My rage about Ella has lessened, and I am moving forward again with my life. That was a horrible blow. Because of no witnesses (that would come forward) and no real proof, the investigator could only give that horror show of a human being tickets for other violations.
I guess the real justice lies in God’s hands.
In the meantime, life has gone on, and Sparrow finds herself an only dog. This seems to have depressed her, and the anxiety of being left alone when we are at work or school has caused her to tear things up. I feel even less safe than I felt before, and Sparrow is pathetically not intimidating in any shape, form, or fashion.
We have to have a second dog.
When I was looking for Ella at the Tulsa pound, I saw so many beautiful dogs waiting for homes. Tonight, City of Tulsa Animal Welfare posted this picture of the dog I desperately want:
I was going to have to wait until next week to adopt an animal, but my dad, who obviously is grieving over Ella with us, offered to get him for me now. Thank you, Dad! I don’t deserve you!
Everyone please send up a little prayer he’s still there tomorrow…or for my non-praying friends, keep your fingers crossed! This dog certainly will never replace beautiful Ella, but he is part of my effort to move forward, and hopefully, help me, my kids, and little Sparrow feel complete and safe again. 🙂
Thank you all for the outpouring of sympathy, empathy, and compassion over losing Ella in such a senseless and horrific manner. I can’t tell you how needed every one of your words was.
One day, the Lord will wipe away every tear, won’t He? I dream of that day!!
PS: Any suggestions for names? His name is Sargent now, but I don’t like that military kind of name. I’m looking for something a little less common. After all, I named my other dog Sparrow. 🙂