This is Stella's Mom and she is allowing me to post some thoughts today. My kids bought me a kindle fire for Christmas, and I am learning to use it. I have had it for almost two weeks and ALMOST have the wireless hooked up in the house so I can use the internet on it...but I can download books on it SOMETIMES. I wanted to share a book with you that I read over the weekend. It is called THE DOG WITH THE BROKEN EAR. It only cost $2.99 as a ebook. If anyone else wants to read it and if anyone on here can tell me if I can share it just let me know, cos I gladly will pass it on. I have even started to reread it last night cos it touched my heart so much. Its funny and sad, and true. And it made me think. The woman rescued a dying dog on the side of the road and in the beginning of the book envisioned how wonderful life would be for them. I can relate. It did have a wonderful ending.
This book made me start to think about Trudie and how "proud" of myself I was for rescuing her and saving her from that terrible life she had. I thought I was saving the dog world through one little pug at a time. I did not. My head must have swelled up so big for doing something grand that I didn't think things through and the consequences of doing something "good". I know Turd had a good year with us, and it was the best year she had ever had, BUT I will always feel like I failed her. I could have done better, and I will always always regret that. I was dumb about the issues rescue dogs have, and how to deal with them. If there is ever a next time, I will do better and be smarter. For now, I am just trying to enjoy magpie in her puppy stage and try not to hurry her though it. I can tell Stella is no longer the Stella Rose that lived at our house, with Turd and Sammer, and it makes me very sad. She is a different Stella and it is a new chapter of our lives.