On 12/20/12, my sweet, sweet dog, Sampson, died. I have been heartbroken since. Every thing I do and everywhere I look reminds me of him. We have had dogs before but I have never attached to one like I did to this gentle giant of a dog.
Near the end (for more than a month), he refused to eat any dog food so he ate like the rest of the family It was a big chore getting him to take his medicine. He had severe hip dysplasia also and needed a strong NSAID. He could smell it wherever I hid it in his food.
If you've ever attached yourself to an animal, you will know how I feel. Hopefully the pain will lessen with time.
I hope that all of you had a great Christmas day or a Happy Hanukkah.
May 2013 bring you relief from pain and the joy of great friendships.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats - Voltaire
((((Maggie)))) I am so sorry. The pain does lessen with time but there is always that space. I carry several cat-shaped spaces in my heart, so I understand. I am sending lots of soft hugs your way. XOXO
Hello Maggie.....I am so sorry about your lost....it is so sad when we lost one of our family members....I lost my sweet Rusty in 2004....he was 17 years young...he had some health issues...and I actually still miss him terribly...he was one of my children....and grew up with them...he just did not get any bigger....
I hope with time it gets better....but I think they are always a part of our life....regardless....I now have a female dog who looks just like my Rusty did...but she is different...there will never be another dog to take his place...
I know how you feel....and I hope it gets better for you.
At least you know he is no longer in pain.
IN GOD WE TRUST....MAY GOD BLESS AND GUIDE AMERICA....
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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...