Post # 31
Thank you all so so so much for your kind messages, you have given me a lot of comfort!
I wish I had time right now to reply to you all, I’ve read every message and every single one made me cry (happy/sad tears). He truly was our baby and we feel his loss every minute of everyday.. I’ve been going up and down with being able to look at pictures of him, yesterday when I wrote this post I couldn’t even look at the photos when I uploaded them!
To all the Bees that have also recently lost pets I am so so sorry, I never new how to deal with loss before this so I didn’t really reach out to people if they’d lost a loved one.. my thoughts are with all of you as well!
I wanted to share a few more of my favourite photos with you all, I have hundreds, my gosh you should see my instagram.. it’s nothing but Clyde! Looking at them this morning has made me smile.
He loved that pink blanket so much, it was his absolute favourite. I have been sleeping with it every night <3
I got my Clyde tattoo about 5 years ago now, some people said that I would regret it but I have never once regretted it, especially now!
Post # 32
I’m so sorry. I lost a dog to a horribe accident and I never thought I could get another dog. That was short lived, as the house became too quiet for me and I would find myself constantly thinking about what happened, and what I should’ve done. About 2 months after I went and got a puppy- Lucy. She could never replace my other dog, but she helped me cope, and kept me busy.
Its so sorry this happened… I completely understand how you feel.
Post # 33
Im so sorry for your loss. Your story made me cry because I still miss my guy who passed away 6 years ago. He knew he was loved and he looked very happy. Take some time to grieve. He will be forever in your heart. Hugs to you and your SO.
Post # 34
I’m so sorry for your loss! Our first reaction has been to say that we will NEVER get another dog because we cannot replace Clyde but I am already feeling that the house is too quiet like you said. He was so loud and full of life that the whole house feels empty!
I hope this doesn’t come out wrong when I say this but it makes me happy to know that after 6 years you still miss your furbaby, it gives me hope that I will always remember Clyde. I’m sorry for your loss!
Post # 35
What kind of dog was Dreyfuss? I like the idea of them up there playing together 🙂 Xx
They are a beautiful breed aren’t they? So loving <3
Again, thank you so much to all of you for your messages, talking about Clyde is making me feel a little less sad <3
Post # 36
Beautiful photos! Thank you so much for sharing them x
Post # 37
I am SO sorry for your loss!
Reading your post is making me cry. How awful to lose your Clyde that way 🙁
My heart hurts for you. Sending positive thoughts to you and your SO.
Post # 38
I am so very sorry for the loss of your furbaby. 2 years ago I had to make the heartbreaking decision to say goodbye to my 7 year old doxie Mugsy when his back became paralyzed and couldn’t be fixed through surgery. Then this past September my old guy Max, also a doxie, passed away in his sleep. I got him when he was 8 weeks old and he was 15 when he passed. He was my constant companion and comfort through so many ups and downs in life.
I know the pain you’re going through and don’t let anyone ever make you feel like it was ‘just a dog’. They are family and it hurts the same as losing a person. I’ve always believed that dogs want nothing more than to love their humans and be loved in return. It sounds like Clyde was blessed with both of those and a wonderful life that many dogs in this world may not always get. He was lucky to have you for all of his life and you were lucky to have him. Find comfort in the fact that he was always loved, that is what he will always carry with him. Though his body passed on, his sweet spirit will always be with you and someday you’ll be together again at Rainbow Bridge.
Post # 39
He was a black lab. I also have a tattoo for him! (Below is a pic from when I first got it.) He will always be my baby. My parents have a black lab now but he is getting old and I dread the day something happens to him. DH and I plan to get another lab in the next year or so. I’m glad we were able to lift your spirits a bit. Trust me, over time you will look back and only think of the happy times. You are in my thoughts!
Post # 40
Brickette: Brickette: I’m so sorry for the loss of your baby pup. I cried right through your whole story. It was almost surreal reading it because its very similar to what happened when I lost my rescued mutt after 7 years together. We were also away for a celebratory weekend. My dog was at his grandmas (my mom) where he’d stayed a dozen times before. Then I got the call. My dog didn’t have an accident but he fell suddenly gravely ill & he passed away at the animal hospital just a few hours after the call. His doctor’s best guess is that he had an aggressive brain tumor that advanced very quickly, without noticeable symptoms in the weeks prior. So it was a total shock and like Clyde he was here one minute & gone the next. I know that being away when this happened is gut wrenching, I truly feel for you. Big hugs.
My dogs hips had also been giving out, he had been having a hard time getting around on hard slippery floors & he also fell in a pool just weeks before this weekend. So much of your story was the same for me & my pup.
Don’t dwell on any times you told him to shut up or trying to sneak out without the fuss. That’s not what matters. You being his mom & best friend for all those years & rescuing him & giving him a second act in life is what matters.
I know what you mean by the sound of his paws on the ground & a million other times throughout your day when there is something missing. My husband (then my fiancé) couldn’t stand to see me so sad. He was browsing Pet Finder immediately looking for a dog for us to adopt. Within just a couple days he found one that he was sure was our dog to be. I wasn’t so sure it was a good idea because it was so soon. But I was also kind of dazed & out of it from the whole ordeal that I gave in, I thought maybe I should just let my Fiance lead & make the decision. We drove 6 hours away to pickup the pup just 4 days after my dog passed. And it turned out my Fiance was right. A new puppy (he was about 4 months old) did help me grieve & move on. I still think of my sweet Ozzy everyday, I will never forget him. I’m including that part in case you do consider another dog soon. You don’t need to feel guilty about it. It’s okay. There are countless dogs that need a home and soon. And Clyde won’t be forgotten.
Again, I am so sorry for your dear Clyde passing on. It is so hard, but it gets better. Talk about him a lot, laugh at his quirks & the funny Clyde stories. It was good therapy for me.
Post # 41
oh hun. i’m so sorry for your loss. your dog sounded very sweet and i was really moved by your story. just know one day you will see him again 🙂 and he is in a much happier place, playing with other pups and eating treats all the time up in rainbow bridge.
Post # 42
Oh wow, our stories are so similar, thank you for sharing! I’m so sorry you lost your sweet Ozzy! My SO is adamant that he does not want to get another dog ever, losing Clyde has hit us both so hard and he said that he couldn’t bear the pain of falling in love again and loosing another dog.
In the 8 years that we have been together aside from this last week I have seen SO cry only once and that was when Clyde went missing for 3 days, he is usually such a strong person but losing Clyde has wrecked him. Yesterday was the first day since we lost him that SO didn’t cry and he felt so guilty.
I think if we are ever ready to get another dog I think I would just like to be a foster carer and look after dogs until they find their forever homes, that way I can have the companionship but not have to deal with the heartbreak of falling in love again and losing them someday.
One of the things I will miss most about Clyde is his tongue, it always seemed like it was too big for his mouth, the tip of his tongue was always sticking out when he slept and it would go dry like sandpaper 🙂
Here are some of my favourite tonuge photos <3
Post # 43
I am very,very sorry for your loss.
Post # 44
Oh sweetie, im so sorry for your loss.
Post # 45
I am so so sorry. The world is full of different types of pet owners. And some of us are different. I don’t think of my dog as a pet, but a member of the family–more than that really. I love him just as much as immediate family members and to hell with anyone who judges that. I can tell that you feel the same way, so I can appreciate how devastating this loss is. I hope that you and your DH find some comfort with each other and your memories, and that one day you’ll be able to think of Clyde without heartbreak. The comedian George Carlin did a bit about how every pet is just a tiny tragedy waiting to happen. He was right, the more you love them, the more it will hurt when you inevitably have to let them go–but it’s worth it. Take care of yourself.