Post # 1
I have not lost my girl yet, I dread the day that it happens.
But a good friend of ours just lost his dog. He was out on a run with her like he does 2x a week. She’s a 9 year old lab. She died of heat stroke and heart failure right in front of him on their run. He’s really devasted.
What could we do for him? Invite him over for dinner? Bring food to his house? What comforted you?
Post # 3
Bring food to his house or offer to take him out. Do something that will distract him for awhile.
Post # 4
We lost our sweet boy a month ago. Our close friend sent a donation in his name from the Morris Animal Foundation brought we found to be a wonderful gesture and it made us feel good that he was honored. You make the donation and they send it in a sympathy card.
Also, it was nice to have friends check in and see how we were feeling.
Post # 5
I really liked all the cards we got. They have sympathy cards just for pets. I still have the ones I received because the messages were really heartfelt. If they don’t know about the rainbow bridge poem you could print it out and put in in the card. It is very lovely.
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….
Post # 6
I was so touched when people sent cards with their well wishes. Such a small gesture with a powerful effect.
Post # 7
@sienna76: oh man, I haven’t lost a pet in a long time but I would think a card and icecream/cookies/something sweet would be appropriate. I kind of think of this as a combo loss in the family and breakup. A heartfelt card. a big hug and maybe a trip to the icecream shop together is in order 🙂
I’m so sorry your friend is going through this. Sending good vibes (and commanding my critters to do the same!)
Post # 8
I usually send a pet sympathy card (yes, they make them) and let them know tht their feelings are valid and be there if they want to talk.
Post # 9
i got my boss a pet sympathy card and flowers..