Registered: 1290672672 Posts: 15
I lost my little Pom Oct 15 and was inconsolable. I came here to read your stories and read them for days to find solace.
You all gave me that, but today I am missing my little dog so very much. I tried to keep myself busy and tried not to think about him but today I am very very sad. I have lost both of my parents and my son has grown up and wants to leave the house but I always thought I would have my little dog to help with the loss of my only child but now he is gone. Today I had someone come to the house and I realized that the little dog was not there to bark at this person. Today I realized the little dog was not going to be there to say hello to me when I came home and today I missed him so very much. He was an orange Pom named Randy who came to me at 1 yr old as he was not being cared for and as my Mother had died I wanted him. I now understand the meaning of " soul pet" as I had never had a dog and never will again. I wanted to thank all of you for putting your stories in print for people like me who need to read them during times of deep distress. I wanted to thank all of you for printing your stories so people like me could read them and feel some compassion and understanding as most of the people I know say " it was just a dog, why are you so sad?" My dog was my soul dog and my buddy and today I miss him very much. I just wanted to thank you all for your heartfelt stories that help me in the last month.
Registered: 1219887733 Posts: 11,059
Welcome Deborah ~ Losing a beloved pet that you have a very strong bonding with is so painful. I am so sorry your precious Randy has passed on. When your pet leaves for the bridge, everything changes in your life. You will not see that happy little face each morning and you miss everything about them.
When my bunny first passed, I was a lost soul also. Finding this site and talking about my boy helped so much. You need to be with people who understand that it is very difficult moving on in your life once you have experienced the loss of your fur child. I understand your line about never having another dog. Many people do bring another pet into their lives after suffering a loss, but there are some (me included) that can not cope with another loss. In time, you will feel better and no longer have the intense pain in your heart. My heart goes out to you as you mourn the loss of precious Randy. Mare precious Christoph ~ gone too soon ~
Registered: 1272672086 Posts: 356
I am really sorry for your loss of little Randy. I can imagine how hard it must be to be without your beloved boy. We never realize how much we love them and care for them until we no longer can. That's why our grief is so profound and life changing. I am glad you found this website and were able to read the stories of love and compassion people from all over the world have for their fur babies. It certainly helped me when I lost my girl almost 8 months ago and I certainly hope it will help you as well. Going through the grief is such a roller-coaster ride of emotions, no one should go through it alone and no one should hear the "it was just a dog" thing. So grieve and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I hope your son will help you to heal as well.
My thoughts are with you, your family and of course Randy.
Registered: 1290178657 Posts: 116
I am so sorry for the loss of Randy.
I am having a hard time today too and understand what you are going through. We just have to hope that this pain will get better with time. Please take care of yourself. Holly
Registered: 1221253896 Posts: 1,191
Sending hugs as I let you know how sorry I am to hear of the loss of your precious Randy.
Randy is my brother's name, so you know I already like the name of your little Pom!
Glad you shared with us today after reading our stories for the past month.
I am grateful we were able to help during the first month of your loss, and we will continue to help you.
God Bless You,
Ceci's Mom (Robin) and Mama to Lil' Red, my precious boy
and The Pinny Gig