The pain of losing a loved pet
July 23, 2007 5:58pm CST
I have always had immense compassion for animals- would get upset at any ill-treatment of animals- but I would never like to touch animals. In fact whenever my children wanted to get a pet I would put my foot down , but despite all my opposition, the little Pomeranian managed to come into the household. I resisted him for quite a while, but one day when he snuggled close to me I just picked up the little fellow and fell in love with him. Chochi was the sweetest .fluffiest and most adorable dog I had ever seen and our family was crazy about him. The welcome all of us would get even after a half-hour absence was huge; when I was depressed or down just holding him would bring so much peace and comfort. He was the definition of unconditional love and loyalty. For the last few years all of us have been dreading the prospect of losing him, since he was past the age of eleven.But his end came so suddenly that it shocked us. The worst thing was that all of us were away when he decided to leave us, and so the family could not even give him a proper farewell.His departure from our lives was so traumatic that it took us months to heal and to come to terms with the loss, and even today none of us can speak about Chochi without a lump in the throat.The pain is always there and refuses to go away.
• United States
23 Jul 07
Sometimes finding another will help. I lost my beloved puppy when he slipped out of the house and got hit by a car. Several weeks later I went and got another dog like him. Granted, it didnt replace him but it helped with the pain of losing him. Both dogs had different personalities but I loved them both the same.
26 Jul 07
It's hard to describe the feeling of loosing a pet.Once I kept a little dog,she was so easy to live with that we didn't even have to spent much time on her.All she did was bring us happiness.But finally I lost her.Well, I even hope that she was caught by a kind of illness,or killed by a careless driver.But she left me,healthy,active.That day I was going for a walk with her,and suddenly two men in a motor went near us ,and to my surprise,they caught her!They put her in the motor,and drove away very fast!I was scared, I didn't know what happened.When I came to myself,my doggie disappeared.At that moment, I want to do nothing but die.