I Know What It Is Like to Lose a Beloved Pet

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 151 People

    The Rainbow Bridge

    When I lost a much loved pet a friend sent me this poem: Rainbow Bridge Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of...
    mahler mahler
    70+, F
    9 Responses Jun 25, 2008

    I Hate That Feeling

    Losing anything that is close to you hurts. It's a part of life and it sucks but the importance of experiencing loss cannot be overstated. I believe if nothing else, it does give us a bit of preparation for the future for the inevitable fact that we will all experience death.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 30, 2011

    About Precious

    I found her about 4 years ago.  Tied up and left by a store.  A blind cockapoo.  I decided to get her off the street because if I did not the police would come and she probably would not be adopted.  All the no kill shelters had no room.  I asked her in...
    alyce alyce
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2008

    My Little Dog Petal

    My little Petal,died of old age,she was 17 years,she died on my bed,I was laying on my side,she was behind me,now and again I looked at her and she was still breathing,then I felt a little paw press agaist my back,I looked at her and she had passed away,she could not have touched...
    berangere berangere
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Dec 22, 2012


    Ginger was a beautiful cat.  She was a black and grey MaineCoon.  She had seven toes on each paw.....MaineCoons are known for such.  She was a sweet kitty.  She ate dinner with us every night..I made her a plate of her own, with some of each dish.  She...
    lonesurvivor lonesurvivor
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2010

    Gone But Never Forgotten

    Hello, I write this now sitting on my bed with my cat, Lillybet Rose (Lilly) sleeping in the corner of the room. This is unusual because for the last two years that she has lived here, she has never once slept there (to my knowledge). I don't know why I am writing this, maybe it...
    Bungleshark Bungleshark
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2012
More Stories