When a pet leaves us — 11 Comments

  1. This is so moving. My heart goes out to you all. They are all such blessings and its always an honor to share our journey through life with these amazing animals. They leave us too soon but give us so many wonderful memories and teach us so much. Hugs to you both.

  2. Marie and Mike I am so sorry for your loss! I think you could not have expressed it better as you did in your blog. Thoughts and prayers for the two of you!

    Take care, Mary

    • Thank you. Writing like this is new to me. I am grateful for the ability to express it and the hope it will help others find their way to the other side of grief. Luke taught us so much!

  3. Dear marie
    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I m trying to control my tears to write are an amazing woman with such a gift. Tje first time i saw you in n.j. doing agility i knew you were different, a truly loving fur mommy. I know Luke and Desi felt the love you and mike gave them , what a happy life they lived with you.
    I can t seem to let the hurt go, it won t leave my heart, its been 6 agonizing years since i ve seen my girl , how do you let go of a loss so big, a love so pure.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words…and I understand. The thing we attempt to let go of is the pain, otherwise it can get stuck in our body. No one should ever expect you to let go of the love you feel for her.
      Try to allow the tears to come, let them flow when you can, in a safe place. It is in controlling the tears, suppressing them, that we keep the pain alive. When you allow the pain to leave with your tears, you will begin to feel more love than pain. I will take time, as it is a process; the healing process is different for everyone; but with time, there comes a point when it eases enough to be bearable, and the intensity lessens.

  4. Marie and Mike, I’m so sorry to hear about your loses, one is hard but two is unbearable, I hope with time it will get better.Take care Don

  5. Dear Marie, this was touching to read. As a veterinarian, I completely understand not letting yourself feel every death as it would be too much but every once in a while, I do have to let it all go and just cry. So, I read your post and it appears it was time to let it out. Thank you for posting and I know how much you loved your babies. Thank God we have our pets to share our lives with. It makes this life much more loving and at times bearable. I know every one of your pets has been grateful to be in your care!
    You are a dog person so I know you will bring another little soul or two into your life. I would love to know when you do. 🙂

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