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sandyp

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My Sweet Bailey,

It's been a month since I lost you. The house is incredibly quiet and not the warm place I shared with you for three very short years. I kept wanting to let you out last night and then remembered... As fall has settled in it brings a smile to my face remembering last year when I left the back door open for you to go out and to my surprise when I came into the living room found a baby opposum "playing dead" but very much alive. You had gently brought him in for me and were so proud of yourself, looking at me as if to say, "look Mom, look what I brought you!" I hear the squirrels playing on my roof and it kills me knowing that chasing them is probably what caused you to get through the fence that fateful day. They so loved to sit in the tree and tease you but you also loved watching them!

I finally worked in the yard on Friday because the leaves were piling up. There was such an emptiness not having you out there with me. I saw your mom and brother so full of life running around in their yard and missed watching the fun you had playing with them. You enjoyed life so much and it just isn't fair. Marley came to visit a couple of weeks ago. He was so sweet - he just seemed to know. However, watching him run around in the back yard without you was heartwrenching. Jared asked before he brought him over if I wanted him to and of course I said "yes". Jared spent so much time with you while I was taking care of Marley and there's such a loss in his life also.

I don't ask the "whys" as often because the wonderful people here have helped me to understand that I will never find the answers to those. I know that I just have to accept the hand that has been dealt and try and move forward.

I miss you so much. You left a void in my life but will be forever in my heart.

Love,
MOM
rottiesrule

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Sandy, what a lovely tribute to Bailey! It's so difficult have "firsts" without our babies. This will be my first holiday season without Bubba.

One of my best memories was a few years ago, when he could walk, he got into the trash for the turkey bones. I heard crunching and went into the kitchen, and there he was, smiling, with a bone hanging out of his mouth. Of course I went into panic mode because turkey bones splinter. I opened his moth, stuck my fingers in and he promptly clamped down on my pointer finger between molars. Ouch!! He swallowed the bone, I made a frantic call to the emergency vet and they said to watch him. I fed him canned food to help coat his belly. My finger was numb, bruised and bleeding. But Bubba the wonder dog passed the bone.

I hope he knows how much I miss and adore him. Nothing is the same without him, but we have to make new routines and new firsts to keep living.

It's those memories that help get through the tough times. Bailey loves you still because I believe love is eternal.

LoriDR

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Those are beautiful words to your sweet Bailey. I can feel love ... and so can Bailey ...

Hugs of comfort,
Lori

Mare

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Very sweet words for your very sweet Bailey.  Our little ones will always be our treasures.  They gave us so much joy in their lifetime.

Mare
precious Christoph ~ always in my heart ~

JUJU

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BAILEY..HOW LOVED.HOW YOU WILL WAIT TO BE JOINED WITH YOUR MOM.YOU WILL PLAY AND HAVE MANY FRIENDS.YOUR MOM'S HEART IS FULL OF YOUR LOVE.
SANDY,THANKYOU FOR SHARING SOME OF SWEET BAILY WITH ME..HUGS AND STRENGTH TO YOU!!!!
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