(Closed) My best friend Gibson passed away yesterday :,(

posted 9 years ago in Pets
  • poll: How long did it take you after grieving to get another pet?

    Within a month

    2-5 months

    6 + months

    Year +

    I ended up not getting another one

    Other....

  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m so sorry for your loss!!  I’ve lost 3 dogs that were childhood dogs, so I know how much it sucks! πŸ™  I don’t know what I would do (or will do) if/when our 2 furbabies die. Pets really do carve out a special place in our lives.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    What a sweet boy! I’m so, so sorry for your loss.  πŸ™ 

    Post # 5
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Aww πŸ™ this makes me so sad. Gibson is in kitty heaven πŸ™‚ You’re in my thoughts.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @MrsHoneyC:  I am so sorry πŸ™  What a beautiful kitty.  In my adult life I haven’t lost a pet so I didn’t answer your poll but think it’s different for every person.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I am so so sorry πŸ™ my childhood pet Sally died at the age of 9, in 2006, we had had her since she was 10 weeks old, and I was 6, my sister was 3. We had gotten another dog to keep her company in 2003, but couldn’t bear to get another dog until the middle of 2007. It is so hard losing a pet, I am so sorry.

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m so so sorry.  My heart hurts for you, and my thoughts are with you and sweet Gibson.  

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We always went to a shelter to adopt a new pet the next weekend after a pet’s death. For us, saving the life of another animal was always the thing that helped us make peace with the death of a beloved pet. It’s tough!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    What a beautiful, sweet boy! I’m so sorry for your loss, I’d be hearbroken if my little girl passed πŸ™ *hugs*

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2024

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He looks like such a sweet boy.

    I think you’ll know when you are ready for another pet, it could be a few weeks, months or years but you’ll know when you are ready. Our dog of 16 years died and we had not one but two new dogs within a few months. It wasn’t because we didn’t love our dog because we did, he was my childhood dog and a member of the family, but we missed having a dog around and there are so many animals in need of good homes. Honestly getting those dogs really helped all our hearts heal up a bit faster because we thought of the good times with our old dog, not just how much we missed him.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I am so sorry about the loss of your kitty.

    I never plan for “replacement” pets. The universe sends me another animal who needs a loving home. Often far sooner that I would have chose, but that is how the universe works. That being said, there are so many animals in need of a good home and I always believed the best way to honor an animal companion is to open your heart to another.

    Post # 14
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    Newbee

    Just wanted to offer my condolences for the loss of your Gibson.

    Maybe Nora will become your sidekick now.  Good luck.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Awwww…I’m sorry Frown  I’m sure you’ll know when you are ready.  My mother’s cat died 3 years ago and she was pretty heartbroken over it.  After about a year I always encouraged her to adopt another (there’s so many that need homes) but they didn’t end up getting one (actually 2!) until last year.  So it took her about 2 years or so…

    I haven’t lost a pet as an adult, and I lived with roommates with cats (we had 3 cats and a dog at one point!) for so long that I haven’t adopted one of my own yet.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Gibson was adorable!

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