Today is Two Months

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Today was two months since Layla crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. It was a hard day for me as I sat in my house thinking of her, wanting to hear her bark at me, wag her tail or just sleep relaxed in her bed. Every time I heard the fireworks, I worried about her automatically which did not ease my misery in many ways.

This is what I miss most evenings

I realize there are going to be days when I will miss her more and today was that day, so I went, in the heat, for a long walk and then started doing which she would have wanted me to do, speak out against the fireworks, advise people to keep their pets safe and to not drink and drive while your pets are at home. We need to be responsible parents and to think of everything to keep them safe, like we do for kids.

The fireworks here have been going since 5 this afternoon, each time one goes off I jump in my chair, I have the jazz station on to keep myself calm and feel so sorry for all the animals who are freaking out. I have been seeing on social media posts of lost dogs, ACC calling out with lost dogs, and I am sure by tomorrow the shelters will be overflowing with lost pets, it is just heartbreaking, and I pray all the pets find their families.

As you all know, Layla used to wear these amazing harnesses, custom made by Dachshund Delights, see the link below:

Her favorite harness

Now the reason I am sharing them is April, the owner of the business, surprised me two weeks ago with a small white box which arrived in the mail, with chocolates, rainbow paw stickers AND a mini-Layla, a small, customized toy which looks like Layla. I was totally in awe, cried when I saw her, and I am in love with her. She is hanging on the wall in front of my laptop so I can see her all the time. Plus, the reason I have hung her there is that when I dog sit none of the dogs can get to her and try play with her. I have been doing dog sitting to get my doggy doses which is helping me a lot, as it puts me in a routine with walking the dogs plus gets me out of the house more.

Thank you April for this wonderful gift


I am sure you are wondering if I am going to adopt/rescue a new fur kid and I am putting it here, I have started, watching lots of FB pages and praying I will soon find a new fur kid to share my life with.


So on this note, have a wonderful weekend everyone, please be safe

Hugs from Layla’s Mom

18 Replies to “Today is Two Months”

  1. That is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift. The fireworks were pretty horrible here last night, even our chilled out kitties were on edge. Thanks for joining Angel Brian’s Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

    • Hi Terry, thanks so much for your Thursday Thankful Blog and I love the little stuffed toy, I am really blessed. As for the fireworks it was a wat zone here all night and I barely slept grrrrr. Take care and have a wonderful weekend

  2. What an absolutely beautiful gift! WOW!!!! I know Layl is so proud of you for carrying on her legacy. You are such a great dog mom. I hate fireworks as well. I wish they’d do drone shows. They have started doing them at Tahoe in the last few years. It just needs to spread everywhere. I know the perfect pup is just waiting to bounce into your life. I can’t wait to hear about the new furball! I bet Layla is on the lookout for the perfect pup for you as well. Sending you a super big hug!

    • Terri thanks for your kind words as always, I love the mini Layla and talk to her all the time as it makes me feel good. As for the fireworks it is time to ban them totally as they are dangerous also an I love the idea of a drone show, it is better for the enviroment too. Take care and hugs to Henry xx

  3. Oh what a lovely gift, such a treasure and so precious. Recovery takes so much time but you are taking your time to heal which is healthy for your mental wellbeing.

    Layla was such an advocate for dogs and dog welfare. You are carrying her torch with pride.

    • Thank you so much and I was very blessed with that gift.. I am taking my time to recover however hard it is and yes we must advocate for the voiceless, both dogs and cats, I learned so much from her

  4. What an amazingly thoughtful remembrance gift! This was the first year where our dogs didn’t have much (if any) of a reaction to fireworks. It was a weird experience and I hope they stay this way. I hated watching our older two struggle with the loud noises.

    • Tiffany I am still in awe from this beautiful gift. I am so happy your dogs did not get afraid from the fireworks as they were a nightmare and it is heart breaking watching our fur kids suffer from the noise. Take care

  5. 4th of July is no fun for us! I can’t believe they started at 5pm over there, how awful. We made it through. I know how you feel, some days are worse than others – it hits like a ton of bricks. Pets are a gift from God, but they’re a gift we don’t get keep.

    • Cathy the fireworks were a nightmare and I am praying have stopped now. You are so right, pets are a gift from God, they are loaned to us and then go back and it is hard but we are so blessed to have them in our lives

  6. Oh, this tugs at my all-too familiar loss of a pet heart…sweet Miss Layla…I sure do miss seeing her fun adventures with you, and am so glad you are continuing and resharing all the wonderful messages for the safety of pets. I love that pic of her in her harness…and what a special gift you received! So full of love for you and now furangel Layla.

    I find all these “anniversaries” and special dates really hit the heart hard. Not that every day isn’t hard with missing our furbabies, but especially on these dates. I’m sending you big, big hugs.

    I’m sooooo excited to see what your future holds with a new adoptee! Your heart will know when/if it’s time. That dog-in-need will be blessed with you becoming its hu-mom! And I know MIss Layla would so approve. xo

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