Good morning, Dear Readers!
This won’t be a long post today- I am still not feeling so well after losing my sweet Bear the other day. Thank you to everyone who has offered condolences & prayers. They are so appreciated! Everyone is deeply sad & missing our special Chow Chow. I’ve also heard a few things I wish I hadn’t since we lost Bear. I wanted to share so in case anyone who is reading this knows someone who has lost a pet, please do NOT say the following…
- You should be glad he’s in a better place/not suffering/out of pain.
- We can’t be selfish & want a pet to stay with us when they’re suffering.
- You should have put him down.
Please remember- when someone loses a pet, it is very much like losing a child. This person has lost someone they love, nurture, care for, medicate, feed, nurse when sick, & everything else a parent does for a child. This person didn’t lose “just an animal.” This person lost someone they loved deeply, & it is going to take time to learn to live without him/her. I can’t say pet parents ever “get over” losing their beloved pet- we simply learn to adapt the best we can without that special furkid.
This is my Bear with Bo as a kitten…he LOVED being the proud parent. When my husband & I adopted Bo & Luke in 2010, Bear was thrilled. He loved cats, but seemed to have an especially soft spot for kittens. Notice the “proud mama” smile.. 🙂
I wanted to pop in to say thank you, as well as to post a very interesting link I read this morning. It’s about discovering your “apology language.” Remember Gary Chapman’s book “The Five Love Languages” that was popular probably 15 years ago or so?? It was a really good book! Well, he’s created this quiz to help you determine your apology language, too, in other words, the type of apology that you need.
It’s very interesting- take a few minutes to check it out!
Wishing everyone a very good Saturday!