Thank you so much, Mark. The first day is the worst. Tomorrow we are going to burry her next to a good company of our previous pets and I suppose that gradually today´s pain will turn to nice and humorous memories because she was a natural clown:) |
Reply #201. Nov 28 10, 5:38 PM
Sending hugs and sympathy, Jolana. |
Perhaps your dog and mine are playing together in dog heaven right now.
(Any heaven that doesn't admit dogs - I don't want to go there)
Reply #202. Nov 28 10, 7:01 PM
Thank you, Tezza, I really like what you wrote:)|
Reply #203. Nov 29 10, 8:38 AM
My cousin accidentally backed over our family dog, Jake. Unfortunately he broke his hip and had to be put down because he was pretty old. My whole family was quite upset, because he had been around for the better part of a decade. |
Reply #204. Dec 01 10, 6:30 PM
I fell in love with my neighbor's cat and when he passed away I felt like I had lost a child.|
Reply #206. Jan 07 11, 6:57 AM
I had the most precious Siamese Cat for fifteen years. He was like my soul mate. He was extremely affectionate and a little clingy but I would not have had it any other way. He passed away about 12 years ago and it still seems like yesterday. I had to take a week off of work when he passed since it was so sudden and I was devastated. Someone gave me a kitten that was not a Siamese and he was hissing at me all the time was ripping the place apart and was more of a farm cat not an apartment cat. I tried my best to get close to it but he was not that type of cat. I gave him to someone who lived out on a farm where he could roam. After that I couldn't get another one. My chocolate Siamese will forever remain in my heart. |
Reply #207. Jan 07 11, 8:52 AM
I offer this:|
When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do,
You must not tie yourself to me with tears;
Be happy we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I travel on alone.
So grieve awhile for me, for grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for awhile that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on;
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see me or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say "Welcome Home." ---unknown
I imagine this is our pet speaking, to remind us it isn't forever.
Reply #208. Jan 07 11, 8:56 AM
Jolana, so sorry, I know how you feel having gone through it so many times. Our German Shepherd Jessica was euthenased on Tuesday of last week. A very sad day for the family.|
Postal, that was amazing, thank you for sharing.
Reply #209. Jan 22 11, 6:20 AM
Over the years I've lost 5 dogs, a pony and a horse to sickness or old age. I'll never forget them and I remember the happy times we had together.|
Reply #210. Jan 26 11, 10:52 AM
Thank you, Postal. I had to have my little Yorkie Tara put to sleep today. She'd been my constant companion for the last 17 years and I'm missing her dreadfully already. Your poem has given me some consolation. |
Reply #211. Feb 12 11, 2:06 PM
I came across that poem when I was grieving for one of my dear departed pets. It is a consolation to me.|
I really think only time can heal our hearts. It is very hard to lose one.
Reply #212. Feb 12 11, 8:24 PM
Playmate, sorry, I missed your post. Thank you. And I am very sorry for you dog. But as Tezza said, let´s hope our dogs are playing now together in the heaven:)|
It´s been two months since Liza left us and as someone said, the pain is over, we coped with the reality and we only remember her "dog´s tricks". (She was a very skilled thief:))
Reply #213. Feb 21 11, 5:31 PM
When my 7-year-old parakeet smacked into the doorknob and broke her little neck, I was devastated-but the following memory is also so very sweet:|
As I knelt by my bed, cradling Ellie in my hands, tears pouring down my face, she staggered over to me and kissed me, as if to say:
"Don't cry, Mommy-it's not your fault. And I love you."
I still miss her (especially on the anniversary of her passing), but I know now that the reason she couldn't fly right was because she was sick, and so at least she didn't suffer long.
I did get another bird and, when he died, another still. (I always say that Ethan has kept me sane during the troubling times I've had this year.) [He's great company and so entertaining-keeps my mind off my worries.]
Reply #214. Feb 21 11, 7:19 PM
My Delta was a Champion Agility dog. I came in from work one morning, and she was unsteady on her feet. clutched her to me and said "Oh no baby not today" She was 13. Her favorite spot was in front of the fan, she seemed OK, so I put her there. Then I slept on the sofa. When I woke up, she was lying there peacefully---but she was gone. She really looked just like she was sleeping, so I know she went peacefully.|
I wrote this for her:
In Rememberance of Delta
My dog has gone where I can't go
Though with her I would trod.
Some folks say it isn't so
I KNOW she is with God.
Someday in sweet heaven's place
Wherever that may be
I know again I'll see her face
If she'll just wait for me.
Reply #215. Feb 25 11, 1:39 PM
Postal, that´s too sad, but the poem is great. I´d like to quote Tezza:|
(Any heaven that doesn't admit dogs - I don't want to go there)
Reply #216. Feb 25 11, 6:53 PM
We just had to put down our dog, Cooper, after 15 years. Next to my mom dying...hardest thing ever! The vet did a paw print for us in clay with his name and a heart. We will miss him.|
Reply #217. Feb 25 11, 7:42 PM
Oh wonderful vet! One of my vets sent a condolence card.|
As to whether or not our animals go to heaven, I think they must. Heaven is everything we love, how could any of our loved ones be left out?
The love of our animals is so pure, we will do well to deserve our place beside them.
Reply #218. Feb 25 11, 9:41 PM
We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Uunable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. Wwe cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan.|
Reply #219. Mar 01 11, 3:17 PM
I lost a kitten named Morris. I cried for the longest time and I still cry down to this day. He was my favorite animal ever. It's very hard to lose a best friend.|
Reply #220. Mar 09 11, 3:58 PM
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