You are both absolutely right! They do have a way of getting us through the "rough patches" of our lives... I think that is why it is SO much harder when we lose them. We don't have them to turn to anymore to deal with our heartaches. It is hard when the one "person" you turn to for coping/sympathy is gone. I know that my Tyler had more tears shed in his fur than most. Our furbabies really are with us through everything... Our silent supporters.
Pattie, I'm glad you shared your feelings with the group. I think that "misery/sorrow shared is divided... blessings shared are multiplied..." The saying goes something like that at least. At any rate, it does help to share your pain with the people who can understand and relate to what you are dealing with. We're here for you whatever you need.
I know Sandi can attest to the fact that we all patch up our hearts in our own ways and move on to honor our pets. I had framed photos made of Tyler with sayings on them. One a friend had made for me for my birthday and one I had made for my mom and myself with the picture from the team page. The poem on that one was:
Tribute To A Best Friend
Sunlight streams through window pane
onto a spot upon the floor.
Then I remember,
itís where you used to lie,
but now you are no more.
Our feet walk down a hall of carpet,
and muted echoes sound.
Then I remember,
itís where your paws would joyously abound.
A voice is heard along the road
and up beyond the hill.
Then I remember, it canít be yours.
Your golden voice is still.
But Iíll take that vacant spot of floor
and empty muted hall
and lay them with the absent voice
and unused dish along the wall.
Iíll wrap these treasured memorials
in a blanket of my love
and keep them for my best friend
until we meet above.
If you haven't checked out the poems/quotes, you may want to, but be warned... They ALWAYS make me cry. It's a very cleansing thing for me though. I guess we each find something that works for us. Poetry helps me...
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