They say there are stages that we go through when we experience the death of a loved one, being a pet or human. I started reading a book to help me through this, but the tears continue to fall. Ohh I know that after only 5 days now I am asking way to much to not cry… I feel this ache deep in my chest, that takes my breath away. Is it too much to say that I fell in love with this little dog? I don’t think so.
Sometimes I forget what he was like when he first came to me, I know he was in a lot of pain due to chronic ear infections, and as a result a deteriorating jaw… but he was full of life, and a little piss and vinegar too. I am having a hard time writing about him still. But I thought I would share a couple of pics of my little guy. I am using these to make a little tribute to him… but that is still a work in progress.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
So sorry for you loss, may time ease your pain.
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Thank you soo much.
Pup Fan says
Sending lots and lots of hugs.
Thank you so much… the aching hasn’t stopped. I miss him so much.
My mom still cries over her first dog sometimes and she passed almost 10 yrs ago. The sorrow will always be there but with time it doesn’t bring her to tears as often. Take time to grieve.
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Thanks so much emma, it’s hard especially when you know that the illnesses have been terminal from the beginning. :'(
It’s good that you have this blog, and also your fellow FB Tzu family and friends, to channel your heavy emotions. We all feel for and with you with the loss of your baby.
This has been very therapeutic, and with the support of the Shih Tzu FB group we are in it is a tremendous help.
Don’t rush the grieving process.
It’s so hard to lose a bit of our heart. Your pain will eventually subside. Just remember that your love made all the difference for him.
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I know… we actually have been expecting this since the day we got him… I was soo fortunate to have him for a little over 2 years… I think that made it so much harder.
Caren Gittleman says
Be kind to yourself. Allow yourself grieving. The pictures are precious. What helped me when my Angel Bobo passed was that I took all of my photos and sat and went through them. I made some collages to hang in our condo. I also bought a really cool clock where each hour is represented by a photo, yep…my Angel Bobo is on each number of the clock.
Believe it or not, assembling the collages helped me quite a bit. Then I adopted my current kitty, Cody, 2 weeks later.
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I am definitely going to do that, make the collages. I ordered his urn and it is going to have a picture of him, and he will be placed on the Mantel next to the TV… I will always see his little face 🙂