Originally Posted by FurMum
Whenever I read sad stories about other people losing their pets, I shed tears for them and feel their pain. Sometimes I can't even comment because I can't see the screen for the tears. My furbabies are my 4-legged "children", as I never had any children of my own. Perhaps if I thought of them differently, the pain wouldn't be so bad when I miss my Sheba, but that's just the way it is. It hurts, and there are days when there's no explaining the pain - it's just there!
I agree so completely with that! The majority of the time, I must admit that I avoid reading posts in this forum because I cry and cry and cry and in a way, I relive the pain I felt when I lost my Tank. I still miss him like crazy, and it will be a year in May. I cried for days after I had to make the awful decision to put him to rest. If I think deeply about it and am having a fairly emotional day, I still will cry. I am quite an emotional person, and very empathetic, and I feel each and every one of these people's pain that have posted here. Sometimes, I can't comment on others because it just hurts my heart too badly. I loved my baby boy, and I still do, and I will never forget him or the joy he brought to my life during his brief stay with us. Yes, I can look at his pictures now and smile rather than bawl, and that is quite a relief. But there is still a tiny gnawing at my heart when I think of him, and I have accepted that there probably always will be. People who do rescue work amaze me beyond words. I would be so incredibly devestated after a single loss that I don't know that I could continue on with it. They have such deep hearts that are so resilient...It's amazing and beautiful what they do.
Maggie, I read your tribute, and it was beautiful. One of the many that I couldn't find the right words to say in response. But I will say that it brought me to tears. You are in my heart, as is Bettiecracka and everyone else who has posted here.