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Friday, 11 May 2012

So sad

We lost a devoted friend, faithful companion, light of our life and my second skin this week.  We feel, at the moment, as if we will never get over it.  She has been with us  for nearly fifteen years and only once did she spend a week away when she stayed with her previous master, my youngest son whilst we went on holiday.  If I remember right, I spent the week worrying about how she was getting on and she spent the same week fretting.  We never left her again.
She was the gentlest of creatures.  I have never known her to growl and she would take food from your hand so carefully you never knew she had had it.
What are we going to do without her.  
If we go out we don't want to come home to an empty house. No welcome when we get up each morning.   No dog hairs.  No muddy roses on the floor. No walks down to the brook.  No frolics through the woods outside the back gate. No more sneeking round to next door for an extra titbit. 
I am not going to have another pet because it hurts far too much when you lose them. 
How long does this hurt last?  It feels like it will go on for ever.


  1. I'm so sorry Carol, I've never had a dog for that long and I can only try to imagine what you must be feeling.
    We had a beautiful dog when my children were tiny but we lost her through illness when she was only 2 years old, we never got another one.

    I'm sending lots of hugs and lots of sympathy.

    Take care

    Jan x

  2. Carol so sad to read your post - I know how it feels. The coming home is the worst thing with no welcome as you come in the door. It will get easier but it does take time. I got another dog - it doesn't though stop you thinking about the one that's not there. Sending a hug xx Mich

  3. Oh hun, I am so sorry to read of your loss. It is a horrible time but it will get easier. You will never forget her though. My friend lost his pet this week and I told him to take heart that he lived in a home where he was loved and taken care of, he never knew hunger or cold, I am sure your lady had this great life too.


  4. Oh Carol I am so sorry to read the loss of your friend and family member. When I lost my 'soul' dog some 15 years ago she also left our Labrador Tigger with us who grieved along with us and needed a new friend too, so we havent suffered from the empty house, as when we lost Tigger, then Zola and Dave we still had other dogs with us.
    I cannot tell you how long the pain takes to ease as everyone is different, but do remember you have lost a very special family member and you are allowed to grieve as such for as long as that takes.

    Love to you and your family

    Lynda xx

  5. I am so sorry for your loss, I have 4 dogs and cannot imagine losing one of them. Memories will sustain you xx Thank you for your lovely massage xx

  6. I'm really sorry to hear about you loss Carol, the death of a beloved pet is so heart wrenching - the inevitability of these special beings in our lives passing before we do, given the difference in life span, is such a sad aspect of dog ownership.

    My experience is that as time passes, the feeling of loss and sense of injustice does transform into an appreciation of the time you have shared with your special companion - there is always a hole left that only they could fill, yet at the same time the memories of the good times are stronger than the sadness that they are no longer with you.

    I hope that you and your family find some peace within this difficult time - beaming you all lots of love xxx

  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I know that no words can make it feel better so I'm sending you warm wishes and a big hug xxx

  8. Aww Carol, I am so sorry to hear this...thinking of you all xx