This puppy was born 3 weeks after Abby passed. She needed her forever family. We made the drive to Iowa on a leap of faith and after meeting her, it’s clear she is really the one who chose us.
Welcome to the family (furry) baby Stella!
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