Jaspers' mom - Thank you for your kind and comforting words. I resonate with what you’re saying. Now we are just shells of our former selves, worse versions of ourselves if you will. I’m so sorry your family members don’t mention sweet Jasper. There are those who are blissfully unaware and then there are those who are just too selfish and wrapped up in their own lives to realize the pain you are going through. I on the other hand will always be willing to listen to anything you want to say about Jasper or about your journey through grief. I can understand how much he must mean to you. You are right, you will always be connected to Jasper as I will to Lucy, we just have to have faith.
Karen – Thank you for your Valentine – it was a great perk! The picture you posted actually reminds me of Lucy for some reason (other than the fact that it’s a Chihuahua!). I appreciate the sentiment.
Tammara – I’m so sorry you are receiving negative feedback for grieving in the way that you are. A lot of people have a hard time understanding what it’s like to lose a pet that you view as a family member. You are always welcome to openly express your feelings on this forum. I’ve found that the people here are so kind and supportive.
Wendy – Thank you for your Valentine. I wasn’t aware that anyone did this sort of thing but I am delighted to see it. I think this is such a sweet, heartfelt gesture. I know Gonzo, Solly, and Daisy-Mae would never miss a chance to spend Valentine’s Day with you if they could. I hope it wasn’t too miserable for you.