In June I put my best friend Chico down. He was a 14 yr. old chihuahua. I had 4 chi's. He wiped my tears when I cried. He always greeted me at the door. He loved me no matter what mood I was in. He protected me when there was danger. We almost lost him when he was 7 after being attacked by the neighbors large breed dog. I have cried almost every day since. I felt guilt, thinking maybe I should have waited until he was totally helpless. I finally began to forgive myself when on Saturday my precious Sassie 2 yrs old got away from me and ran onto a busy highway and was killed. I watched as I saw my baby died. I rock her for a while not wanting to let her go. This pain is almost unbearable. I feel like I have failed them. She was the light of our life. She woke us every morning with a tongue in the nose or ear. She wanted to play when we wanted to sleep. She was very quick and really had trouble obeying. I have such a big piece of my heart missing. People say, well you still have 2, but they don't understand. I want to scream, I am so angry at her, and me for failing her. My family will never be the same. Sassie and Chico I hope to see you someday. I have to believe this right

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Dear Jack,

I am so very sorry to hear about our losses.  I can only imagine the helplessness and loneliness you must feel now.  I am so glad to know that you found your way to this site where so many of us have found comfort and healing beyond our wildest dreams. 

Chico was right there to escort Sassy to her new realm of eternal youth, health, and safety, and together they will watch over you as long as you live.  They are your special angels now and they will never be more than a whisper away from you.

Please come back and tell us more about your angels and all the wonderful memories you hold so close now.  It really does help to tell other people about them and all the things that made them such special parts of your life.  Not only that, but we sincerely love reading about them and getting to know them through the stories we read.  it's nice to know the kind of company our Bridge Kids are keeping.

People don't mean to be so heartless.  They think they are comforting you.  Try to consider the source.  They have never had a connection with an animal like you have had with yours.  I can only pray that one day they will, and then they will understand the depth of your sorrow now.  After we lost our Bengal Cat, Buddy Guy, in 2004, a friend made a "Just a cat" comment to me.  I replied to him, saying, "Maybe to you, he was just a cat, but to us he was a member of the family and we miss him more than you will ever know.  Please be patient with us while we mourn our loss."  My friend accepted that and apologized for not having been more sensitive to our loss.  Sometimes, people need to be led by the hand and told what's going on when they're too dense to get it right off the bat.

You, your family, your surviving dogs, and your two angels, Chico and Sassy, are all in my thoughts and prayers and I'm sending you virtual hugs of comfort today.

My heart is battered and bruised, but I will not let it break. It holds such precious cargo, I must protect it now. (Susie Squillions)

"Memories of loved ones are like songs in our soul." Margaret Wakeley




In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.
~ The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Hi Jack.

I am so sorry to hear about this. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I wish there were something I could say or do to make you feel better but I know how devastating it is.

I lost my cat Jake last weekend, and I have two cats and a dog left, but it has still been excruciating~ I think most people mean well when they say something like 'well you still have two' but it can make you feel misunderstood while you are grieving.

I have found tons of support here and hope you will also. Everyone knows exactly what you've been through, and are so kind!

Sassie and Chico were very, very lucky to have you, and I know you loved them very much.

You are in my thoughts& prayers...

Take care,


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I am so sorry for your loss. Please believe that he is now running towards The Rainbow Bridge.


Cheryl and Angel Jasmine
Cheryl and Angel Jasmine
Jasmine was loved
Jasmine was given ProIn
Jasmine is now gone
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Dear Jack,

I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Chico and Sassie. My heart goes out to you and your family. You have gone through a lot with both your loses of your precious babies. They do take a big piece of hearts with them that can never be replaced, but the loving memories and there precious spirits continue to live in our hearts and souls Jack. Your babies are together at the Bridge, they know how very much they are loved, don't ever doubt that. I pray that in the days to come you will find comfort and peace. We are all here to help you through these difficult times. We have all been there.

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

God bless,


Tricia, Burton&Ozzie's Mom

"Good night sweet prince:And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!"
William Shakespere's Hamlet
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Hi Jack,
You should grieve as long as it takes.  Even though you have other pets and they make you get through this, you will never get over the loss of your baby.  No one can take away that loss.  And it is ok to cry all you want.  I lost my Shepherd mix of 12 years Sandy on October 16th, of cancer.  It was so sudden.  It shocked us and we were not prepared, not that you ever are.
I miss her so, I cry all the time.  Even though I have a lab whom I love with all my heart.  I use her to cry on and with.
My Mollie misses Sandy so much too. She looks for her all the time. Going to Sandy's favorite spots to see if she is there.
People try to say the right things.  But don't realize if they said that about having children if you lost a child how terrible that would be.
Grieve all you want over your furbaby. 
I believe pets come back to you.  The Angels guide them back to you in another pet.  With a little rest and time. 
We love our pets so much.  Us animal lovers are very special people.
My best wishes to you and my prayers are with you and your furbaby in heaven.

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