Already Missed

by Brenda
(Tacoma, Washington )

When I think of my dogs, I love them so much, so deeply, for what they have given me. My dogs Koko May and Balto are such beautiful and wondrous creatures, still alive, full of energy.

But when I think of the day they will have to leave me, I can feel it as strong as the rain on my face.

As I write this, I sit here and cry, knowing it is real. Some day they will have to leave me. But when they go, I will remember all the trials and tribulations that will make me laugh as I cry.

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The Future
by: Jon

You are the "alpha female" of your pack. They will key to you and adjust their behavior accordingly. Like Cindy mentioned, be positive and love them now.

If you are sad, they will be sad with you, for dogs are very empathetic creatures. They, with their zest for life, don't deserve all the sadness that we humans can bring to bear. In fact, if you watch them, they will try to pull you out of negative moods.

In order not to be a full hypocrite, I too as the dogs with whom I have shared most of my life grew older, would occasionally think about what I would do or how I would feel should they pass, and yes, tears came. And then I would realize I had just wasted my and their time, which is so short, that I could have spent with them and they with me.

It was so with: Zonker, Gretchen, Gracie, Bug, Maggie, Wagner, Floppsie, Pepe and, just recently, Passion. And now I know that there is another older/senior dog out there to save and adopt when I retire later this year and that I know I will cry for joy ...again.

They Are Like Our Children
by: Cindy

PLEASE don't grieve for them before they are gone. It keeps you from enjoying your time with them now. I did the same thing you are doing, until I realized there will be a time for that once they have gone to the rainbow bridge.

The two that I worried so much about losing are now gone, and yes, the pain is the worst I have ever felt. But the joy they gave was Sooooooooooo great I would do it again in a heartbeat.

In fact, I do have new furry children. They won't take the place of those I have lost, but they give me new joy.

Please remember they feel what you are feeling. Happy, sad. That in turn makes them happy or sad.

So enjoy them now and grieve later.

God bless, and be happy.

Already Missed
by: Xiang

You will experience the so-called "heart break into thousand pieces." Pain in the heart that no words can describe.

I used to have 3 dogs too, picked from newborn to old age. The last one died on 14 October 2014.

I placed their urns with ashes in my home. In life and death, they remain safe at home.

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