Elliott..my friend

Elliott died one month ago, so unexpected, I was with him that night and hoped to take him back to the vet Monday morning. he was so happy to be there on Friday. He loved going to the place. he somehow knew it was for him and new friends he would meet there. as sick as he was, he never let on his pain and suffering. he just wanted to be okay again. I miss him so much. I am a nurse and have never had such a hard time with death before. I cant work and feel like such a broken heart of a person lately. I have another dog at home who is 15 1/2 years old, which I thought would pass before him. He was suppose to help me thru it. Now I am too old to begin again. nor do I want to replace what I have had the past 6 years with him. I live alone and feel like life is never going to be the same. This one really hit me hard and I feel like I may not fully recover this time. what else matters ?

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May 25, 2015
I don't understand but feel your pain
by: Anonymous

I too am alone. I had 6 dogs until last Wednesday. I came home from my overnight job to find my Toby dead in his cage! So unexpected! I thought my 16 yr old would go before any of the others. My heart is broken! I had 6 because I foolishly thought it wouldn't hurt so much! I couldn't have been more wrong! I'm scared his life-long companion will miss him so much that she will go too!
I read somewhere that the best way to express how much you loved your pet that passed is to love again because they taught us how to truly love. I know they taught me how to love and I know the ones that go before us can never be replaced. I hope your situation permits you, when the time is right, you are willing to open your heart to another of God's most precious gifts to us...a dog! You might not want a puppy, but there are lots of older puppies that have more than enough love to give.
I will pray for you and I find comfort in knowing that Elliot and Toby are playing together while they wait for us, in heaven!

Dec 02, 2014
Elliot...my friend
by: Doreen UK

I am so sorry for your loss of Elliot. Even with you being a nurse in the caring profession you are not immune from suffering. When you lose a patient you are not so closely connected to that person so would not feel the emotional impact of that death.
You have been affected personally having bonded with Elliot. You therefore will feel the deep anguish and sorrow of a loss of a close loved one whether person or pet.
You are never too old to put another dog in your life after healing from your loss of Elliot. You won't be replacing him. You would just be adopting another dog to love and be loved throughout the remaining years of your life. You would be GIVING LOVE to another dog. WE can't ever replace the ones' we have lost, but we must do all we can to make our lives better from loss and grief.
Your life will never be the same again for you or any of us who has lost a loved one/pet. But we can be happy again by putting new things in our lives to enhance our journey on this earth which can be difficult with all the adversity and trials we go through.

Nov 24, 2014
I understand....
by: Lynn

I am so sorry for your loss -- but you are NOT too old to love a new baby. I am going to continue to pray for your heart to heal -- but there are so many babies out there that need a furever home!!! Please HELP -- what better time to go and get you a baby for Christmas -- a gift to you from Elliott -- bless you!!

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