Dogs’ lives are too short. Their only fault, really. ~Agnes Sligh Turnbull
I can’t thank you enough for all your thoughts, emails, phone calls, messages. It helps more than you can know as we mourn the loss of our dog Angel.
For me, it is just natural to write about the best and the worst things in life, to document what I see. It’s incredibly therapeutic for me to be able to share this event and know so many of you have gone through it and understand so completely.
I’m sad to learn a few of you have lost your own family pets this week. They may not be our children, but they are family, so much a part of our lives.
Today I thought I heard Angel waking me up at her usual 6:30 in the morning. The mind imagines what it wants I guess when we grieve.
I hope it’s okay. I shared some of your thoughts here to share with others.
From Rod ~All of us have made that final trip to the vet, and for us we have done it twice. When you leave, it is as though you have left a part of your heart and sole behind. But please know that it was the right thing to do.
From Jackie~We feel like their mothers and fathers…they’re our babies because they so depend on us for so much. And when they die, we surely lose a member of the family. Time will heal.
From Loraine~”It is not just that animals make the world more scenic or picturesque. The lives of animals are woven into our very being – closer than our own breathing – and our soul will suffer when they are gone.”
~Gary Kowalski, Author of The Souls of Animals
Thanks again for all of your kind words.