I wanted to share this story about our Dog, Dublin because I know many people have gone through a similar situation and no matter who it happens to, it is always a devastating thing. I also wanted to share this story because of this great company that creates an exact plush replica of your pet. So to all those people out there, there is hope to have your beloved pet back! Read on to hear our story.
It was a hard day when I came home from work to find that my dog, Dublin, had some how found his way out the yard. I spent several days looking for him, but I couldn’t find him anywhere. I posted flyers and contacted all of the local shelters hoping someone would find him and bring him home. The person who suffered the most during this time was my son, Derek.
Dublin had been Derek’s best friends since the time we brought him home. He followed Derek everywhere and slept next to him at night. Now that he was gone Derek refused to sleep, he would stay up all night crying for Dublin. It broke my heart to see him so torn up, but I wasn’t sure what I could do. At one point I even considered taking him to see a doctor.
Then one day, while Derek was in daycare, I went out with a friend of mine and I told her everything about Dublin and Derek. She suggested I look into getting a custom made stuffed animal.
“If you have a picture of Dublin you can send it to them and they can make a stuffed animal that’s an exact replica of him,” she told me. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing! I thought it was too good to be true. I thanked her for her suggestion and then practically ran home.
I was very excited as I typed “custom made stuffed animals” into the search engine. Sure enough, I could order a stuffed dog that looked exactly like Dublin.
A couple months later there was a box on the porch when Derek and I got home from a trip to the park.
“What’s in the box?” Derek asked as we walked into the dining room.
“A surprise for you!” I told him as I opened the box.
His face lit up as I handed him the stuffed dog, “It looks like Dublin!”
“Yes he does. Daddy got him for you to keep you company until Dublin comes home”
That night much to my relief, Derek slept peacefully snuggled up to “Little Dublin”.
I had never heard of custom made stuffed animals before my friend suggested I look into it. I’m very glad I did. My son is much happier since “Little Dublin” joined our family. We are still hoping Dublin comes home, but until then, my son has someone to keep him company and keep the monsters away at night.