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I really have no idea why I did this one day - Maybe feeling down - really down , So I pulled up the rainbow tread on here and read and read - along with crying and more crying - The I came up on a tread about Dobegal losing Roxy - As I read I came up on a post , started by Dobegal - Why do we do this ? With a reply post from SeiYa : How true these words Spoken - So I thought I would do a repost of the SeiYa reply , Hope this is OK .
During my grief I posted a thread “Why do we do it”. I was asking why we continue to bring Dobermans in our lives when we know they are not healthy. SeiYa posted a reply that I have kept and wish to share as I think it speaks to all us.
“We do it because these dogs awaken something that was dormant inside us. While we physically have them in our lives they make us laugh, they bring us to tears, and they teach us something about life. Part of me thinks they never truly leave us. They're too stubborn and too protective. They fill our hearts with such joy, they insinuate themselves so deeply into our hearts and minds. This is why we love them, we love them so deeply and with such feeling that we cannot fathom saying goodbye. Yet we love them enough to say goodbye with dignity and grace. Is it truly goodbye? I'd like to think not. While we collect memories, and we can savor them when the pain of losing them dulls. It is never enough, they leave us empty and wanting to fill the void created by their absence. Everything about a Doberman draws you in. The vibrant color and their expressive eyes. But what holds you is their capacity to love. This, this is what keeps us coming back even though we die a small death each time we have to say goodbye.”