My Beloved Jolee and Dennis

by Carmen
(North Miami Beach, FL)



I remember when you both were given to me. Jolee, I took you away from my sister with the pretense that I would take care of you during my vacation. Instead you stayed with me for 18 years. Dennis, you came a little after I took Jolee. What a joy you both were. I loved you more than anything in this world.

Dennis, I am so sorry that you suffered with pain. I did not realize that you had a hernia. When I took you to that first vet to check he said it was just fat. Why didn't I make him take an xray? Why did I just take his word for it?

I am sorry we had to wait until morning to take you to Dr Perez to have her check you. You cried all night. God I am so sorry. She said it was a hernia and you needed to be operated. The operation went well.

I was so sure you were going to be fine. I brought you a new bed and cleaned everything for your arrival home. I was so happy thinking about bringing you home. On the third day of recuperation things went wrong and you died. I did not get to say goodbye and tell you what a wonderful little boy you were.

What a difference you made in my life and in my heart. I love you and miss you, Dennis. I know you're up in heaven and I will see you again. Died 1/14/2012

Jolee, I miss you so much. You were like no other dog. What a beautiful and special dog you were. Even at your age you were the most resilient little dog I ever had the pleasure to own. Still at 18 you ran to go outside.

Every day I got up, I could count on you to walk next to me to the bathroom and lay on the mat while I bathed. Even when I swept the floor you followed me.

You became weak and I was spoon-feeding you for several weeks. It was not normal. But I wanted you to stay for me. I knew I had to let you go but I could not find the courage. I told myself that on the day that you would not follow me in the morning, I would know it's time.

And on that Sunday 10/13/2013, you did not get up to follow me. I promised you I would find the courage to set you free. I took you to the vet. I stayed with you to the end. I said my goodbyes. I told you what a wonderful friend and companion you were. I will always remember you looking at me as I cried.

I hope you did not worry about me, I will be fine. I love you and miss you, Jolee. I prayed for you to find Dennis in heaven and wait for me. My heart aches for both of you.

Comments for My Beloved Jolee and Dennis

Click here to add a comment

Callie and the Others
by: priscilla

I lost Ginger and Callie within 10 months of each other. Both deaths were sudden and unexpected.

You will hurt for a long time over the loss of your beloved pets. The hurt will always be there but to a lesser degree. They will always be in your heart.

Jolee and Dennis - Thank You
by: Carmen

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's so wonderful to have somewhere to go and share these feelings and emotions. I don't have someone who understands what these dogs meant to me and why I am so devastated.

I saw their small dish this morning and I could not stop crying. I know in time it will get better. Right now I miss them so much.

God Bless everyone who's lost a loving pet and is experiencing sorrow and anguish at this time.

by: Priscilla

Heart-breaking to part with our beloved pets. They will live in our hearts forever.

Jolee and Dennis
by: Christine

I'm so sorry for your loss. I lost my beloved Buddy on July 4th this year. My grief brought me to my knees.

I also looked in Buddy's eyes. He saw my love for him and my overwhelming grief.

Time will ease the pain a bit. Our grief honours our beloved furry family members.

by: Tom

You can take comfort in knowing that they both loved you and know you loved them and will be waiting to see you again. I know how so very hard it is for us to make that decision to let them go when they mean so much to us. Bless you.

Click here to add a comment

Return to 2013 July-December

Recent Articles

  1. Legend... My Hero

    My hero My  love…. Legend
    It's time to finally write this. I haven't been able to really accept that he's gone, and it's been four years. I feel so guilty because I didn't do his

    Read More

  2. R.I.P. My Sweet Hunter, My Bobo Bear — 17 Years Old, An Amazing Life!

    I rescued you when you were a senior, 12 years old. Over the last 5 years you've enriched my life with your unconditional love, your strength, your determination

    Read More

  3. Little Leo

    You were only four weeks old when you came to live with me. We shared every single day and every single night for 15 years. You went shopping with me,

    Read More