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I Miss My Dog So Much. Please Help Me.

I want to tell you all about my wonderful dog. I keep trying to write his story but it is too painful. It's been 7 months and I can't even talk about it yet. But I am cannot sleep because I just can't stop crying and I am just hoping there is someone who can understand.

Please talk to me. I miss him so much and I am unashamedly just looking for some comfort.
xx
Miaow8690 Miaow8690 22-25 30 Responses May 15, 2012

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I feel your pain. My baby girl died a month ago. She was only six months old but so perfect and spent every moment with me. Grief is just as real with animals as it is with humans. So sorry about your dog :(

I lost my 13 year old chocolate lab/chesapeake, Cooper, last week. Usually, I don't think about him, but when I see the places he always used to lie (Under the kitchen table, living room couch, and so on), I can't help but break down into tears, with more and more memories flooding in instantaneously. I have an endearing picture of him and I that destroys me every time I see it. Although I am content with how we euthanized him (He went out eating hamburger), and I am content that he was in fact sick and frail, but it doesn't help ease the pain. I miss him every day, even if his itches could be heard throughout the house or his nails clicked about. I was irritated way too often with my boy, and now that he's gone, I kick myself for not being appreciative of how amazing he was. He saw me grow from being a third grader to a freshman in high school, sadly more than what my Dad (my parents are divorced) saw. I'm sorry for everyone else that lost their best friend, and I am happy I get to share my story in a place where I don't come off looking for attention.

Lost our little guy, Frankie, a year ago June. He almost made it to 15 and I still can't get over the pain we had to put him down. Held him in my arms when the vet gave him his first injection and I cried like a baby, and I'm a 57 year old guy...Wow, feels like yesterday . He did have tumors , stopped eating for 3 days , vomiting, and I still have guilt. Miss that little guy. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’”

I lost mines about two weeks ago. She too had tumors, but might have had cancer. They just couldn't tell where in her body. She stopped eating, drinking, and barely moved, started panting really hard. We had to put her down and when I saw lights out from her body, I cried intensely. I NEVER cried like that before.

I lost my dog nala last march to cancer. She is the best thing that ever happened to my family. We rescued her from a shelter. She was a shy skinny little girl in the beginning, (she was a stray), but very soon she adopted us as her new family. She loved us as much as we loved her. She would always kiss the tears off my face when I was sad, and bring so much laughter and love into our hearts. She went from a stray to a spoiled princess. Unfortunately, 10 short years later, we had to say goodbye. The cancer spread throughout her poor body. If love alone could have kept her, shed be with us forever. I hope the rainbow bridge is true. I will never get over the loss of my poor nala. She will always be in my heart.

I lost my dog nala last march to cancer. She is the best thing that ever happened to my family. We rescued her from a shelter. She was a shy skinny little girl in the beginning, (she was a stray), but very soon she adopted us as her new family. She loved us as much as we loved her. She would always kiss the tears off my face when I was sad, and bring so much laughter and love into our hearts. She went from a stray to a spoiled princess. Unfortunately, 10 short years later, we had to say goodbye. The cancer spread throughout her poor body. If love alone could have kept her, shed be with us forever. I hope the rainbow bridge is true. I will never get over the loss of my poor nala. She will always be in my heart.

my dog past away last year and I'm still not over it I miss her so much and a always cry when I think about her. I get so emotional because I didn't treat her the best I could have I just wish I could go back and love her and enjoy her company while I had it. I took her for granted now she's gone and I can never get her back. I'm really sorry for yours and everyone else's loss may you're pals rest in piece xxx

My little dog passed yesterday and I came here seeking comfort. Reading about peoples relationships with there dogs has left me a bit of a mess. I miss her so much, the first thing I would do in the morning is feed her and have a little chat. I am at work now and the idea of going home and not having her there to greet me is breaking my heart. I buried her in the back yard so she could still be close. No matter how **** my life was, how much of a joke my career is or how terrible I am with money, relationships or losing weight it never bothered her. when I was sad or upset she would sit by me and listen. I miss her so much. I love you rosie, I am not ready to say goodbye.

We lost our beloved Abbey, a 14yr old jack Russell yesterday whilst we were on holiday in Cornwall. I am so grief stricken. I miss her so much and every time I do something, anything I imagine what she would be doing and I break down. My heart is completely broken. Her sister Millie is so lost without her and keeps wandering around the house looking for her, whining. My girls are my life.


All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...

Love you Abbey xxx

This one hit me hard, as my 4 month old Jack Russell puppy, who was also named Abby (just a little different spelling) past away early this morning from a struggle with Parvo. I miss her so much, I cannot think of anything except how much I miss all of the goofy things she did. She was the first pet of my own that I got since I moved out of my parents house in 2012, and I've never been so attached to anyone before. She was my sidekick. I took her everywhere; to work, to the store, out to eat & everywhere in between. I flew to Sweden this past week before she showed any symptoms of being sick, and the whole time that I was away I was thinking of her. Literally. I couldn't wait to get home to see her again. I got home Tuesday night at around 11:00pm and she acted perfectly normal, she was even so happy to see me that she peed all over me when I picked her up! Wednesday morning she started to show the tell tell parvo signs. I took her to the vet, where she died in vet care this morning. I miss her so much. I wish that there was more treatment to offer for Parvo victims!
Anyways, my rant is over. I just couldn't believe that you had a Jack Russell dog named Abbey as well!
I hope all is well!
-James

I lost my dog over a month ago she was my bestfriend for 12 years i had her since i was 4 until 16 she died 10 days before my birthday. She died of a cancer. It hurts too much i cant stop crying when i look into her daughters eyes i see her and when she crys i know shes missing her mum they have never seperated. When she went she was going crazy looking for her crying everynight. She was my first best friend. She didnt deserve what she did. She was nice and kind never aggressive. She never stopped smiling even until she died. I regret so muh for not being there when she died instead i chose to sleep at my mates house. i will regret that forever i was so scared to see her and say goodbye. Knowing that she didnt know what was happening she jut thought she is going for a walk. I feel like its my fault. Imagining her face as they tried to put the needle in. It hurts when i talk about her or see a picture. I miss her so much i cant believe shes gone :(

I know just how you are feeling. We lost our darling Cocker Spaniel three weeks ago. He had seemed so well and full of life but was being sick after eating. The vet said he had pancreatitis so thought he would get better but then I felt a lump in his side. Was still hopeful as the vet said it had got smaller on our next visit but he wanted an xray. We were supposed to pick him up at 2 pm but the vet phoned with the bad news that he did have a large mass which would be difficult to remove and gave us several options, the kindest of which would be to let him go without bringing him round from the xray. We had ten minutes to decide and it was the worst ten minutes I have ever experienced. I had no chance to even say goodbye or to hold him one more time but as there was no hope for him we made the decision to let him go . I hope we did the right thing. We miss him so much and cry all the time. He seemed so full of life just a couple of weeks before, running like a puppy on walks and playing with my son's Staffie. It has all been such a shock. I know he was nearly 13 but I really thought he would be with us for many more years. Elvis was the most adorable boy, filled with unconditional love, always there to greet us and now the house is so silent.
I send my love to all who are suffering and so hope it will not be too long before we can look back at the happy times without sadness.

I lost my baby girl in december. She had a seizure while I was at work. I feel so lost and so empty that at times I cant breathe. She was my child and gave love unconditionally. I did a memorial for her but it it so difficult not having here with me. Her name was beauty and she truly was a beauty in every way. I console myself that she is in s better place but the emptiness I feel seems neverending. I love and miss you immensely my baby girl. Rest in peace sweetheart. I will always love you!

We lost our pet Harry last month, yes it will be painful and will take time for the pain of losing your beloved to ease, we still say morning and goodnight every day and night to our Harry's photo and still feel the pain of his loss, the house just seems so empty. Hope things are not to difficult for you and that you get some ease from you loss soon. Things will get better, just take's time.
All the best.......

We are in the same situation as yourself.
My beloved dog Harry a collie cross, was suffering from arthritis in all of his limbs, we did try the vets advice of giving him painkilling injections, as he was in severe pain and he thought that this was the reason he was getting aggressive at time's, if they did not work then the vet told us he may be going senile.
He did not recognise me sometime's and would growl and once he bit me and my son. His walking became very awkward and he was losing a lot of weight.
So not to let him suffer any more we came to the painful decision to let him go, this was on February 5th 2015 the worst day of our lives.
I pass the vets every day on my way to work and still find it very upsetting, but i still say goodbye every time i pass.we have nothing but great memories of our times together.The hard part is the silence in the house, the clatter of his paws on the wooden floors following us around where ever we went.I don't think i will ever get over him not being there.
15 years of love from him, what more could i want, we just wanted more but that would just be selfish of us.He is in a happier place now, no pain, just running around with others having a good time, and i know he is waiting for us.
Goodbye Harry, see you soon.......xxxxxx

I so understand your grief after the loss of your friend. I'm sitting here alone with my dog Roper's cremains in a box on my lap, again. I curl round it under the covers at night. We hiked together every day and had our special 'zen' place on the trail. We'd sat there, touching, listening to the,birds and moving creek, for hours. Every day, I'd tell Roper 'You're the love of my life, Roper. No matter who or what else comes, I loved you first, most, and will love you always'. I hike to that place every day, rain or shine, and speak to him just like he's still here.

What did I do in life to deserve such a precious gift as him? I thought I would die right along beside him when my veterinarian put him down with me (I hope someonedoes that for me). Afterwards, my vet wrote me a card, thanking me for letting him help Roper end his suffering. It helped me, too. I had no idea my dog Roper wouldn't be coming home with me that day. I thought I was inside a living nightmare driving home without him. Then, I felt guilty that I'd kept my dog suffering too long, just for my benefit. It takes a very special person to tell us when that time is and I'm grateful that the three of us...me, my dog, and my vet...had formed the relationship we had over the years.
For many weeks after Roper's passing on July 2nd, 2014, time stood still. I couldn't wear my watch. I couldn't turn on the TV or radio, eat or sleep because it hurt so very badly. They're not just our pets, but are our emotional support animals. And we're their everything, their entire worlds.

I miss you my dearest friend. My heart was forever graced, my life charmed, by your indescribable love. The pain will never lessen. Instead, it'll just become more distant. The moment I leave this life, I'll be wanting to join you where ever you are, to romp and snuggle with you again.

Here's something I had engraved on Roper's plaque:

"And if the time should ever come when we can't be together,
Keep me in your heart. I'll be there forever."
-Winnie the Pooh

Dear Blessbyadog,

Your story of your late friend made me cry. I'm so sorry for your loss. Of course, many on this string especially relate. I've discovered that I need to be selective who I share my grief with as many haven't experienced the attachment, so can't relate to the pain, the loss of a true friend causes.

Thank you so very much for your advice to include those things we loved in my life since loosing Roper. It's sage; I'm beginning to:

Roper was a rescue dog. Meaning, he ended up in a foster home after he'd been rescued from a very abusive situation (his breeder and owner had repeatedly left him unattended with some very mean little boys. He was afraid of anything that even looked human from then on). I adopted this shivering little dog when he was just a few months old. But, really, he rescued me from a very abuse relationship I was in at the time. Roper's bravery gave me the strength to leave my abuser.

Roper still gives me gifts, daily. My mother passed away just recently and, had it not have been for my relatively recent loss of Roper, I wouldn't have been as prepared to handle my mother's loss. That may sound a bit odd, but it's so very true. Mom was very old and in pain when she passed, like Roper. I just wanted her to pass quickly, like my veterinarian had done for Roper. I began a very familiar grieving process. So, thank you again Roper... you were with me once again.

As it was a new beginning for Roper when I brought him to live with me, I was committed to making his life as perfect as possible on this, his second time around. And, it was. I actually purchased my house based on Roper's needs! He was an Australian Shepherd, so we shared a country setting, hiking and goats. Although Roper wasn't wild about sharing my affections with other dogs (except the female Aussie, Annie, I brought home for him early on!), he tolerated them for me. But, when Roper left Annie and I, I couldn't help but believe that he'd want another dog to share that joy, for me to offer the void he'd left in our lives to another dog desperately seeking a loving home like ours. Besides, Annie was so lonely without her Roper. So, I tried inviting an older male dog who had no home into ours. He'd lived in his breeder's kennel all of his life, never a look outside the chain linked fencing. Annie will never be as wild about Taylor as she was Roper, but Taylor's slowly growing on her.

And, yes, the three of us, Annie, now Taylor, and me still sit at Roper's 'Zen spot' in the woods and talk with him every single day, rain or shine.

Thanks again for your kind thoughts.

Teresa Anna,
greater Seattle

My dog Dalila died of lung cancer. she had been sick but I had thought it was like all the other times and that she would get better. After several vet visits we took to an animal hospital and her lungs were covered in cancer. From there it was all down hill. On her last few days she couldn't breathe outside an oxygen bubble. We had to put her down. It all happened so fast, just one week passed during all this, I miss her so much, it's the little things that hurt, like coming home to an empty house and expecting her to come running, or the scratch of her nails on hardwood in the middle of the night. I completely understand how you feel, it hurts, it really does. R.I.P Dalila

I understand you very well .. My little boy didn't pass he went missing or stolen I had him since I was 9 till now that I am 20 I miss him every night I pray for him and every morning he's the 1st on my mind he is on my mind 24/7 .. As a little girl I have always wanted a dog .. When I made a wish on my birthday cake candle I wished for a dog ..if I saw a shooting star I wished for a dog all my cousins wanted phones and laptops and I asked for a dog .. They got thier wishes except for me .. Then finally it happened one day my grandparents came back from Fresno on April 9th (yes I remember the date lol ^-^) as they came out of the car I would always go and help carry bags back inside the house without being asked and kaboom I saw this little black and white fury person in a basket with a blanket I couldn't believe it I held in the tears closed the car door and pretended I didn't see him I went through the back gate as to not letting them know I have spoiled the surprise .. My grandpa called me over grabbed a bible and told me swear that you shall feed care and love this being .. I swore .. As I finished saying my word I asked ( knowing) what this being was .. He said follow me to the car as he opened it I was still as shocked as I was in the beginning holding in tears not showing emotion .. We went to the back yard and showered him and all lol I remember my little boy peeked under the gate and his head got stuck .. I got so scared but remained calm and got it unstuck :).. Over time I remember he was a bit scary at 1st he would chase me .. In order for me to get away and safe I ran up a slide we had in the backyard lol I would wait there for almost two hours until he fell asleep then I would run inside the house .. Over time we became so close and he even saved the house from a fire before .. And soo much more my little boy was is will always be a miracle he was a surprise of course I owned many dog books about different types of dog breeds and thier info he was a mixed chihuahua .. He wasnt the type to be shakey .. He would charge at you right away lol .. Omg I just remembered when I 1st got him I asked what his name was my grandpa said idk you pick I said I don't want to take his name .. He said Chico so his name stayed as Chico โค๏ธ Now everytime I see his pictures it's so hard for me to see him.. His pictures .. I close my eyes and I see his little body and I wish to have him with me and hug him and just hold him again it's so hard not having any closure what's so ever I don't know where he has ended up I don't know if someone has him I just want him to be okay .. I hate how no one speaks of him I love that I came across this because it gives me the free chance to grieve over him and have his story heard as well as my emotions over him โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿถ where ever he is I just hope we see each other again in the after life I hold him soo precious to my heart he was my baby but he protected me and loved me more than anyone else could when I didn't/don't have the parents too we were each other's shoulder to lean on thank you for those who have read this till the end I know it's long :) there's a lot I left out .. Also god bless for those going through a loss I understand your pained heart and I know there's no one or anything that can take that pain away .. But over time I know we shall all keep them in our hearts and never forget them and they may be gone physically by touch but spiritually they are there :) God bless all of you and thank you for your time โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ

Pets are so much loving than humans I had to have my German shepherd put to sleep just yesterday my heart is broken I know he was in pain but I miss him so much and I would sooner have this pain ,rather than not have known him thank you for been in my life Max I will love you forever

Hi I'm Casey and my dog died at the age of 9 she was a poodle and she had tumors on her lover and spleen it has been a few months but I'm only 12 and I got over it because we have another dog and seconds we you a new one. I know we all know no other dog can replace my precious baby dog (baby IS her name not was) I truly don't think I can ever get over her death but life is life, death is death we just have to live with the truth. I will keep you in my prayers.

I just lost my dog last night.. I need help too. He was only a baby. He was so sick (blood spewing from his rear) we were on the way to the vet and I had my hands on his stomach to keep making sure he was breathing. But his muscles locked up and drool came from his mouth. I knew he had died so I pressed on his chest and tried giving him CPR. He was my everything.. I miss him so much. People say time heals wounds but I don't know if I want to be healed or anything. I love him too much.

I'm so sorry for your loss I can't imagine
:( I hope you are doing better and have much more closure โ™ฅ๏ธ

I know how you feel. We just had to put our dog down and she was only 7 years old and had a tumor in her stomach. She was sick for 2 weeks and we waited and prayed for her to get better. But she would get better one day and then have a bad day. The tumor was too far gone to operate. They said she might die during surgery. I am so sad that she had to go that way. Just breaks me up to think she suffered for 2 weeks and then we put her down. Not a good way to die, a healthy active dog suddenly was unable to do anything. She kept going outside and laying in the bushes to die. That dog was our life, our lives revolved around her. We took her hiking for 2 hours a day every single day. My boyfriends daughter died two months before the dog did so now he feels like he lost another daughter. The dog was a big comfort to him those two months after his daughter died and then this to happen. It was all too much but we like to think his daughter wanted her dog. It was her dog to begin with but we had her for the last 6 years. It's been a month since we put her down and today I am more sad than at the time we did it. Don't know what's wrong, but I keep crying. I want another dog not to replace her, but to take my mind off her being gone. I hope that will help. But my boyfriend won't get one right away. He is scared the same thing will happen as we have heard so many stories of dogs with cancer since this happened. He said we'll get attached again and then something might happen. it's too much to bear and we are old. What if we die before the dog does? What did your dog die of??

I know the feeling, I had my first baby boy when I was 15, he lived 17 years and was the brother I always needed. 20 years later I could still tear up when I thought of him. 8 years ago I got my little girl we went to the park each day and we loved each other and had great joyous loving times, she has been gone 4 weeks now. They had wonderful lives though hers cut short and I cry as I write this. Two weeks ago I was given a 6 year old lab who was abandoned and mistreated. He is so sweet. He can not replace either of them. Each dog is there own person. Today I will go home to be greated by a happy baby, his life now filed with joy as his daddy is home. We will walk in the park and chase the ball. We will talk of my other children now gone. It is sad but they both had a great and happy life and I know I treated them well. But the tears will come from time to time as I remenis of the wonderful times and lives of my other children who made me so happy for a time, and I think of the poor life this child had before he came to live with me and share the love we all have for each other until we are reunited when my time has come.

I know just how you feel. My puppy Angelo was my best friend, always there for me, loved me no matter what. One day his Back legs became paralyzed out of nowhere so we took him to the vet and they told us that it was a neurological problem and that he wouldnt be able to go to the bathroom or walk. He loved to run and we couldnt bare to see him suffer, Angelo was only 8 years old when he went up to Heaven. I am 17 years old and i had him for half of my life, if was the single hardest thing i have ever had to do and i miss and love him so so so so much. Just think of it like this, You loved him so much that you had to let him go, just like God did with Jesus. And i know how badly it hurts right now but just know that you can see him again in heaven some day because God loves all his creations and dogs are sinless and they give you the kind of unconditional love that God is giving them at this very moment and he is happier then he ever was on earth. Look forward to spending eternity with him! And try to think if God was trying to teach you a lesson through your dog, i know he did with mine and i am a better person now because of Angelo. I am sorry and i will keep you in my prayers. please pray for Angelo also!
God Bless
-Nina

hi I understand how you are feeling.
about a month ago I lost my best friend. I had him for 12 years. He was the only person in my family who could change my mood in a half of a second. I talked to him even though he couldnt understand and I could just look at him for hours just thinking how cute he was. not a morning goes by where i dont miss him. I miss him so much now and my house is just dull and empty without him.I no longer feel safe and happy I know how you feel... dont feel ashamed for looking for support. People who have these beautoful family members would understand. It hasnt been easy at all ...not even one bit. I am in the same boat as you....

I lost one of my dogs 2 years 3 months ago, he was my baby boy, he got cancer and we thought he was going to be ok but he just didn't get better. It was one of the worst days of my life but we had another dog, his mother so I put all my attention on her. I wanted to make sure she would be ok and would not die of a broken heart.

We lost her on Monday, a week away from 18years old. She was such a little trooper, and the best friend I could ever ask for and will ever have. She stayed up all night Sunday because I knew she was going, she died in my arms on Monday morning. The pain is just too much to handle. I literally have nothing now, she was my everything. Losing her has made me realise that I didn't grieve my first loss properly because as I said, I focused all my attention on my girl. The house is so empty. I know I was so so lucky to have not one, but two amazing dogs who had amazing lives. I am so grateful for that but it just hurts so much. I am numb. I miss them both more than anything and would give anything in the world to have them back.

The pain of losing a pet is indescribable. It's something you would not wish on anyone, even your worst enemy. I just hope theres a special place in heaven for them because they truly are the innocent of the innocent. If you haven't heard of it, look up "Rainbow Bridge". It's a lovely website for those who have suffered such a loss. It says that our beloved pets have crossed over rainbow bridge, into a happy and peaceful place where they will run around and play with each other until the day we come to collect them on our way to heaven. I hope this will give you some comfort even though I know nothing can take the pain away.

Love to every single one of you who is suffering like I am. I know it hurts so much to miss them so bad, but just think, how lucky are we to have such amazing pets to miss?

X

I totally understand.

I lost my Sterling about 2 weeks ago and I know what you are going through. He was a Korean Jindo and my Search and Rescue Partner for 12 years. He got cancer and just wasn't doing well at the end, I was with him when they put him to sleep, that was the hardest thing I ever did. I have constant nightmares about him dying, and I cry every night when I'm alone. I understand. Just know that the grief will pass, don't fight it, let it happen. It's our way of coping and healing from loss. It doesn't make it any easier, I know, but understand you are not alone. Even Firefighters cry for their lost fuzzy buddies.

I lost my sweet little American Eskimo, Maxie, this July, 13th. She was 13 years old and suffered a stroke weeks before. I was there when they put her down; through the entire thing. It was the most difficult and mind numbing thing I ever put myself through. I didn't want to have any regrets in my last moments with her. I did what I could to fulfill my parting with her, but you dont know what will do it; what will make you feel okay saying good-bye. The other difficult part was leaving her at the hospital. Not being able have her anymore.<br />
I'm 24 and I live in Manhattan, but my dog wasn't able to come with me when I moved there 2 years ago. The worst feeling I have was not being able to love her the way I did throughout my childhood for her last coming years.<br />
The best thing I could do was know that I gave her the best, most loving 13 years I could. I'm an absolute dog lover and I can see you are too. I absolutely need a dog in my life. She was my first dog at the age of 11. I grew up with her, I learned with her, I cried with her, I laughed with her and I most dearly loved her. She was everything to me and I am so grateful for what she provided. I know there will be another dog, not a replacement, another dog to share the new coming experiences in my life and yours as well. <br />
We can't always cry for their absence because they're happy where they are now. As much as I cry because of the past, it's selfish to cry because she had to go because she was in pain and is now out of it. So why should I really cry? I am sad because of the absence, but the absence will never change. Only you can change and be happy for what was; and give yourself the happiness of what can be.<br />
I am sorry you have to feel the loss of such a love. A significant love that only a dog can provide. You can make the change. I know you can.

I am so sorry for your loss. I just lost my dog Rex. He was my best friend. I was going thru a divorce. My wife was leaving me and taking my daughter to Florida from Oregon. My daughter and I always wanted a dog but only until I was divorced could we have one. We were looking in shelters and breeders when we drove by my daughterโ€™s grade school and saw the sign PUPPIES FOR SALE. There was a family on a blanket with these adorable hound mix dogs. Rex came right up to my daughter and jumped in her lap. He choose US. When I thought no one would love me ever again Rex loved me unconditionally. When my daughter was traumatized from a family split he provided the love to help us thru it. HE IS MY HERO. My daughter and I were united a year later and our bond with Rex was so strong that we were always with him. He was always by our side. In the car, going to the store, vacations, hikes, walks everywhere. He was part of our family. He protected us, loved us and played with us. I had to put him down after 10 years of happiness. I cry about losing him at work, at home, in the car and whenever something reminds me of him. I know it will get better and I will not come to tears as often but when I do not know. Please know that there are people out there that know your pain.

I understand your pain as well.<br />
My dog passed away last October from bone cancer and I miss her so much!<br />
I think about her still countless times a day. <br />
I know its hard but I think It feels better to talk about it. Even If you cry and feel like an idiot. Its part of healing, don't feel ashamed. Its hard, one day at a time.<br />
I hope our dogs are playing together at the bridge.

I so so understand your pain and I wish I could give you a hug. Your short story just grabbed my attention - well actually I was crying for my dog too when I saw it. My dog passed away in April of last year and it still hurts so bad. Maybe you could see a grief counsellor if you can't talk about it because bottling it up like that must make the pain worse I would think. Do you have any family or friends that you could talk to? I guess time is the only medicine for us dog lovers or pets of any kind but sometimes I think it will hurt forever. Some people are more sensitive than others and grieve longer and I know that's me and it sounds like you are the same. Please write back and let me know how you are doing and I will try and send some healing thoughts your way. This may sound rather strange but the other day I was on youtube and was watching some of America's funniest pet videos and I laughed till I nearly cried. I haven't laughed like that in a long time and it felt good. Why don't you give it a try - there are so many insanely funny ones and at least you will feel better for a while.

Hi, I cry nearly everyday when I think of my dog, he was put to sleep in February. Cooper the Dalmatian. You forget then you come home and you remember he is not there. They say the pain will go away but it takes time.