Flynn of Sir Winston fame
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Helen, Georgia
Submit Photo: 22
Photo Submissions 9 Times in 9 Posts
Thank goodness for memories both good and sad, but I must say there are times when just out of the blue, literally, a thought of a long ago pet will creep into my mind and the tears will come. They all have special memories and I have special grief, but like the good memories the sad ones stay too. My little Min Pin who did not like living in a house with just cats brought home a little abused dachshund and taught the shy little thing everything he needed to know to be prince of the house (King of the house was the MinPin)...My tuxedo cat who showed up on the exact spot where I buried my recently lost tuxedo cat..not easy since there are 5 acres involved..it was like seeing a ghost. My cat who died and when I picked him up to bury him found a four leaf clover in his white fur. (Too sad to tell anymore about that). The inevitable loss of my MinPin, my Dachshund, and some others over 40 odd years leave me thankful to have had them but selfish enough to wish they could have stayed longer.
I think the one thing we have to be able to do is release our pets when they can no longer be made comfortable and not keep them in pain because we are too selfish to let them go. Pets just do not live long enough, and because their love is so pure, it is difficult for us to let go. We need to be aware of how loyal they are to us and spend more time enjoying them...nothing lasts forever. And we all feel guilty when they are gone, it is human nature I think.
Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.”
Flynn, lady-in-waiting to Sir Winston and Lady Mia