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Old boy sends me a new friend

This is a bittersweet topic for me, but I wanted to share it nonetheless. Back in October 2020, I had to put down my best friend of 15 and a half years. It was a heartbreaking time in my life and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t thought about my buddy, Diesel. I made a post as he started to fail in health, and I must thank all of you for being so supportive. You can find it detailed below if you’re so inclined.

Making the call

However, this is not a thread about sad news.

Months back I would find myself looking online at puppies, and specifically, Miniature Pinschers (like Diesel.) Everything I found was out of province or out of the country. More so, no litters planned from any of the breeders due to pandemic restrictions. I was lonely, still healing and I was in need of bond that no human could offer. I looked at the local humane society for any dog, but none of them were suitable for a home with kids.

I finally came to terms with it and gave up on finding a new friend.

About a week or so back, I was up late and unable to sleep. I was watching some television when I caught a picture of my boy out of the corner of my eye. After staring at him for a while, I had this overwhelming feeling to jump online and search for Miniature Pinschers (That was Diesel’s breed.) I can’t really explain it. The very first thing I came across was a link to a local breeder who had 2 out of 5 pups that were looking for a new home. I sent an email almost immediately without giving it any thought. We conversed back and forth and I was invited to come and see the pups in person. After a heartfelt discussion with my lovely she wife, she looked me straight in the eyes and said “Go get your baby boy.”

On July 1st I met my new friend and he’ll be coming home in a few weeks. I wanted to introduce you all to Brutus.

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While I realize I’ll never be able to replace Diesel, I would like to hope that he somehow played a part in helping me find Brutus. I still miss Diesel daily, but having a new friend will help mend some of the wound.

My kids have no idea, and I’m excited to surprise them.

Thanks for reading.

Brad
 
This is a bittersweet topic for me, but I wanted to share it nonetheless. Back in October 2020, I had to put down my best friend of 15 and a half years. It was a heartbreaking time in my life and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t thought about my buddy, Diesel. I made a post as he started to fail in health, and I must thank all of you for being so supportive. You can find it detailed below if you’re so inclined.

Making the call

However, this is not a thread about sad news.

Months back I would find myself looking online at puppies, and specifically, Miniature Pinschers (like Diesel.) Everything I found was out of province or out of the country. More so, no litters planned from any of the breeders due to pandemic restrictions. I was lonely, still healing and I was in need of bond that no human could offer. I looked at the local humane society for any dog, but none of them were suitable for a home with kids.

I finally came to terms with it and gave up on finding a new friend.

About a week or so back, I was up late and unable to sleep. I was watching some television when I caught a picture of my boy out of the corner of my eye. After staring at him for a while, I had this overwhelming feeling to jump online and search for Miniature Pinschers (That was Diesel’s breed.) I can’t really explain it. The very first thing I came across was a link to a local breeder who had 2 out of 5 pups that were looking for a new home. I sent an email almost immediately without giving it any thought. We conversed back and forth and I was invited to come and see the pups in person. After a heartfelt discussion with my lovely she wife, she looked me straight in the eyes and said “Go get your baby boy.”

On July 1st I met my new friend and he’ll be coming home in a few weeks. I wanted to introduce you all to Brutus.

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While I realize I’ll never be able to replace Diesel, I would like to hope that he somehow played a part in helping me find Brutus. I still miss Diesel daily, but having a new friend will help mend some of the wound.

My kids have no idea, and I’m excited to surprise them.

Thanks for reading.

Brad
What a cutie! You need to make his sit command "Et tu Brute!"
 
Brought him home last Thursday, which was a complete surprise to my daughters. It went how you’d expect. Lots of gasps and tears. Brutus has settled in quite nicely, however our rescue, Jett, is still unsure about the new kid. It’ll take time… it always does.

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