In less than 7 days, 2 friends of have lost pets. These were not old pets that had lived out a long life, these were pets in their prime. Annie was always there for Janine and the bond that Lauren had with Sylvie was obvious to all that met them. I cannot put to words what Losing a Pet can do to a person.
This past Friday, I received a text from Janine that Annie had been hit by a car. Annie was a lovely Tabby who loved life but most of all loved the life she shared with Janine, Little J and Markus. My heart broke and I raced to hug my fur baby.
On Sunday I learned that Sylvie, an absolutely beautiful silver lab was a victim of bloat. My heart goes out to Lauren and Adam who are newlyweds….so sorry. I was there the day they brought Sylvie home with her brother Stan, they were so small. As all my readers know, my dog Cashmere is, my baby. I have never had children and this past year when I fell down mentally, Cash was my best friend. She spent every waking moment with me and at my feet when I napped. I cannot imagine losing her….I really wished they lived as long as us! I have spoken in the past about Dogs and Depression, today, I am reaching out to 2 friends who I know are feeling lost.
Some time ago when I started writing, my Mom suggested, I write about Pet Sympathy. I have saved the items she gave me to use in my article. The 1st is a Davenport Pottery plate depicting a puppy cuddling up to a young boy who appears to be standing in the corner. I am not sure what is more interesting, the actual picture on the front of the plate of the script on the back. It is entitled, “Thank God for Fido”. To me, the picture tells a story of how our pets are always “in our corner”, they are always there to lick our tears away or make us smile with the crazy things they do.
The 2nd item is a Pet Sympathy card. A simple water colour from 2000. If you are in the greeting card business, we need more cards like this.
My heart goes out to those who have lost a pet, best friend, the one who loves you unconditionally and could turn your day around.