"It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough all the components of my heart will be dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are."
I am SO sorry to hear of the passing of your Sweet Cosmo. I know the hole she leaves in your heart, but she left knowing that she was loved as much as she could be loved and I am sure she loved you the same! I feel confident that we will be reunited with our dear Basenjis one day. Sending love and prayers for both of you.
I’m impressed with the University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in reaching out to you and making a donation in memory of Jengo. You definitely have to do a shadow memory box for Jengo - I love the one you did for your previous dog. What a beautiful memorial! 🐾❤️
@crystalncody I'm so Sorry for all your many loss's. At least Bucky is there now. & he's helping you in the same way that you're helping him. Life is full of so many twists & turns. I'm just glad you all are together!
@eeeefarm unfortunately we just lost Leo on the 9th of this month. He was also an excellent dog. He did like tissues but thats all he would chew. We could leave him alone in the house uncrated and he wouldnt bother anything. They were amazing pups! We got Leo from Jan when he was about 14 weeks. I believe we met Perry while we were there meeting Leo for the first time but I cant be certain. I miss that dog like crazy.
I am so sorry to hear this. So difficult to lose them and how devastated you must be. I still have tears whenever I think about losing Perry. I can talk about him and smile with memories, but if anyone who doesn't know he's gone asks about him I just dissolve in tears still. I'm crying now thinking about him.
If Leo was anything like Perry I know how much you could trust him and how much you must have loved him. BTW, Jan's dogs are taught from puppyhood not to chew things up. Perry adored his plush toys and never harmed them, and I put that down to Jan's training. He had the run of the house and I knew absolutely that I would never come home to a mess. No dog will ever replace him in my heart, but perhaps with time I can find space for a rescue.
I can appreciate that you believe in reincarnation, that doesn't make it a fact or real.
But because it is based on your beliefs, nothing I can say will help. I can't comprehend believing that the actions of a living person prevents the soul of anyone from making the trip they are designed to make, but if you believe that is so, then, again, nothing will help you until you are ready to let go and can stop feeling like you are holding him back.
It's so upsetting to hear this. It makes one wonder why cancer is so common in our dogs. My two pups passed from cancer. I just recently lost Talker at 14 1/2 years of age. His niece Savannah passed at 9 years of age. I am so sorry that you have gone thru so many losses.