Hello everyone

Just lost my princess katie of 15 years on Friday and I don't know what to do without her. Ive had her since I was 10 and am so unbelievably upset. I know she was old but this vis still so painful. Through all my school, boyfriends amd life struggles she was there, greeting me when I got home, staying by my side through it all. What am I supposed to do without her? I just wish I could take her on one more walk, pet her one more time, have her snuggle next to me on the couch again...

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You are not alone in your struggle of missing your loved pet. Saturday we said goodbye to our dog of almost 10 years. It is not an easy thing by any means. Our lives often revolve around our pets, they are our babies. Much thought and support coming your way. Take the time you need to grieve for her, 15 years is a long time. It is very natural you are this upset. Feeling the pain myself, I wish I could take this pain away from everyone! It is awful. We will all get through this, we have one another to lean on.
Kris - mom to 4 real kiddos and several animal kids
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I am so sorry for your loss of katie. The pain can seem unbearable I know, I had to put my little dog that I had for 18 years down on dec 24th. If you are anything like me you probabaly have a hard time remembering a time when katie wasn't in your life. It is an adjustment that will take time and a great deal of emotion to work through, it has been 2 weeks for me and I still don't want to accept that Fuzz is never coming back. This forum has been a great comfort to me and I would encourage you to read as many posts as you can and to post what you feel and are comfortable sharing, there are so many great people here who are going through the same terrible thing, It has really helped me to understand what I was feeling. I hope you can find some comfort in all the good memories that katie has given you.
Blessings of comfort and peace
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I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet precious little Katie.

Grief is awful and there is nothing else like this pain.

I am divorced - when I was married I buried my son- at that time I became a Certified Grief Counselor- I used the same graveside service for my Bear as I did for my son.

Please know that when we lose someone we love we don't stop loving them -


The soul bound connection that is between our babies and ourselves is forever.

Nothing - not death- tears -grief - or sadness will ever break the ties between us for those ties are made of LOVE so strong that NOTHING will ever sever those connections.


When we grieve for those we love it is because we do not quite know how to live without them. We breathe because we have no choice but the living part takes a huge amount of learning and time.

Grief is not something we get over but something that we learn -slowly- over time- to incorporate into our lives until it becomes a part of us like our bones and our breath.

Please know that we all understand here and we are all here for you.

We are all in this together and all walking the same roller coaster path of grief together -

some a bit ahead of you, some by your side, and some will come behind for you to help along.

Grief takes time. It usually takes the whole first year of “firsts” without them to take a true deep breath again. Be kind to yourself. None of this is easy.

I am here for you.

We are all here for you and we care about you and we understand.

You Are In My Thoughts.                                      




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Thank you everyone for your kind and helpful words, I stumbled on this site last night at three am, it seems nights are hardest for me. My condolences go to all of you as well, good to know im not alone in this.
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You are not alone. These pets become such a special part of our family and go through so much with us, loving us unconditionally. I am so sorry for your loss of Katie. What are some of your favourite memories of her? Sometimes its nice to think about these things and I find it brings some moments of comfort from the darkness.
"If the sky comes falling down, for you, there's nothing in this world I wouldn't do"
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