Hi Gail....I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to hear about your losses. I can tell they were very loved and I hope you are doing ok.
Annie Lochte wrote:I feel your pain Gail. I lost 2 of my dog family this year. They were such an integral part of my everyday life an I miss them a lot. I think pets are here with us to keep reminding us what unconditional love is in a world where it is often lacking... They just don't have long enough life spans... Hugs. Annie
I hear you.
My sad anniversary is January 20th. We put our Golden Retriever of 14 years down due to old age. He'd just had a kidney infection that made him retain a lot of water, and he'd had progressively worse arthritis in his hips and back legs; I was literally carrying our 100lb. puppy up and down stairs, and supporting his rear when we went outside.
I held him on the table, his nose in my neck, as I stroked his head and told him what a good boy he was, so I felt his nose go cold as the vet injected him. And I buried him where he'd like to lay in the dappled shade of the raspberry canes in the backyard.
I'm kind of a mess as I write this, and it's almost been a decade. You never let go. But they, and the good they added to your life, will never go, either.
Jason Hernandez wrote:This post reminded me of my Caspian -- mixed-up mutt. He messed with one of those giant poison toads, and lingered in agony for a week while my friends and I tried to figure out what was wrong and what to do. He died in February 2017 -- which in the Dominican Republic is when the pretty coralbean trees are in flower.
And I understand grieving a gecko, too. Years ago, I had two adorable rats, Yersinia and Warfarin. Rats don't live very long anyway, but Yersinia went suddenly, unexpectedly, after I had her less than a year, and Warfarin slowly from cancer. What is it with rats and cancer?