WHEN YOU LOSE A PET
The pain and the grief is every bit as all-consuming as the loss of a person.
Some people struggle with that concept for some reason, but the reality is, when your family pet passes away, you have quite literally, lost a family member.
No question about that right?
They are entirely integral to your family and loved just as deeply as a sibling or a parent.
So why would your pain be any less or any less acceptable to society?
For those of you who haven’t experienced the all-consuming, unconditional love you can have a for an animal, please remember this article the next time someone you know is going through this.
We miss them
For me, a lot of the real pain came with the feeling that their little lives were entirely in my hands. I was completely and utterly responsible for this precious little creature – and they trusted me implicitly.
The day I had to take her to the vets to be given the final injection, to spare her suffering further, is a day I will never, ever forget.
The trust, yet worry, in her eyes as she lay on the table. The not-knowing what was happening as I gave her final kisses, tears streaming down my face, confusion on hers.
The hideously sickening knowledge that, whilst I knew it was for ‘the best’ of course, it was ultimately my decision to end her life.
It is an agonising truth.
Absolutely no doubt about that.
If you above been through the same, we would love to hear from you…