My heart is broken. My dog Molly has passed away.

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  1. Nunya_B

    Family animals are family, period. The loss is felt no less keenly than if they were human. The worst part of having a loving pet, is that barring the inevitable, they will predecease you. Knowing this never eases the pain.
    I am sincerely sorry for your loss.

  2. travtasticv2

    My kitty Snickers just died on October 25th. I got her as a rescue back in 1999, and she was born in either early 1996 or early 1997.

    I keep getting told that it's going to get better, and I'm sure it will, but it hasn't yet.

    I'll be getting two kitties from our local kill shelter in the next few days. I'm pretty sure that's what she would want in her little cat way, and I figure it's the least I can do.

  3. niktemadur

    I truly feel your pain, the lady in my avatar for so many years now, my Bebita for almost 15 years, we had to put her to sleep this Monday, the sense of loss is overwhelming.
    She is survived by her birth brother and two rescue brothers. We are taking comfort in each other, but I am struggling to find out how to live without the apple in my eye.

    Bebita. April 12, 1999 - November 25, 2013.

  4. technogeekagain

    My mantra for such times:

    We don't have them long enough.
    But they have us all their lives.
    That's not a bad thing.

  5. Byron33196

    My condolences on Molly's passing.

    I know that our pets having such short lives in comparison to ours is one of the hardest things to accept. When I lost my dog Ernie, I was heartbroken, but I came to a realization:

    Take the span of the average human life, and subtract away all of the time we spend going to school, going to work, doing chores, doing all of the things that we have to do just to get through life. Leave behind only the happiness; walks in the park, days in the sun, time spent with loved ones. What you find is that the best parts of our lives add up to a dog's life.

    It's not that our pets lead short lives; they just skip over the mundane parts and live the best parts in fast forward... and we get to be there for all of it.

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