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myheartdog

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Tomorrow April 15th will be the first anniversary of Scooter's passing.  I don't know how I'll get through the day.  I miss that little guy so much my heart is broken.  His sister is still with me but she's 14 and I'm so afraid she will be taken from me too.  I know I won't sleep tonight dreading tomorrow.  I look at his pictures and he was such a wonderful little boy so full of life and always ready to play.  He was taken far too soon.  
Caseysmomma

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I hope the day passed with some good memories too. My grief is still very new, but I’m thinking good thoughts that you were able to remember happy times with your Scooter. I have a scooter too. ❤️
myheartdog

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I do love the name Scooter.  It fits so many of our sweet babies because they are always on the go.  Thank you for your kind words.
cosesmom

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It's never easy to come to the one year mark of our babies passing. It's a hard thing to do but please remember the journey to. I hope you did something special in memory of Scooter. I released a balloon with Termy's picture attached with a poem I had written about him. It was bitter sweet but it also helped me to get through the day. Scooter is still with you, always loving you and guiding you. Believe in his spirit.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
myheartdog

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I love that idea of releasing a balloon.  Thank you so much.
SolosDad

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Today is the first month anniversary of my Solo’s passing on March 19. He was almost 17. That day was so traumatic. I held him for six hours while he had seizures. Everyone was at work. I tried to get help. I just rocked him and whispered to him in between each episode. The vet came as soon as she could to help him cross over. Today is a horribly dark day. Balloons can wind up deflated in the ocean and harm sea life. His passing was not peaceful like that and I’m still traumatized. I’m not getting out of bed.
myheartdog

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Oh SolosDad I am so, so sorry for what you and Solo went through.  I know how horrible it is to have your dog seize for hours.  There is nothing you can do and you feel so helpless.  I understand how you are so traumatized and just don't want to even face the day.  There's nothing anyone can say or do to undo what you experienced but I've found that knowing how much I loved and still love my little Scooter helps a bit.   That they knew you loved them means so very much.  I feel and understand your pain.  You are not alone. 
Caseysmomma

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Solosdad,

My dog’s suffering is the hardest thing for me. You held solo during this time. He knew you were there. My pup was in the backseat facing away from me for four hours and I didn’t realize how much she was suffering. She was panting and miserable and might as well have been alone. You can’t take his last hours away, but you loved and held him! You were the best pet parent for him.
SolosDad

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Thank you so much. Your words were very comforting. People in general don’t understand—can’t understand the extent of the trauma, the helplessness, the anguish. I’m trying to avoid communication with those folks this weekend. Thank you again.❤️
SolosDad

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Casey's momma I’m so sorry what a horror for you. They can’t tell us they are in pain or suffering...and then the guilt is overwhelming. I question every decision I made in the last 24 hrs of his life. But his licks and smiles and enjoyment of treats during that extra time (before the seizures) is comforting to a degree. He was happy to be with me.
cosesmom

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It's never easy, no matter the reasons. We love so deeply and miss them so very much. 
All the little things they did that made them who they were are etched in our memories. For awhile we grieve deeply and over time we start to remember the journey. This weekend was a rough one for me even though Termy has been at the Bridge for over 19 months, I cried and sobbed several times because I miss him greatly. We need to believe that Scooter, Casey, and Termy are safe, healthy and being loved and taken care of. With out something to believe in the world would seem so bleak. I suggested releasing a balloon as a way to help heal. I read it wasn't received well but we all need to do what makes us feel better. I also made a memory garden. I had a garden flag made with Termy's picture on it and planted a yellow rose because Termy was my sunshine and yellow is the color of sunshine. Do anything that helps you heal. Light candles, talk to Scooter. I have gone outside every night since I let Termy go at 8:30 and talk to his star. I tell him all the things I always said to him just to keep my love strong. I know he hears me. You could find a way to honor Scooter to.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
myheartdog

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I have his picture and ashes on my dresser.  I talk to him every day and pray every night that he's happy and healthy.  Termy, Casey, Solo and Scooter.  We were privileged to have them with us.  They brought so much happiness to our lives.   
Caseysmomma

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I hope you all are doing well. It’s helpful to have a place to talk about grief without seeming like a crazy dog lady. Not everyone understands the loss/guilt. Thanks to you all.
SolosDad

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Just created a beautiful ‘altar’ on my home office bookshelf for Solo, directly over the red velvet cushion he napped on while I worked. I’ve arranged my favorite photo, his ashes, a candle, a feather that landed on his back (!) and an art print of a paw print inside a handprint. Sorry we can’t share pix. It’s very comforting.
Caseysmomma

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I have friends who believe that feathers are signs from guardian angels. What a sweet altar. I asked my husband to build me a shadowbox so I can put Casey’s things in it. I need a really deep one because her favorite toy was a medium sized ball.
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