Thanks Hammie's mom. I am Patricia.
Your words brought both comfort and tears. I am sure you understand. My heart breaks for you in your sudden loss of Hammie from the undiagnosed condition that led to his heart attack.
I feel like I still am in denial a bit, yet I know he is gone. It's an odd place to be and a painful one. I am reading about grief and coping and now at work (I am a nurse that works 7p-7a), I have printed off some grief worksheets that are going to be so hard to fill out, but I feel will help.
Love that you are fostering. Beautiful. I am sure Hammie would be so glad that you are helping a puppy and that you are helping yourself move through your grief. It is truly a wonderful way to honor Hammie.
I went to two shelters on Friday. Heartbreaking. Overwhelming. People telling me to adopt an older cat (which the idea I like) because they have less of a chance...when it was a kitten that caught my eye...just too much too soon. I would foster but the shelters where I am don't do FELV/FIV tests until the kitty is adopted and I have another kitty friend, Noel to consider. Perhaps I can go an volunteer though and play with the kitties there.
You too are an amazing mom to your animal companions and you have so much caring insight to share. I truly appreciate you reaching out even though you are grieving too...
Rufus had a good life, but in the end gave me more than I could ever give him. I am so glad that we were. I am so sad it was so much shorter than I had expected, but I must accept what is real and when ready bask in all the good memories we shared. Today after talking to some friends I feel more connected with his spirit and like he is around...and a bit better...
I really hope this is happening or will happen very soon for you as well...Hugs back at you.