Sunday, March 29, 2009

When Your Pet Dies Letting go.

We are grieving in my house. Snickers, our beloved cocker spaniel mix has passed away. She was just shy of 13 years old. Even though she was full of years, when your pet dies letting go is not easy.

You won't find her name in any record books. To us, she was one of the greatest dogs who ever lived. She and her sibling, Twix, appeared on her doorstep as throwaways a few days after we buried my mother-in-law.

When the puppies appeared, it was my plan to find another home for them very quickly. When the kids came home from school that plan changed. They were the happiest they'd just about ever been. This goes for my daughter, the dogs and my husband.

A few days ago, Snickers passed away peacefully. Now, we are in the process of picking up the pieces and grieving. Even though we have two other dogs, Twix and my daughter's service animal Tomlin, we still miss Snickers.

Pets are members of your family. They accept you as you are. They don't talk back, tell you all the things you did wrong for the day or do anything except love you.

When your pet dies letting go is a process that is different for each of us.

I've found some websites that have been helpful. Maybe they will be helpful for you too?

http://www.petconnection.com/articles.php?action=detail&id=3278
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pets/msg011647243867.html