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Dear Pet Loss Family,

Please pray for my family and I this Christmas.

I received the horrific news late last night that my sister's dog, Katey
,slipped out the front door and got hit by a car on the street corner.  Hit and run ~ probably a drunk driver

I am beside myself.  I cancelled all holiday plans.  My partner worked all day.  I could not bear to go to my sisters home this evening as I was so looking forward to seeing Katey and taking her for a nice walk.

Steve and I were like second fur parents to Katey and included her on outings and walks with our own dogs.

I send you all prayers in return for you in your own time of loss.



Mama to Ceci, Little Red, and Jack ("The Flying Cat") ~ May They R.I.P.

and Auntie to Katey ~ Gone too soon ~ 



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It is good to hear from you, yet it is sad that it is under such unfortunate conditions. I am so very sorry for your loss, even more so that it happened around the holidays, a time that should be reserved for happiness and family... 

I have thought about you often and wondered how you are doing. It sounds as though you have found some stability and peace and love in your life. If this is true, I am so happy for you, particularly given your struggles earlier in your life.

Hugs, peace and healing to you, Steve, and your sister as you all go through your grief process...

- Kelly
Angel Blackie's mom
Angel Squeeker's mom


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I am so sorry. I understand the pain your family is going through. My beloved dog Griffen was hit by a car and later died on Christmas Eve. My heart is shattered. He was my best friend and my comfort in this life. I didn't mean to hijack this thread. I just joined and haven't yet posted my story.

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Many of us have sustained this type of loss at some point in our lives, and can close our eyes, to remember our grief, then, as if it was yesterday. No words can do justice to your loss, and following guilt and pain. I remember that thinking, if I had only___________, and then follows the days of self guilt and pain. The wound just never seems to heal, unless you can learn to let yourself off the hook, and come to terms that some things in life we can’t control, and stuff happens. Although we try to glue the broken parts of our life, back together, we know it will never be the same. I remember our black spaniel being found along the street in front of our house, and wondering how a driver could have hit her and left her in the cold to die. Who could do that? She slipped out somehow, and I never got to say good bye and I love you to her. I was a young boy then, and have some grey now. I still can tear up thinking back then. So my friends, let me say again, we all share in your grief, and pray for a day of peace to come your way. In the river of life, chose to swim for the safety of the shore, and pull yourself out. Do not let sorrow and loss, push you into the brutal rapids.

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Christmas makes an already heartbreaking situation even worse.  I'm sure there many here who know what I mean.  It was the first Christmas in 12 years that I experienced without my beloved Bitty.  The people here are terrific and there really is something to being around others who can relate.  God bless you.
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