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How long does the heartache last?

I had to put my sweet dog of 12 years down 3 days ago and I still feel overwhelmed by sadness. I know that the length of grieving varies by individual, but how long does the intensely sorrowful part last? I can't think of anything else and just feel unbelievably sad. Thank you
60about 2 years

Loss of a Beloved Cat

I just lost my cat of 17 1/2 years today. Heart broken!! She was beatiful in heart. Died on my desk waiting for her vet appointment to put her down. She was in pain, could not walk straight. She didn't eat so we knew it was time. Still not easy when you have loved her for 17 1/2 years. Part of our family. Crying now. Got to go! Sorry!
0about 2 years

When Your Dog Is Euthanized

It will take you by surprise that when your dog is euthanized they may open their eyes wide and look at you in terror just before they pass. You must try to overcome your shock and tell them "I am here" this is what they want to know. You can not tell them that it will be ok, because, obviously it will not. They just want to know that you are there.
0over 2 years

Ways to deal with a loss

A friend of mine lost her beloved animal a few months ago and every time I think about her loss it makes me tear. A few days after her dog, Zion, passed, she created a site dedicated to him and the life he had with her. What she created was her way of dealing with the pain she felt. I hope this can inspire anyone else to create and share.
check out her site: http://mygoldenprince.com/
9almost 3 years

15 Year old Lab, my buddy

I had to put my 15 year old lab down this past Friday and I am having a horrible time getting over the loss. He was not sick, he showed no signs of his life coming to an end any time soon and as a matter of fact, we had a great day the Thursday before. He simply woke up Friday morning, stretched, had a seizure and that was it. He collapsed in my bedroom and could not move anymore. We took him to the vet and the... (continued)
0over 3 years

Sway Love: Turning Grief into Hope and Inspiration

Thank you for sharing such a personal story. Sway was special and a wonderful dog. Thank you for giving her a chance and treating her like a queen. Seeing how I can tell by the way you talk about her that you loved her and will always carry her in your heart.
0over 3 years

Sway Love: Turning Grief into Hope and Inspiration

I have not been able to read through the entire article. It touches my heart in the most tender of places. I got my two kitties 7 yrs ago, just after losing my husband to cancer. They saw me through 7 yrs of heart wrenching grief and loved me and filled my life with hope and joy. Other than being my very best friends, family and caretakers, they were born on the very day my husband died. They seem to know that... (continued)
0over 3 years

Sway Love: Turning Grief into Hope and Inspiration

Thanks all, I really appreciate the kind words and it means so much to me to know that you were genuinely touched by Sway's life. She was so special and I was so lucky to have the opportunity to spend 8 great years with her. Thanks again for taking the time. ~Josh
0over 3 years

Sway Love: Turning Grief into Hope and Inspiration

you have a wonderful way of expressing yourself, and bringing the reader along with you. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Sway.
0over 3 years

Sway Love: Turning Grief into Hope and Inspiration

I am a pet owner...although I have never owed a pit my granddaughter was who introduced me to them. I have owned several different types of dogs, poodles, Irish Setters, Golden Retiever, and Labs. They all hold a special place in my heart but I have never met a more sweet and honest dog as the pitbull. I will probably never own one because my husband would not allow but I am a pitty advocate and will do a lot to help out the breed. Thank you for sharing your story and being a true spirit
0over 3 years
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