I am so sorry for your loss of Bristol! She is beautiful! I am also very sorry for the loss of your mother. Its like you got a double dose of grief. :(
I can completely understand your bond with Bristol. I had the same kind of bond with my baby. I have heard many stories of how a furbaby or even a loved one wait to cross over until they are apart from other loved ones. I was listening to a radio show a few days ago of someone who works with animals and she said that when a animal has a strong bond with their person, they sometimes find it difficult to leave their body. They have to wait until they are seperated for the bond and energy level to decrease so they can make the journey. I am a firm believer that it doesn't matter where we are, when our babies cross over, they have the ability to be with us immediately in spirit. So, even though you were physically far away, she was with you in spirit immediately. I also believe she knew you had a job to do and understands why you weren't there. Dogs can sense these kinds of things. So, please, don't feel guilty for not being there. She knew where you were and what you were doing. We are all in the grieving process or have walked the journey of adjusting to life without our babies. We are here to help give you support and understanding as you grieve Bristol and even your mom. When you can, tell us more about Bristol.
Momma's Chipper Boy (9/19/95 - 1/30/11) My heart, my love, my buddy! I miss you and love you so, so much! I can't wait to see you at the bridge! Love, Mommy Lady "Ladybugs" (8/2/03 - 6/5/17) My sweet girl. Thanks for the walks, playtime, sock collection, boo boo kisses and love you gave all of us. We will miss you dearly! Until we meet again...we love you!