Dear Elroy's World, I'm so sorry to hear about your devastating loss. I hope you will come back and talk (write) about your your best friend so we will understand what's going on. Was it a boy or girl? Dog or cat? What was his/her name? What happened to cause him (her) to earn his (her) wings? We truly do understand, and we want to help. We can really only do that if you trust us and share what happened. Then we will better understand how to reach out to you. I lost my 16 + year old Bengal Cat, T.J., on March 9th. He was the Heart of My Heart, and it was such a painful thing to go through, seeing his body betraying his fine, strong spirit. It's been a tough row to hoe, but I'm healing a bit more with each passing day. I have worked from home almost his entire life, so we were also constant companions. How do you get through it? One day at a time, one memory at a time. Sometimes we have to make it one hour at a time. Your loss is so fresh, and you will go through periods of numbness that alternate with periods of intense pain The tears won't stop sometimes for days at a time. One thing that can be very healing to make a memory book that contains: pictures; stories about your time together; poetry that holds special meaning for you; special quotes; messages from others who understand; etc. I hope you will come back and share more with us. It really does help to share our memories (I know how much that word hurts under the circumstances ~ we've all been there) of the time we had with them, especially when we share those memories with other people who really get it.. The tears will fall, but they're falling anyway. In telling the stories of what made our best friends such special parts of our lives, there's a chance a smile or a laugh might shine through, and I've always found that I feel closer to them when I share them with others. You and your best friend are in my thoughts and prayers..
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
BUDDY GUY AYRES~LYNCH'S RESIDENCY:
KING BING THE GOD CAT'S RESIDENCY:
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