Post # 1
My fur angel Misty, who we’ve had since 2000, died just over 2 years ago. We got her when I was 13 and I just turned 29 last week. I have a picture up at my desk and for some reason I’ve got to thinking about her today. The neighbours have two beautiful cats who come and visit us on a daily basis, but they are moving house tomorrow, so we are going to say goodbye to them today. Maybe that’s why.
Misty had hyperthyroidism, which wasn’t getting better even after having had surgery, and later on she also developed breathing difficulties. We ended up having to put her to sleep, a lot sooner than I expected (like, the very day we took her into the vet to see what was wrong with her), and I hadn’t prepared myself for it. But I could see she was suffering, and had no quality of life left. She was about 15 or 16 years old at this point, and she had had a wonderful life with us, but I still second guess myself as to whether we made the right decision to put her to sleep too quickly. I still wish I had taken her home and had time to think about it, even if it was just for one more week.
I can’t bear to think about the day we put her down. She was so frail and weak, and I just wanted to take her in my arms and let her know it would be alright. God I am starting to cry writing this right now, and I’m at work!!
Anyway, she is buried in our garden and I just wish more than ever that she could still be here. She used to sleep on my bed every single night, and sleep on my tummy if I was at home sick. 🙁 Do you ever have moments like this when you think about your old pets who have gone over the rainbow bridge, even years later? Here’s a picture of her below, in her favourite spot, before she got sick.
Post # 2
Yes. I lost my dog Liesl 7 years ago. She’s out under the trees by the pool. I can’t think of her without getting a little teary. She was my friend.
Post # 3
So sorry. I haven’t had to bury a pet yet, but I know we will one day with our beloved fur baby. I cannot even imagine how hard it will be. He is my shadow, and the sweetest dog. Again so very sorry you’re feeling sad today.
Post # 4
I lost my baby last July and I miss him every day 🙁
Have you thought about bringing a new baby into your life? I know it’s not for everyone but we did and he has bought me so much joy 🙂
Post # 5
We had to say goodbye to my family dog in July 2014 and I still miss her like crazy. I don’t think you really “get over” losing a beloved pet, but you just learn how to live without them. I go home to my parents’ house and their yard is just so empty without her. I walk around their property and will walk by my dog’s grave and more often than not I burst into tears. (I’m crying right now just thinking about her.) Losing a pet is one of the most heart-wrenching things you will ever go through. It sucks so so so much, especially if you are a pet lover like I am!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I’m so sorry! Big hugs. I lost one of my cats a few months ago, unexpectedly and waaaaaaaaaay too early (he was only 2.5), and I miss him every day. He was truly the perfect cat! He was also a grey tuxedo cat and looked so much like your Misty! Down to barred tail and everything. She was a gorgeous girl. I’m very sorry for your loss, but try to focus on what a long and loved life she had. Sounds like she was very lucky to have you as her human. Xoxox