Pet Grief

Loss of a Pet Quotes

My dear friend Anna sent me an e-mail in the wee hours of the morning today which I read at a much more civilized hour — after Tara and I had had our walk and breakfast. I certainly appreciated her thinking of me and also felt gratitude for the internet which allows us to connect… Read More

Another Tsunami — November 22, 2010

It will be four weeks ago tomorrow that Tara and I said good bye to Maggie. That I lost my special “Mummy Puppy” (as I called her) and Tara lost her Mom, her constant companion and playmate. Tonight, Maggie’s ashes came home. Tonight, I’ve cried like I haven’t cried in weeks as the pain of missing her washes… Read More

November 17 — Gratitude

Oh dear, it’s been a week since I’ve expressed, through writing, my gratitude. I have been grateful, at various times over the week, but I haven’t taken the time to sit and really get into that ‘place’ of gratitude. Feeling slightly overwhelmed with ‘life’ at the moment, so will now pause and take the time… Read More

November 17 — Annoying Comments

Many, many thank you’s to my web designer who has now installed a “spam” filter on my blog. I just went through and permanently deleted almost 150 spam comments. Maggie’s spirit will be so happy to not have to worry about reviewing comment e-mails for “her sexual performance”! Me too. Actually she probably found it all… Read More

November 11 — Annoying Comments

I have had to change the title of my post from “Remedies, Hergs, Supplements” to “Treatment Descriptions” because I’m receiving over a dozen ‘comment’ e-mails a day from companies selling and promoting their drugs. I find it rude and offensive to be reading e-mails telling me about drugs to promote my sexual performance, among other… Read More

November 10th — Gratitude

Today, as I travel on this path of losing my animal companion, Maggie, I’m so grateful for: 1. My colleague and friend who gave me a beautiful key chain with a silver-coloured poodle on it — “silver” was Maggie’s official colour. A keepsake I will cherish! 2. My amazing client who brought Tara a wonderful… Read More

November 10th — Two Weeks Tomorrow

The time goes by so quickly and the days just seem to meld into one another. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow will be two weeks when Maggie crossed over. At times I’ve felt that the pain I endured prior to Maggie’s death was so much harder than the pain I’m feeling now. And then it hits… Read More

October 31 — November 6 — Tara’s Grief/Symptoms

It’s been 10 days since Maggie died. Tara is doing amazingly well and adjusting to being an “only child” much better than I ever imagined. She has been quiet all week and still has those moments where she looks so sad. With each passing day they become fewer and fewer. She is so well behaved on leash… Read More

November 6 — Gratitude

Can’t believe it’s been a week since I last noted my gratitudes — feels like the last week has gone by in a complete blur… Anyway, I’m grateful for: 1. The fact that Tara has gone in and out of the office four times in the last 25 minutes because it means she is here… Read More

October 30 — Gratitude

I am grateful for: 1. Tara’s ability to adjust and grieve the loss of her Mom and constant companion in such a healthy way. She is a role-model for me. 2. All of the warm and heart-felt wishes that keep coming in, from my e-mail announcing Maggie’s death, via phone calls and e-mails. 3. All of… Read More