Dear Max's Daddy,
My heart goes out to you following the loss of your dear boy, Max. I know the overwhelming feelings of grief that you are experiencing after losing a dearly loved member of your family.
You wrote : "I was the very proud father of Maximus, a black and white rat terrier, for more than 13 years until September 5, 2014"
You still are the very proud father of Maximus and you always will be the very proud father of Maximus. Max will always be a part of your family and your life. Even though he has gone onto Rainbow Bridge, you are tied to him forever. He owns a piece of your heart and you own a piece of his.
Writing letters to our dearly loved companions is a great way to honour their memory and to help heal our hearts. I write to my gorgeous beagle, Bella, quite regularly and it has helped me "voice" my thoughts and feelings and to "tell" her how deeply I love and miss her.
I also hope there are no thunderstorms at Rainbow Bridge. My Bellsy hated them too. I am positive that Rainbow Bridge is only filled with wonderful things. Our beautiful babies deserve nothing but joy and happiness to repay them for all of the hours of joy and happiness they gave us. They are now receiving their reward.
You certainly are not alone....we all know your pain because we are living it too. Sure, some people do not understand the depth of grief that we are experiencing, but that is only because they have not been as fortunate as us. They have not had a close bond with a companion like we have. We are the lucky ones and as hard as it is to deal with this pain, we would not give up a second of the time we had with Max or Bella to take the pain away. It is a price that we are prepared to pay for the wonderful relationship that we had. We are so privileged to have been chosen to be their families.
Hold your memories in your heart. No-one and nothing can take those away. They are with you forever. I wish you peace and healing.
We lost our Beautiful Big Girl from cancer of the spleen yesterday. It only took 4 days to weaken her to the point that we had to let her go rather than have her suffer- and the shock we are experiencing is the Worst I have Ever had, even though I have had G Shepherds for 40 years & have lost my parents! HOW could this happen So Fast?? Can't Science do Anything about this awful disease?