There are times in all our lives when we experience loss and have to deal with grief. It is so hard when we lose a family member or close friend, and we can never be prepared for it.
People who read my blogs will understand when I say, losing a dog, your friend, your companion, is just as hard.
And you can never be prepared, even when you know it’s coming … and he/she is old, ill, and fragile …
Over the years I’ve lost many dogs, and every time I cried, I cried a lot. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, and I always preferred to deal with the loss from the inside out. I needed a space where I could grieve, but this space was always inside me. I would occupy myself with work, keep myself busy, and from time to time close the door and cry. Then over time the gaps between cries become longer, flashes of happy memories appeared more often, and sometimes I laughed over my tears.
Everybody grieves differently, and it is important to give yourself time and do it at your own pace. I just don’t ever want the grief to take over my life … I always want to feel the love and gratitude for everything we have been through together, good or bad, funny or sad, all the naughtiness, all the cuddles, and endless kisses.
Thank you, Kimi for being a part of my life xx