Peter. My Bestest Friend ever.

by Dennis
(Bremerton, Wa.)

It’s been over a month since I lost you. I miss you so much. I miss you so very much I can hard ly stand it. I miss your cold wet nose. I miss your soft fur that I would bury my face in. I miss your doggy kisses. I miss the happy. I miss the joy. I miss hearing you snore. I miss the jingling of your tags, the tapping of your toenails on the floor. I miss taking you outside. I miss having you in my lap licking my hand. I miss your bark. I miss our Sunday morning chair time. I miss how much you loved Sunday mornings when Mama would make us breakfast (she did it more for you). I miss watching television with you at my side. I miss the way you would lean against me. I miss how sad you were when I left for work (you wouldn’t even look at me). I miss coming home from work to you (I’m still not sure who was happier to see who). I miss the way you loved your goodies. I miss how you made us laugh. I miss the way you loved having your ears rubbed. I miss cleaning you up after you had been outside. I even miss picking up your poo (I still have plastic bags in my jacket pockets).
Mama used to tell me that I spoiled you to much. I always told her I wish I could spoil you more. Sometimes Mama would ask why I had tears in my eyes. It was because I loved you so much.

It’s been almost a month and a half. I cry every day. I try to lift myself up. I sleep poorly. I wake up listening for you and you’re not there. My hair started coming out when we lost you. Nothing seems to really matter anymore. Mommy and Daddy can’t believe how empty and quiet our (your) house is without you. For thirteen years and ten months you were the highlight of my day, the sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day. My reason for getting up in the morning. I’ve never felt so alone and lost. You were everything to me.

I knew losing you would be hard. I hated seeing you slow down. I hated knowing that you must have been hurting, but you let the happy override the pain. I knew our time together might be getting shorter. I would have done anything for you, and wish I had done more.

I miss you. Mama misses you. I thank Mama every day for bringing you into our lives. You were the bestest little dog ever and the very very best friend I ever had..

We Love you and will Love you and miss you forever.

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Jun 01, 2014
wish you the best
by: DP

It was two weeks ago today that our precious bassett hound, Cody, was euthanized. He was 16+ years old. He had several health issues, but in the end, his hind legs stopped working. Our vet, who actually delivered Cody as a newborn puppy 16 years ago, assured us it was the humane thing to do. I know it was, but it doesn't help my grief yet. Our house is so empty and the normal routine to which we have grown accustomed, has come to a halt. I have had difficulty sleeping, which in turn makes it even more difficult to function during the day. I find myself even telling strangers what has happened. They must think I'm crazy. I have lost pets in my lifetime, but for some reason, Cody's passing seems to be way harder for me. I guess I'm getting older and the experience of losing a loved one, person or pet, brings back the pain of previous losses as well. I know we will all get stronger with time. We always do. Let's just be glad we are kind hearted people who love animals. I feel sure we will be rewarded by seeing them again one day.

May 29, 2014
Peter will always be in your heart
by: Heidi

I’m so sorry for the loss of your best friend Peter. Dogs give us unconditional love and are always so happy and at the ready to be our constant companion. We’ve lost several companion animals over the years; some to old age and others to illnesses. Each time one dies a part of me dies too. My wonderful husband passed away almost eight months ago and I am struggling with him not being here with me. Your comments reminded me of how he always called me ‘Mama’ when referring to our pets (I wasn't able to have children). And he was ‘Papa’ too.

For me, I believe in God and that He created all these wonderful animals. He made them so special and caring and I firmly believe that all animals go to Heaven. So I am comforted that I will one day not only be reunited with my loving husband Mickey but with all our companion animals too. And I can introduce Mickey to all the pets I’ve had that passed away before Mickey and I met.

For each dog or bird or cat that has passed, I put together a photo album of all the happy times. Somehow pictures are such a huge comfort for me. I can look at the picture and remember exactly what was going on and who was there (even if they aren’t in the picture) – it’s like a jump back in time when our beloved companion animal was still with us. I also have a keepsake box for each with their collar and tags and their favorite toy. Time does help with the pain but I think it’s because time dulls the pain. And we learn to live with the pain. I hope you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have together.

May 27, 2014
On the same path
by: Hope's Mom

I lost her last week and your sorrow expressed my pain better than I could give words to. The dogs we take into our family because they need a home eventually become the ones we need and in the end cannot bear to lose. A member of my family, Hope was not a pet and I know Peter filled a 'person' place in your heart. I guess we have to cry and wait it out. I am glad for you that you have Mama to share the grief that finally words cannot relieve. God knows when a sparrow falls so he surely has provided for Peter and for Hope. We will know they are safe in a better place when their memories no longer bring such despair. It will be easy to love such wonderful little souls forever.

May 27, 2014
Peter. My bestest Friend ever.
by: Doreen UK

Dennis I am sorry for your loss of your best friend Peter.
He is so beautiful. Oh how I cried reading your post of your loss of your dog Peter. I lost a bird this week and it broke my heart. My sister was visiting over the weekend and thank God her husband was able to put the bird in a bag and dispose of this for me. It broke my heart leaving it in the garden in the rose bushes where he tried to go to safety. I didn't see how he died. All I saw was 2 magpie's squawking and pecking at the bird's flesh. I used to keep birds and gave this up when my husband died. Pets bring so much joy and pleasure into our lives and we form a strong bond with them. They are adorable. I am so sad for you because I know what you are going through. IN time when you have healed from your loss, don't give up on buying another pet. Don't deny yourself loving and being loved. My sister's westie is dying of cancer and this will be another grief to bear. Try and keep a journal and write all about Peter and you will have this forever. You can even write in the form of letters. It is very therapeutic.

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