Will my beautiful retriever

by Carol Savage
(Sheffield)


My golden retriever Will died yesterday after having a biopsy taken for a tumour on his shoulder. He was 13 years old a very gentle, wonderful companion. He has been my rock since my husband took his own life in 2012. Will was my husbands dog really but we had become so close he helped me through some very dark times.
I know Will was a good age at 13years old but it is a horrible thing to see such a lovely dog failing from old age and this terrible cancerous lesion on his shoulder.
I am unable to stop the constant flow of tears I am missing him so so much. God rest you my lovely Will rest in peace and I love you and always will.........xxxxmum

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Sep 20, 2015
Goodbye, My Companion
by: Carol

I share your anguish. My wonderful Russell also succumbed to cancer. He was ten years old. He and I have lived alone here for the past five years, and this house is so empty, I can hardly stand it now.
Russell was my rock. He's the one who would help me through grief, stress, emotions of all sorts. Until the past few days, he was always up to a game of fetch, a walk, a cuddle. The comfort he gave me was unconditional, but I believe I too gave him comfort in the end.
I pray to God I did, because my wonderful boy deserved the best.
Goodbye my sweet Russell. Wait for me at the Rainbow Bridge. I shall follow as soon as I can.

Sep 11, 2015
Sorry for your losses!
by: Nancy

My Cockapoo Max passed on 8 weeks ago tomorrow ! He had a tumor on his heart, and it was cancerous . He died in his sleep between 3 & 8 A.M. Saturday 7-18-2015. I miss him so much. I didn't know it would hurt so much. I just have times I want to hold him and cuddle with him. He was such a joy to have. I miss him so much. Love you so much, Max!!

Aug 19, 2015
Will my wonderful friend
by: carol Savage

Thankyou to all who have commented on my sad story on Will my beautiful boy, life is so different for me now, but i am confident that i did all i could for Will and he will have known that. I loved him so much and still do. RIP my good boy xxx

Aug 13, 2015
so sorry
by: elaine

I am so sorry about your beautiful dog, Will.I know what you are going through, the pain is so great. My beloved white boxer called Beauty aged 10 was put to sleep yesterday in my husbands arms. She went down hill rapidly over the past few days with heart failure. Our hearts are broken and we are in tears,

Thinking about you.

Aug 12, 2015
I'm so sorry for your pain
by: Susan

Hi Carol,

I just came across your post and wanted to tell you how sorry I am that Will is gone.

Many people don't understand that our beautiful dogs are family to us. We don't get flowers arriving at the door, sympathy cards in the mail or have a funeral for them with friends and family around to support us.

All of a sudden we're left alone without our pet and everyone expects us to go on normally.

You take your own time to grieve (as long as you need) and maybe you could call a pet grief hot-line. Many veterinarian offices have phone numbers for them.

Maybe plant some forget-me-not seeds or a little tree, write a poem or just sit and talk to Will because he can hear you and is not very far away I'm sure.

Take good care of yourself, it's a very hard time,

Warmest Regards, Susan

Aug 08, 2015
I understand your pain
by: Anonymous

I'm so sorry to see your beautiful dog Will passed away and yes he was a lovely age and my heart goes out to you in your pain he has gone over the rainbow bridge to be with your husband I'm sorry to hear he passed also. My beautiful cat Rosie passed away last month she was 21 so I just try and live in the day and greif is like riding on the waves of time so really sorry to hear about will and hear of you loss God bless you

Aug 08, 2015
I am so sorry for your loss
by: Marie

Its horrible when we lose our beloved pets. I know how you will miss him and the empty space you feel in your heart. My husband took his life in 1995 and in 2002 I got a Norwegian Forest cat named Arne and he filled that void I had for so many years. Never had a cat like him, we were so close. I moved to a new home and had a 6 foot wall put around my small back yard. Arne was safe for 5 years in my back yard until one morning a coyote jumped over the wall and killed and ate him. I will never get over it. I know your pain, its been a little over a year now and I still cry for him. I have three new kitties now, 2 Norwegian Forest cats and a Siberian Forest cat. They are wonderful. As you know God only made one of each so I have to quit looking for Arne because there will never be a cat like him. I am so sorry that you lost your friend. I know how hard it was for you to lose your husband that way.
It will be 20 years but that pain never goes away when we truly love someone. God Bless You. Maybe you could get another retriever after your heart mends, I know it won't be the same, but maybe you could fall in love with your new baby in time. Take care of you, my thought our with you, and do I ever understand your pain. Marie

Aug 07, 2015
Please hold on..
by: Anonymous

I am alongside you in your grieving. I am so sorry about the circumstances of your husband's death.

No one knows why those we love are taken from us. But I truly believe that God has a plan we can't see right now. Please hold on, many people are praying for you. Eventually the reason for this life stage will be revealed to you.

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