Petloss.com Logo. Puff and Midget under the rainbow

ALL the Pet Loss Message Boards are moderated to make this an ABSOLUTELY SAFE place for you to find support.
You must REGISTER before you can post or reply.
Posts and replies cannot be viewed until after they have been checked for content & released by the Board Moderators. - EdW
Pet Loss Grief Support Message Board
Sign up  |   |   |  Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment  
boonzozomom

Registered:
Posts: 7
 #1 
my boo got bit by a rattlesnake at 636 pm on may 28, 2019 while i was on my work break. he fought hard but died later after midnight at 1242. i loved him so much. he loved us just as much. he did circles and rolled over, played dead. he always knew if i was sad. he showed appreciation for his new blankets and his new beds. i would ask him. u love ur bed booboo? and he would be silly. he knew words like go with mama and go with dada. he would warn me if i was in danger like if he saw a bee nearby me. He loved my husband so much. he did so much for us to make us happy when we were having a hard day. i’ll miss him always. He was born 08-22-2009 and we got him in october of that same year. he was almost 10 when he died. miss u so much my boo. wish i could pet u and play ball w you and give you lots of treats.
boonzozomom

Registered:
Posts: 7
 #2 
I feel guilty because i took him out to pee and poop and our other girl zoe growled to alert me of the rattlesnake but i couldnt see it. By the time i saw it. It was too late and my boo had been struck. He cried out and ran to me. I was so scared and i went into action to try to prevent it from striking Zoe. She also got struck too because she was defending me and boo. We took them both in to try to see the vet and it was late and there were no vets open. Their emergency lines referred us to a place that was 2 hours away. It was too late for booboo. He died surrounded by his family, outside in the cool night air. I layed him in his bed w his blanket next to zoe. So he could be comforted as much as possible. It was heartwrenching. His heart gave out. I feel so bad everyday.
boonzozomom

Registered:
Posts: 7
 #3 
My pup zoe is doing better and when i look at her it makes me glad she survived. I also immediately think of my boo (blue) dying and i go through it again like a reel in my head. I try to look for things to help me get through so far it hasn’t helped. even as i type this out i feel hopeless. A part of me is gone.
KatKat

Registered:
Posts: 158
 #4 
I am so sorry.  What a horrible event.  You did the best you could to save both of your sweet pets and comforted them throughout the entire event.  It will take time to move through the grieving process and your feelings are normal and expected because of your love for your pets.  Please know that your feelings are recognized and my heart breaks for you as I have lost pets through unfortunate events and understand fully how our minds re-run the event, want to take it back, want to find a way to have done things differently.  You did the best that you could, you loved boo, you comforted him and he felt your love.  Please continue to reach out, I have found it helps.
boonzozomom

Registered:
Posts: 7
 #5 
KatKat

Thank you so much for your kindness. I am thankful that you took the time to respond to me. I think i have moments where i feel so down but I think you are right, I will continue to reach out. It is an unexpected outlet. I truly appreciate your words.

Boo and zoe’s mom
KatKat

Registered:
Posts: 158
 #6 
You are so welcome.  I lost my kitten recently to an unfortunate event and I was just miserable.  I couldn't sleep, couldn't eat, could hardly function but in time I have been able to get through the day without crying all the time. I have been in counseling and have been able to turn to some good friends for support.  You have gone through a trauma and it is painful, I'm so glad that Zoe survived her ordeal so that you can focus on her.  I hope tomorrow you are able to find a few moments of peace and comfort. - K
boonzozomom

Registered:
Posts: 7
 #7 
KatKat,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I am glad to hear that you are feeling better with everything you went through. What you did helped ease your pain and I hope that you continue to heal everyday. Today has been a little better for me. I received a gift from one of my family members. A new squeaky chew toy for Zoe. It made her so happy. She too had been so sad because she also lost her best friend boo. It was like she came back to life. I had some lighter moments today hearing and watching her with her new toy. The squawking noise is horrible but a blessing in disguise. It helped.

Boo and zoe’s mom
boonzozomom

Registered:
Posts: 7
 #8 
Hi....I have been doing better, not crying every day. I think it’s been mostly due to avoidance. When it first happened, I couldn’t bear not to see my boo so i watched videos and looked at photos to comfort myself. It made me feel connected to him. I have one where we are at the beach and he runs to me and i pet him. It’s such a beautiful memory.

After a week or so of watching videos everyday, mostly at night after work, I stopped because I was losing sleep, staying up until 4am and it was affecting me at work.

A few days later, we received a gift from a family member. It was a canvas of a photo of our boo and as soon as i saw it i just couldn’t contain my emotions. It all came flooding back.

The most painful memories are from the day it all happened. The worst are when he was dying. My heart breaks every time I think of it. I avoid thinking about those moments as much as possible.

I know i can’t avoid the pain. I think it will always hurt for the rest of my life.

I realize that i am lucky to have had him in my life
for so many years. Remembering the good times helps. I miss him so much everyday. Our zoe is doing much better. I am thankful for that.
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

If you can, please help support this Message Board with a donation: