In Memoriam

Helping

Helping

We invite all who wish to honour and remember their animal to place a “sentiment” here.  It can be a story, a poem or even just a picture.  This may also help others through their journeys.  We hope you find this helpful.

Sunset

Sunset

Freedom

Freedom


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In Memoriam — 196 Comments

  1. I feel for all of you, but I’m glad to see that there are others out there who understand, because no one in my life does. I’ve had my cat for over 15 years, and about 6 weeks ago, he passed away in my arms. I still see him like that when I close my eyes, and I can still feel how limp he was as I held him. I cry for him every day, and even breathing has become so so difficult. How do you go from having someone with you every single day to not at all? No one understands, not really. People expect me to be getting over it by now, so that’s what I pretend to do. It’s killing me. He was my entire life, my best friend, and since I have no interest in children, he was the only child I’ll ever have. My son is gone, and my heart is completely destroyed.

    • My heart goes out to you. I know exactly how you feel. It is hard to breathe because our heart is so heavy with grief. My pets are my kids and they rely on us so much it is like looking after babies. I lost my boy in March and still talk to his picture every day and night and still cry over him.The loss is so overwhelming and leaves a big empty space in our lives. I’ve just lost my little girl pug two days ago and it’s like being hit with a truck. I’ve lost other pets through the years. Some I had for 13 years and I can still feel them. The touch of their hair or holding my cats belly while we slept. The boy I lost in March I had for 10 years and I can still feel his hair on his neck like when I’d hug him and feel his little feet. Every single thing about him. I guess it’s just memory but I feel like if I can still feel them they are still around me. I’ve always thought they stay with us until they think we are ok without them and that gives me some comfort. When I talk to his picture I tell him I hope he is at the rainbow bridge healthy again playing and running and eating all he wants and that one day we will come for him and we will all be together again. I know the feeling of nobody else really understanding how we feel. In no time at all my husband thinks I should just get over it and move on so I can’t lean on him for support . That led me to this site looking for help when I needed it most and I got it. There are a lot of people here that understand our grief so please take comfort in that. If you feel alone or need to talk just reply to me and I will be here for you. In our own grief we can still help others because we understand. I’m in Alberta but can still exchange numbers or e mail. Have faith time will lessen the pain and good memories will be what you remember. Remember times through the years when you might have been upset and your little guy would try to comfort you. He wouldn’t want you to be in so much pain now. I know that might not help yet but it might later. Take care and know you’re not alone.

  2. So here I am back again after such a short period of time. I found this site in March when one night I think I was having some sort of breakdown because I couldn’t deal with losing my Boston terrier Magoo. I am still so broken hearted over losing him. I think I always will be. Maybe it’s crazy but I have his picture and urn on the night table next to the side of the bed he slept on and I still talk to him and tell him I’ll always love him. It does get easier as time goes on and to N from Toronto I think the part where breathing has become so difficult, that is because our heart is broken. I’m back here tonight because I had to put down my little pug named Sheba yesterday and I’m broken hearted all over again. She turned 14 in February and I only got her from my vet when she was 11. The people that owned her didn’t look after her dry eye so she lost one eye and the second one had an ulcer and they brought her in to have her put down . My vet couldn’t do it as she was still healthy otherwise so she showed her to me and it was love at first sight . We had three good years together but she got a nasal tumor and it started spreading and I just couldn’t let my poor baby girl suffer anymore. So as I held her just like I did with my Magoo I felt a piece of me slip away with them. I can only hope Sheba is at the rainbow bridge playing with Magoo until the day comes when we can all be together again. Thank you Magoo and Sheba for all the unconditional love and kisses and snuggles which made my life so much better. I’ll love you forever and never forget you. Mommy

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