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Cara's picture Cara

Oh, I'm so sorry for your loss! Pets are definitely a part of the family, and it can be so devastating to lose them. Still, all of those memories that she was a part of will surely live on.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'm so sorry for your loss, too. My own childhood family dog passed away at 16 years when I was 27, and it was a loss that took me some time to get over. We had to put our 13 year old cat to sleep two years ago, and I remember writing about that a lot on this site (http://blogs.familyeducation.com/parenting/moms/aliki-mcelreath/loving-a...). I also found some good story books out there for kids dealing with the loss of a pet:

http://blogs.familyeducation.com/parenting/moms/aliki-mcelreath/book-the...

It's tough, and I'm so so sorry for your loss.

Aliki


Lindsay's picture Lindsay

It is tough. I could have gone on and on in this post about Cheers, but I actually had to cut it short because it was getting me all choked up! But, she was an amazing dog and I'm so glad we got 17 years with her.

And Aliki, I read your old post about your childhood dog, and mine was very human-like too. It's amazing how some dogs are never "just dogs" to their owners.