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Gisele

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I cried all day thinking of my PJ I couldn’t eat or work. I cant look at that pool, I hate it. But about midnight last night my husband came home and told my boys and I that there was a butterfly 🦋 at the door, just sitting on the doorbell. I said that’s a moth, he said no and it’s a big pretty butterfly. So my boys and I opened the door and sure enough there was a big orange butterfly!!! My husband told my boys that the butterfly was PJ and the butterfly flew into the house much like my PJ would slip past me into the house. It took us an hour watching him fly around and land on various objects before my husband told us we had to let him go. My boys and I cried so hard and my baby son asked why we couldn’t catch and keep the butterfly. My 10 year old said to him, it’s PJ and we have to let him go so that he can be free with the other butterflies now.

I’m crying as I type this but that butterfly made me so happy.
Woofwoof

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It has been 3 year since I lost my dog, she too drowned in our pool. She was old, going deaf and blind but she was still so happy! We had friends over and our 2 dogs were coming and going inside and outside all night as they usually did. We were all so wrapped up in talking with our friends that we didn't notice that she hadn't come inside... Our friends left and we went to bring the dogs in for the night, after calling a few times my mum went down the stairs to look for her. I can still remember hearing her scream and how my heart broke when I heard it. My mum pulled her out and we attempted CPR but she was gone. We wrapped her in a blanket, held her and then buried her under a tree.
We had actually been talking about putting her down that night, I wish we had considered it sooner rather than letting her go through that. That wasn't the way she was supposed to go after 16 years.
It is comforting to know others have been through this and that it was an accident, but I always wonder what would have happened if we had not let them go out that night.
My other dog obviously watched it happen, she probably had no idea what was happening but she was depressed for a long time after.
3 years later and I still cry, ask for her forgiveness and hope she went peacefully.
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