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Sabrina_Buster10

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Sabrina Lydia Anne ("Sabrina" or "Princess") and Sir Cunningham III ("Buster") have both crossed the Rainbow Bridge, and I am lost.  Buster succumbed to kidney disease last January and I had him humanely euthanized on January 25, 2017.  He was 11.

Sabrina, who was 15, had two mini-strokes (blood clots) after being treated for an inner ear infection.  It's a long story, but I'll never know if there was a connection between the strokes and the treatment.  She was in extremely good health in all other regards.

Her quality of life was basically gone, and I had to let her go.  On February 20, 2018, I said Good-Bye to my precious girl.  I adopted her from the local SPCA 14 years ago and she was my best friend.  I had a bond with her, and Buster, that is indescribable.

The pain and sense of loss I am experiencing is devastating.  I'm doing a little better now after reaching out to friends and support networks, but I just miss them both SO MUCH.  This house is so empty without them.


This is the first time I've participated in a Message Board, having been referred to this one by a Pet Loss Hotline volunteer at Tufts University in Massachusetts.  My husband is from Everett, MA so I have a very strong "American" connection and we have traveled extensively in the U.S. over the past 21 years.

I would love to hear from anyone who can provide support, comfort, and encouragement. 
cosesmom

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Dearest Sabrina and Buster's mom,
I am so sorry that you lost both your babies in less than a year. It is so over whelming to lose just one. I can't imagine what you are going through. I lost Termy just a short six months ago and there are times that I cry and grieve for him almost daily. I feel totally heart broken and miss him so very much so your pain and heart ache is two fold. I still go out every night at 8:30 and talk to him via his star. This is a star that was twinkling so brightly the night I let him go. It's what keeps me going. I am really disappointed when it's cloudy out but I still go out every night. Termy was just over 16 but what a wonderful journey we shared. Please know that we are here for the same reason and offer comfort and support to all who have suffered the same heart ache and pain. It does get better in time but we never forget the life we shared with them. Hols them tight in your heart and remember them with fondness and love.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
Sabrina_Buster10

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Hi again Termy's Mom,

I just realized I don't think I replied to your first message to me about losing both of my fur babies.  Thank you so much.  Your words were so comforting, especially since you are the first person to answer my very first post ever.  I'm still learning to find my around a message board so please forgive me.

Thinking of you...

Sabrina & Buster's Mom



cosesmom

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Dear Sabrina and Buster's mom,
Please don't worry yourself about not replying to my post. I just wanted you yo know how sorry I am and understand your pain and heart ache. I know how much my heart aches with just losing Termy and I can't imagine losing two as you have. I really loved the idea about the bunnies. I am sure both of them looked down and smiled and told each other how silly mom was but they both know how much you loved them and both are happy that you found a way to get through Easter with a couple of stuffed bunnies. This summer I am making a memorial garden with a bench where I sit and remember. I have a garden flag with Termy's picture on it and it says "always by my side, forever in my heart". I also plan to get custom made flags for each dog that blessed in my life time. This will be Termy's and my special place. I hope you can find a special memorial to honor Buster and Sabrins's life. Remember I am thinking of you and wishing you peace.
Love and doggie hugs
Termy's mom
Sabrina_Buster10

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Thank you for your comforting words and encouragement. What a wonderful idea about your memorial garden. I will think of something special too for my precious kitties. Take care and I wish you peace as well.
oliverj

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Dear Sabrina and buster's mom. I am so very sorry to read of your loss. I know from sad experience the horror of having two loses very close together. It truly is 'compound grief' as you have little time to recover from one incident before the other happens. My husbands cat had a sandals thrombosis at 15 which is so shockingly fast and terrifying as our poor kitty was suffering and we were told he should be pts as there was little hope in treatment and it would surely happen again. About six months after my darling dickens became ill and I honestly could not believe it. I still cannot believe it as just over a month later he became profoundly ill with what the doctor said was likely renal lymphoma. At just short of 7 years old he too was pts. I still can't believe it. It is hard enough for us to lose one fur baby. My heart goes out to you. I'm not very good about knowing gwhat to say except to share that youbare not alone. I know itje grieving will be a difficult journey. Memorials are helpful and keep writing here or the chat room. Please try to drink plenty of water and eat when you can, even small amounts. This process can be very difficult. I wish you and your babies a peaceful path. Minda (Oliver and Dickens mom)
Sabrina_Buster10

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Thank you Minda for your healing words.  I have been trying to take care of myself which can be difficult but I know how important it is.  My heart aches for you too and I take comfort in knowing our journeys will take us to the Rainbow Bridge where we will see our beautiful fur babies once again - healthy and happy - and never be parted again.

Sabrina & Buster's Mom
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