Reply to post by MamaJ:
You are absolutely right; they are a part of the family. It feels like I have lost a little brother, he was someone I felt I could protect from
anything and I feel as though I have failed him along with mixed emotions about everything... Do I feel glad that he's now out of pain, do I feel sad
because he's not here, do I rejoice his new jounrey and smile... etc.
I guess I feel all of those things. I believe that is a good thing to do, give myself time to develop a new routine and smile when I think of him.
That's all I can do really.
Thankyou for sharing your similar story of loss, I'm sorry if it brought back old pain. I feel honoured and I know there are many others in the same
boat but sometimes its good to be told that your not alone in your pain. Even though I wish others weren't having to experience it.
I believe I will get another dog in time, but I will never forget Toby as you say and I will always have many photos and memories to reflect upon and
praise our life together.
Reply to post by ThorsBrother:
Thank you buddy! Thank you for watching. Wow, 18-19 years old, she really is having her good innings! All I can say is cherish every moment you have
left with her.
From what you say, she is a very lucky thing and a well loved, well looked after friend. It really helps hearing about the love for other animals.
Kinda makes me feel 'okay' about showing my emotions.
I am normally very strong minded and can tolerate a lot of rubbish in life, but I always knew Toby was my soft spot. He was and still is my pride and
joy.. no-one can replace that.
Thank you for sharing ThorsBrother, and when the day finally comes where you must say goodbye to your old gal, I'm always here for a chat and will
help you in anyway I can.
Reply to post by Amanda5:
I know exactly what you mean Amanda5. I have had signs from my Grandfather, just little things which only you could put the link to. He passed away a
few years back now whilst I was in College and I went through a really bad time. I never had a father in my life so he took on the role... he wasn't
even blood related, he married into the family as I was born. He took me in as his own son. Losing him was so hard but Toby got me through those very
I guess that's another reason why I'm taking this so hard, its bringing back all of the feelings I had whilst I lost my Grandfather. Toby and him also
had a connection, a bond, a friendship. I know Toby felt the loss and changed when he went, but we both changed for the better by being there for one
Wow, that must've been comforting having that sign from Woosti. I am still waiting and looking forward to mine. I believe it will come, Toby has never
let me down.
My deepest sympathies for your pain, I can still see it is not any easier. Having someone you love die in your arms is soul destroying, but we must
remain strong, for them.
Thankyou for sharing Amanda5, I am in complete awe at your strength through your hardship. I will take your advice on board most certainly.
I can't thank everyone enough for sharing your thoughts and feelings with me. They truly have been a godsend in these times for me.
Kindest regards to all,
edit on 5/12/2011 by Shuzitzu because: Broke up the text a bit for easier reading.