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Losing a pet - a terrible fear

Updated on January 25, 2012

Losing a pet - have you feared

Those of you who have pets would know what it is to lose a pet, I feared that this was going to be an elegy for a beautiful dog. Thank God it is not! This is a moment of thanks giving and joy for I can treasure my pet and enjoy her as long as we are together. I brought Choco when she was 15 days old, she did not know how to drink milk from a saucer. I fed her day and night with a dropper, being a dog of the small breed, a Pomeranian, she would fit into the palm of my hand snugly. She would cry and whimper at night and often times I had to take her to bed with me. She has become all that we ever wanted in a pet. I have had 15 dogs including her, different breeds of course, but none have had her temperament, she is so lovable, obedient and understanding.

My son had taken our pet Choco, out to play and he came back screaming , "Mama, something is wrong with Choco". His voice was breaking in panic and as he set her down, her legs curled under her and she fell on to her side. I feared I had lost my pet, my little girl. I could not cry, I stroked her and spoke to her in that voice I often use to communicate with her, she looked up at me, I saw death in her eyes. It was a long weekend and there was not a doctor on call. I was losing hope, I remembered the power of words, I said a prayer and spoke to her. I told her she could not leave me, and I loved her. She seemed to understand, she tried to stand up and walked with a little encouragement from an anxious family. I have been watching over her day and night, I have hardly slept. It is a miracle to see her walking, jumping and behaving as though nothing happened. I am still shaking at the thought of losing my pet. She is full of life and joy that she leaves me wondering if am I a coward. No, I am not, the miracle of life is something I will treasure! I will never forget to be grateful for all that I have, everyday! Another fresh reminder... to love life, to treasure all you have and to be grateful!

All is well that ends well..she has been declared fit and fine!! Praise God!

I feared I lost my pet

I feared I had lost her,
Too stunned to cry,
I stroked her fur,
And out came a sigh!
Love is too hard,
As sharp as a shard,
Cuts through the heart,
As deep as a dart.
Tears fall, as I look down,
Trying hard not to breakdown,
Love welling in those limpid brown eyes,
As though bidding me a sweet goodbye!

Speaking to her in a tender voice,
I tell her I have made my choice,
I will not let go,
And she needs to know,
That I love her so,
My darling little Choco!
A babe, I brought her,
A ball of fur,
She fit in my palm,
Snug and warm
Sad whimpers I would hear,
Quickly calmed when I was near,
Cuddling close to my heart,
Of me she has become a part!

Watching over me, as I slept,
While with illness and pain I dealt,
One look at her and I would melt,
In love abundant, I truly felt!
She has been my friend,
Someone on whom I could depend,
Always being there for me,
With her love so free!
How could I let go of my baby?

My will she saw,
And strength she did draw,
As I spoke to her with love,
She knew she had to recover now!
She stood up and walked,
Even though her feet locked,
She looked at me ,
As if saying I am gonna be,
Strong for you my friend,
I will be there for you, till the end!
Now as bright as the sun,
She is having fun,
Wagging her tail,
As to her I hail,
She jumps right up on me,
And I am delighted as can be!!
Romping together,
I hold my precious treasure,
As we savour,
Each moment this life has to offer!


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      sofs 6 years ago

      Thank you for sharing the emotions...I am glad that I had a happy tale to tell. T appreciate that very much :)

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      Attention Getter 6 years ago

      Love the poem. Trying not to cry in the middle of a coffee shop :) I know the feeling well.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      cebutouristspot, that is a wonderful heart you have.. your pet is like a baby, no matter whether it is pedigree or cross bred. Thanks for sharing :)

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      sofs 6 years ago

      MM, thank you once again for taking the time.. she is beautiful inside out. That is my Choco!!

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      cebutouristspot 6 years ago from Cebu

      That is a marvelous story. Dogs are pet that can really be so a touched with the owner. I currently have 5 dogs (all cross breed). I once had a dog that got run over by a truck and the Vet that look at him keep asking me are you sure you want to spend money on a cross breed dog? I just shrug my shoulder and said yes this dog is my family he deserve an equal chance to survive as a pure breed dog.

      I even bought him wheel to help him walk again :D

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Sofs this is so beautiful and Choco looks adorable.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      @ Peg Cole, thank you, I appreciate this very much (((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))) back to you :)

      @ Ruby Pets are precious indeed, and I believe in Miracles. Thank you for that faith renewing comment :)

      @ Kulsum Thank you for the support and I am sure minni maav is as special to you as Choco is to me :)

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Hi Cagsil, I am truly glad that she is healthy and happy.. thank you for the concern, I appreciate that very much.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Biting poetry is just an over flow of emotions to the rhythm of the heart. It is a creative expression of a feeling that would otherwise overwhelm you.. and as I said writing this has been cathartic for me. Thank you for your comment and appreciation.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Tim, I know you would understand how I have been through this turmoil and did not come out as lucky as I. Choco has always been loved, but now she would be treasured even more. Thank you for supporting me through that tough ordeal. Thank you my friend.

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      sofs 6 years ago

      Senoritaa, Thank you, writing this has taken a great load off my heart. Prayers are always answered.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 6 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Very emotional poem on your pet chako, sofs. Very nice rhyming too. I haave a pet tomcat minni maav. I can understand how you felt about chako. Keep these poems coming.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh sofs, This is so beautiful..Pets are so precious and the power of prayer, wonderful..Thank you. Your faith enlightened me again..Cheers

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      Peg Cole 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      What a relief. So scary. Thankfully she is okay. Smiles and hugs.

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      Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

      Very nicely written Sofs and I'm glad you didn't lose your pet. :)

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      Bitingtruths 6 years ago from Mumbai

      Hi Sofs,

      beautiful poem.

      I personally never had any pet ever, but I can understand the emotion of love and tenderness. The feeling is unique and you have captured the emotion really well in your words.

      I would love to read more poetry from you.


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      Tim Nichol 6 years ago from Me to You

      Such a beautiful poem, sofs. Your heartfelt feelings and concern for Choco really shines through. I also know what it's like to lose a pet that is so close to you. Cheers.

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      Senoritaa 6 years ago

      She is gorgeous, as is your poem for her. Honest prayers are always answered!