Our sweet boy died this morning at home. He lived a wonderful life as my daughter's confidant and comfort cat. Has there ever been an animal who was a comfort to you?


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I'm very sorry for your loss Dragonfly, losing a pet is as bad as losing a person.

My dog was a comfort to my wife in her final months on the Earth. He never left her side and was even allowed to visit her in the hospital a few times, in the wee hours of the morning. The joy on her face to see her "baby" was a cure for all of us around her.

Darik Majoren Profile
Darik Majoren answered

Sorry for your family's loss Dragon Fly.

I have had many pets that were part of our family that gave us great comfort and joy . . . I hold their memories in my mind, and think of them often.

Leanne Robbins Profile
Leanne Robbins answered

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss. My cat is my comfort. Come home from school and always happy to see him. Will you find a nother one?

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Sorry for your loss. I also have lost pets dying at home. Two of them.

There is some comfort when their passing comes at their own time and at home.  I think its far worst when they are brought into the vets for euthanasia.  That knowing must be really hard on pet owners.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

So very sorry!  Our pets are cherished family members. 

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

All of my dogs have been so for me.

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind
(John Donne--No Man is an Island.)

Perhaps the death of a pet does not diminish me, but it is certainly a real loss and that loss leaves a scar.

My dogs exemplified "good."  I choose to think that all good in whatever form somehow survives throughout eternity.

I think it is probable that "all dogs go to heaven."

I am indeed sorry for yours and your daughter's loss. 

Pepper pot Profile
Pepper pot answered

Sorry to hear your sad news, Dragonfly. Yes I had a rabbit when I was young that I loved dearly, he never pooped in the house, he followed me around the house and garden, I still dream about him.  After him a few years later I had a small dog,  he was great.  No matter how much of a crappy day I'd had he'd always be there wagging his bum with great enthusiasm as if I was the best thing since sliced bread.  Miss him dearly, miss them both so much, I resented that the world carried on as normal around me, people getting in their cars and going out to work, I felt like the world should of stopped and mourned for the great loss it had suffered.

Still, I would chose to have them in my life again for the tremendous joy and comfort they brought, for the price of the aching pain in my heart I'd feel when I lost them.

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Thank you. Your last paragraph is it in a nutshell, isn't it?
There is a poem called " Funeral Blues". The world stopping to mourn resonated deeply with me. I felt that way many a time.
Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

You scared the CRAP out of me Dragonfly! I thought you were talking about your son! I had to re read it twice my friend!

I do not allow myself to get attached to animals but my heart always breaks for the ones who are grieving the loss of their pet. I cried more then my daughter did when her pet rat died... I watched her read her children's Bible to "Sniffles" then said to me "if Sniffles dies I want to be sure she goes to Heaven."

How about that Bears game..... It was the pregnant hormones I tell you! Sniff sniff....... Yah that was the cause of all the tears...... Yah.

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