That common bond between people who have and love animals. I read a blog today where a lady informed her readers that he dog has unexpectedly passed away from kidney failure. I read another blog where a man was explaining that his dog will likely pass away soon. I have a friend at church whose dog got out at their friend's house and did not make it... I have cried and cried this morning. What a horrible loss. What a horribly empty feeling to go through... so heartbreaking. I have had pets pass away in the past. I have had to put one to sleep. It is horrible. It is not a feeling I would wish even upon my worst enemy... to lose someone who is so much a part of your life. I know you read this same phrase again and again, but Milly and Shelby are my heart. My life. My happiness. The thought of them one day not being here is too much to bear. I realize that they are only 3 years old and should have a great deal of life left in them... but you just never know. I am so sorry for the losses of these friends. One of the ladies said that some people might not understand because it is "just a dog" but to walk into an empty house with toys scattered around and bowls here and there... I just never want to do that. I know one day I will have to and the thought makes me sick. I read a quote that said something about how we do not really own dogs, we lease them and we just hope for a long lease. It's so true. I know that Milly and Shelby's life will never be as long as I'd like, but while they are here they bring me such extreme happiness and love that I would risk the horrible pain in order to have them be a part of my life, of my heart. I would always make the decision to have them as my babies. That has never been a question.
So, to Milly and Shelby- you are the loves of my life. I am so glad we are family. :)
And to the families who are grieving the loss of your loved ones... my heart and prayers go out to you.