I know it’s been awhile since I posted last, but I think about all of you everyday – especially Sebastian. I still miss all the funny things he would do, his incredible smile and his personality. He’ll always be my bestest friend…
But this little guy he sent to take his place is starting to settle in with us. Chewbacca’s been here for almost two months and while he still has some habits I’m trying to break him of, he’s coming around personality wise! He’s definitely got some that character that Sebastian had in spades. And my dad says he sure likes to lick a lot like Sebastian did too.
Here’s a couple update videos we made of the little guy. This first one is where he thinks he is going to catch me… not today!!! I might not be as fast as Sebastian was, but I’m still faster than those little Chewy legs!!
Anyway, just know that my dad and I still visit this site from time to time. He says he doesn’t have much advice to give, but he knows Sebastian would still want us to stay in touch with everyone – Sebastian was definitely a big fan of everyone here and would want us to continue to support all the other tripawds in their journeys. Sebastian never met anyone or any dog he didn’t get along with… even squirrels, though I’m sure they probably didn’t think so, lol.
Until next time, here’s Chewy’s first full length video. If you look closely, you’ll see some similarities between him and Sebastian.
As you know, Chewbacca (Chewy) came to stay with us not too long ago, and there are a lot of things that he does that reminds me of Sebastian. For example, here is Sebastian running the fence. Even as a tripawd he was there to help me guard the yard.
Then here’s Chewy today…
I didn’t tell him what to do – yet somehow he knew.
I think we all know how he knew… Sebastian!
He was pretty happy with himself afterwards, just like Sebastian would have been.
I have to admit, I didn’t know how I’d feel about someone new coming in, but if Sebastian sent him, he must be alright.
Let’s see what else Sebastian imprinted on this new guy.
As some of you know, my pawrents began looking for a new friend for me. They told me they were exploring a couple options. They found someone who has goldendoodle puppies, but they usually have 4-12 month waiting lists. My dad started the process with a hope we could find someone for the summer months.
He looked through the current litter listing to get an idea of what he thought would be a good addition. He saw a couple male puppies that seemed to be amazing! Only problem was that the litter was already completely spoken for. And there was also a waiting list. For whatever reason, he still felt compelled to send a shot in the dark email and ask if he could be put on the waiting list… just in case something crazy happened.
And then something crazy happened.
The next day my dad got an email and was told someone dropped off the previous night and the people on the waiting list in front of him had decided to wait until a future litter. He was told there was a chance that even though we would have the last pick, that a boy would be available based on initial preferences of the other pawrents. My dad wanted a boy because he says I’m still his princess puppy girl doggie.
So when my pawrents went today during their pick time, there was just one puppy left. When they walked in, it took the puppy exactly one second to race over and start licking them in their faces as if he had just been reunited with a long lost family member. It was almost as if that puppy had been prepped on who was coming.
And even though they had the last pick, they were were able to get their boy. We think his name is going to be Chewbacca – “Chewy” for short. And his name matches his personality so far. Uh-oh!
But looking back – there were so many things that had to work out perfectly for us to find Chewy. Too many things for it to be considered just luck. This had someone’s fingerprints all over it…
It’s been a long couple of weeks. The days seemingly last forever now, which stands in contrast to the days before Sebastian went to the Bridge. Those days flew by way too fast.
Some of the neighbors noticed it has been really quiet when they walk by now. I hear them, but without my best big brother, it’s not the same. I guess my big brother was my source of courage to feel confident to guard the yard. Even when he was sick and stayed inside, I could do it by myself, because I knew he was right there just in case. But now…
My pawrents said something about getting me another friend to help Sebastian watch over me during the day. You know, it might be nice to have a new friend. So we’ll see if that happens. Paws crossed???
Well, I better get going for now, but just wanted to let everyone know that we are still here and support all the tripawds. My dad and I see so many inspiring blogs on here. Keep up the good work everyone!
PS – Just wanted to say a special thank you to Sally and Jackie – Sally always made my big brother smile and laugh with her comments and he said Jackie was always super supportive, even when things weren’t going well. You guys are always appreciated – you both are pawesome!
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