Very timely article, and poem! Thanks.
PS: Our family welcomed it's newest member on Sunday, a 7 wk old pup.
Good, that should soften the blow.
Dogs are the best, so there, Maceman's cat! I must say, that cat is a pretty good typist.
My hubby and I lost have lost three of our dogs, in the 11 yrs we have lived at our current house...we have a little pet cemetary out in the back yard, beneath a big shady tree, where they used to like to lay down and rest...
My husband built each dog their own little coffin, and in that coffin they are all laid, with their favorite blankie wrapped around them...and shade loving plants are planted above each grave...
All three of our dogs died at home, surrounded by their families, as they went to sleep...they all died of old age, and thankfully I did not have to take them to the vet to be put down...they just went here at home...Dogs...God love em all...
We also have 6 living at this time. All mixed breeds and all rescues. Also 3 cats who are rescues.
Again my sympathy.
The outpouring of love and understanding on that thread seemed a miracle to me at that time and continues to be a source of great comfort today. I hope you will find comfort here on this thread.
I took the advice of some posters on FR and got a new dog soon after Brunna's death. Paddy (1 yr old Border X) has since acquired a sister, Sasha (beagle/jack russel X)and although I still grieve for Brunna, I find endless consolation and joy in the innocent antics of my new family.
May God grant you peace and faith in the resurrection of all creation.