WHEN YOU LOSE A PET

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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.

It hurts.

Deeply.

We miss them

Deeply.

When you lose a pet/ grieving a pet

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.

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Absolutely no doubt about that.

 

 

If you above been through the same, we would love to hear from you…

 

 

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