Bill1971
Hello, I just found this forum and wanted to share. I lost my little Molly on Tuesday. She had heart problems and seizures and one seizure finally was too much. Since she was seeing a few different specialists the last couple years I viewed every day with her as a gift. It is incredibly heartbreaking and nothing seems to make the pain lessen. I find that most people's attempt to comfort, although well meaning winds up hurting more. It's well intentioned but comes across as being dismissive, so that is why I sought out a support forum like this one. I just find solace in that every single day she was loved and hopefully made her life as happy as she made me. We do have two other dogs and it appears that they are finally starting to realize that Molly is gone. I am glad this place exists. 
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roseblue1
Hello there...I lost my darling boy three months ago today and when I first lost him I just thought I would never get through it as I was distraught...
but coming on here has been a great help.

My problem was that I kept thinking of the last two days with him that were so sad and to make matters worse I could not be with him because of Covid -19...but the kind people on here told me not to think of those last days but to think of the great eleven years we had with him (Monty was a Maine Coon cat rescued at five years old) and today that is exactly what I do as there were so many loving and funny memories of him and he was a massive part of our family.

Come on here as much as you wish there are so many good people that will help you through your sadness...I write a letter every month to my boy on here and it really helps.

Take care 

Ellen x
Ellen Hague
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Bill1971
Thank you Ellen, looking back at all the pictures over the last seven plus years helped me think of all the good. There are so many pictures and so many great memories of events we shared together and places we visited. I got Molly when she was five and already had some issues so I am glad I could give her a good life because she gave me a great life. 
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Bill1971
dog525.jpg That is her in her Halloween costume as I think of her now "riding" into the sunset. :(
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P_Mom
Dear Bill1971,

Your little Molly's pic is one of the most adorable pics I've ever seen. My deepest condolences on the loss of your sweet, beautiful girl. 💖 There are no words for a loss so great. Molly had such a loving and wonderful home.  It sounds like you took amazing care of your baby and how wise of you to know and practice that each day is a gift - how special that was for your girl. They all deserve such love and devotion as that's what they give to us.   

I lost my boy Patch in February (also had hearts problems but ultimately kidney failure) and it's been really hard. I'm so grateful I have another dog Sam to help me get through.  He was pretty lost the first few months himself. This forum has also helped me tremendously as I've had some dark days.  People who haven't been there (and some who have) don't seem to get it. Take one day at a time s my best advice. 

Caring thoughts are with you now and in days ahead ❤️
Jennifer
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Bill1971
Thank you the kind words Jennifer. Sorry for your loss with Patch. There little lives are never long enough. As I'm sure you experienced you bond more with them with their medical issues. I all thought of Molly the last few years as my toddler/grandma:)
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Bill1971
Mornings are so hard. It's sad to put out 2 bowls instead of three but also miss putting her meds in and making sure she didnt sneakily spit them out. A week ago today I took them all for an early morning beach trip obviously never knowing it would be her last time to the beach. I miss my little daughter.
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roseblue1
I know how you feel my boy would get me up in the mornings...he would jump on the bed and put his face in mine and give a gentle push and I would get up and feed him.
 
The day he left us I took his feeding mat and bowls away (I have kept the bowls as I cannot part with them) from the area in the kitchen where he ate his food...and the next morning was so hard getting out of bed and then to come into the kitchen and his feeding area was gone just broke my heart.

It will get better and I still have days where I get tearful but then who would not as we loved them so much.

Take care 
Ellen x
Ellen Hague
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Bill1971
Ellen, I know what you mean about not wanting to part with anything of theirs. I took her dog tag that was on her collar and put it on my key chain. It's just a little token 
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