Haven’t Stepped Foot in This Part of the Yard

@DianneN (246460)
United States
September 3, 2020 10:46am CST
Nope! Not since Doodles the cat passed away last November 12th have I stepped foot into that part of my backyard. That spot was one of his favorite places to walk, sit, listen, and stare. There he found chipmunks, mice, frogs, moles, mice, toads, and worse - snakes! I only walked there with him, because I loved him with all my heart. Now, I will keep away from that spot. No need to go there anymore.
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@LindaOHio (155845)
• United States
3 Sep 20
I know how hard this is for you.
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@TheHorse (205496)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep 20
@DianneN Heh. I do too. But who I'm crying for varies. It's kind of cleansing, actually.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
@TheHorse Love his beautiful face.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
You do. I still cry every day.
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@amadeo (111948)
• United States
3 Sep 20
I know the feelings on this.Having lost two dogs they are buried in our yard. Now and then walk by and remember all the nice days we had playing in our back yard. Ms.Ruby here mostly Mike's dog he got her at the shelter where he was working at that time. Now the relationship much better than it was.
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• United States
3 Sep 20
I know you do miss him. I have 2 and love them with all my heart. I couldn't blame you.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
You certainly understand. I find solace visiting the kitties at their graves in my rock garden - another favorite place of theirs.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48895)
• United States
3 Sep 20
I know how much you loved him
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Thank you. I know you do.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48895)
• United States
3 Sep 20
@DianneN perhaps one day you may feel differently. A bench there to sit and reminisce of him might be nice.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
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@moffittjc (118413)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep 20
It's totally understandable about not wanting to go to that part of the yard. I know you miss Doodles so much. I miss him, and I never even met him!
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@moffittjc (118413)
• Gainesville, Florida
3 Sep 20
@DianneN Wow, that is great that you got three visits from Doodles in the past week. It's great that you still talk to him. I know that also probably helps with the healing process.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
@moffittjc Thanks! I missed him so much when we were in Florida, but felt more soothed once we returned to CT and was able to be that close to him. Grief is an odd thing, but I'm grateful for the time we had with him. I cry for him, Sharon, and Ruby now.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Thanks for understanding, Jeff. I'm really glad that I can visit his and his sister's graves in my rock garden. I have things to discuss with him every day. I told him to please visit me in my dreams and that he did - 3 times the past week.
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@TheHorse (205496)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Sep 20
You can consider it "sacred ground." Interestingly, it looks like my music friend Michael's back yard, where Charlie, the Cat Mayor of their five or six adopted cats, used to roam. When Charlie (whose purr box was MINE when I came over to visit) couldn't get up any more, they finally put him down. I still miss him when I go over there. It's only been two months.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Two months is still such a short time. I'm sorry to hear about poor Charlie.
• Sonora, California
3 Sep 20
I know how hard it is to loose a fur baby....We lost Bella and Garfields Mom Willow, to a wild dog when she snuck out at our old place..
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Omg! I’m so sorry! That’s a horrible way to lose such a beautiful baby.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
@Michellekidwell My father told us our dog went to live on a farm with his mother and father. We believed him.
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• Sonora, California
4 Sep 20
@DianneN It was, I definitely see a lot of her Moms personality in Bella Rose...I never really had the heart to tell Little Miss what happened, she thought she ran away, and I thought that was best to let her believe it, especially because just months before we lost our poodle Abby, who thankfully went peacefully and did not suffer she was thirteen and a half...
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@marguicha (215303)
• Chile
3 Sep 20
AS you move on, the good memories will be more important than the fact that he is not with you any longer. It has happened with me in my memories with Misty.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
I agree. I'm very grateful to be able to visit him and his sister in my rock garden. It gives me such solace.
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@marguicha (215303)
• Chile
4 Sep 20
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
@rebelann (111117)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Sep 20
I would love to sit on a bench in that area just because it looks so serene. Doodles was a smart cookie.
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@rebelann (111117)
• El Paso, Texas
3 Sep 20
Me too @DianneN he was such a sweetie.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Yes he was. Poor baby. I’m so happy you got to know him.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
3 Sep 20
I am so sorry for your loss, I understand the loss of our fur babies having lost my 5 chihuahuas within 5 years from each other. To this day I miss them like crazy!
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@gr8nana6 (6614)
• Conyers, Georgia
3 Sep 20
@DianneN I totally agree, they are a family members.I still get teary eyed when I think about my babies.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
@gr8nana6 I just came inside from visiting the kitties in my rock garden. It gives me solace to talk to them.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Thanks, Maria. They are like family, so it makes it just as unbearable.
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@just4him (305735)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep 20
Lots of memories wandering around that area.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
All over the place, too. Bittersweet.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
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@just4him (305735)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Sep 20
@DianneN Bittersweet, but fond memories.
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@nela13 (55698)
• Portugal
3 Sep 20
I understand you, if going to that place makes you sad then there is no need to go there.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
Thank you for understanding. I visit him and his sister in the rock garden. They loved it there due to all the chipmunks and birdies.
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@nela13 (55698)
• Portugal
4 Sep 20
@DianneN That is such a nice memory
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@FayeHazel (40248)
• United States
3 Sep 20
So sorry Dianne, yes, if it isn't a comfort - then there is no need to go to that area
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Thanks, Faye. I just came in from visiting him and his sister. They are buried in our rock garden. I get such solace visiting them every day.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
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@FayeHazel (40248)
• United States
4 Sep 20
@DianneN I[m happy that brings you relief . I can't help but think that their energies go on, too somehow
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@Janet357 (75656)
3 Sep 20
Everytime you post this part of your property, I imagine myself being there, running around or rolling on the grass.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Just look out for snakes!!!
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
5 Sep 20
@Janet357 (75656)
4 Sep 20
@DianneN yes, that is the downside of it-snakes.
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@nawala123 (20852)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 20
let it go
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
I can't, yet.
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@nawala123 (20852)
• Indonesia
4 Sep 20
@DianneN let bygone be bygone
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@toniganzon (72285)
• Philippines
4 Sep 20
It still hurts and i understand you. I would avoid places that reminds me of someone i dearly miss so much. I’m taking a peek here again. Been really busy recently.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
Thanks so much. So nice to see you again. Sorry you were so sad.
@sol_cee (38223)
• Philippines
4 Sep 20
Time flies.. soon it’ll be Doodles’ first year heaven-niversary.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
Yes. Thanks! Hope you’ve been okay.
@ridingbet (66857)
• Philippines
4 Sep 20
oh, dear me. Doodles went to the rainbow bridge on my birthday. i am so sorry. my birthday is a memorable day for me again. Doodles may be playing with our dogs up there too.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
I didn't realize it was your birthday. It will be a day I will not forget.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
I understand. My Momma Kitty had favorite spots in the yard that will always be hers.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
I know you know, too.
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@CarolDM (203454)
• Nashville, Tennessee
3 Sep 20
@DianneN I am right there with you.
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• Santiago, Chile
3 Sep 20
I had no idea that the funny and peaceful Doodles passed away last November. I am so shocked by this news Dianne, forgive me for not being around to show support. I totally understand that you want to avoid the backyard for what it reminds you. I really hope from the depth of my heart that time heals any wounds that Doodles' passing left.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
3 Sep 20
Thanks so much. He developed cancer and had to be put down within days. I still can't get over it and miss him every moment of the day. He is buried near his sister in our rock garden, and I visit them both every day. It gives me solace.
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• Santiago, Chile
3 Sep 20
@DianneN so sorry to hear that. I would have done the same and bury my pet nearby so I can visit to get solace.
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@cool83 (4467)
• Sri Lanka
4 Sep 20
I know how much you loved that Doodles , So it`s is really sad but , now i think you are now mind have adjusted with out her. Also very nice backyard.
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@DianneN (246460)
• United States
4 Sep 20
Thanks so much for remembering Doodles. I visit him in my rock garden every day, so that helps a lot.