Getting Over The Loss Of A Pet

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  1. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I've very sorry that you've lost Pinky.  I've lost many pets and it takes time to overcome their death.  I still think about my one rotti that was born on the same day as my daughter.  They grew up together and were best of pals.  The emotions you will experience after losing a beloved pet are no different than if you lost a person who is close to you.  Cry, journal, and let the waves of emotion come to the surface.  Express how you feel and with time, these emotions will become less intense.  (hugs)

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

      sorry to hear about your pet, Pinky. they are so special to us and when we lose them, it's very emotional. a little over a year ago, we lost our pet dog, Belle, who was 15 years old. I couldn't believe how it affected me even though we knew she was at the end.
      just keep your warm memories and as Beth said, let your emotions be felt.
      we waited over a year and I knew I wanted a new pet, and a wonderful older pup needed a home, so now we have him.

      btw, welcome to HP. I hope you enjoy it here. smile

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        gormsbyposted 8 years ago

        I also want to  to add that I am so sorry for your lose of pinky,Last October I was ask to take a  Dog that came from a home the the owners not only smoke but made meth in the home.Lola had so many problems she had an enlarged heart,lungs were shot and her throat was so scared from the meth that she had such trouble breathing.To watch her to eat you wanted to breath for her she often turn blue just drinking and eating often took her an hour to recover I so many times I too found my self tring to breath for her.
        One day I had to go to work ealy in the morning and I called my husband telling him that something was very wrong with our LOla ,he walked into the door just as she raise her head for the last time and died in his arms,I cried for her for weeks and our other dog suzzie also took her death very hard.
        The lose I felt was like losing my own child,but know Pinky is waiting for you at the rainbow bridge.

      2. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 8 years ago

        Gorsmby, you wrote "The lose I felt was like losing my own child" and Beth 100 said "The emotions you will experience after losing a beloved pet are no different than if you lost a person who is close to you."
        Sorry folks but I beg to differ.
        It is difficult to lose a much loved pet, but losing a child or a person close to you is devastating.
        It is something that will affect you deeply for the rest of your life.
        Losing a pet is sad, but you get over it. You always knew you would outlive your pet, but not your child.

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          Home Girlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I agree with IzzyM. There is no comparison. I cannot imagine pain of losing a child. Hope, they'll outlive me. I want them to live forever! After my brother died at the age of 27, though he was very sick and no one expected him to live long, my mother could not survive the fact. She lost some of her reality forever and never really recovered. And she cried every single day of her life after that!

          1. IzzyM profile image88
            IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Sweetheart I am so so sorry to hear of you and your mother's loss. My own mother has now lost both her sons who were the apple of her eye.
            My mum was lucky in love. She met a man she has adored forever. My dad. I love them both so much, but they are elderly now, and not in great health. When one goes, the other will go. I know that.
            One brother died in an accident at 18, the other from a heart attack at 49.
            Neither of my parents have ever got over even the loss of their first son. Losing the second nearly killed them.
            I can't imagine them feeling the same when their pet dog died. In fact, there is no comparison. I wish people would think before they write stuff like that. They don't know the hurt they cause people who are grieving for their own.

       
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