Coping with pet loss || Grief and pet loss ||
Pet loss and grieving
A loved one is
never truly gone until they are forgotten,
...to live in the hearts of those left behind is to live forever!
IN LOVING MEMORY
I lost my Captain over a week ago. He passed away at home with me by his
side. He was ten years old & had some heart problems. He had lived a healthy
life thus far for a Dane in his senior years.
I adopted Captain when he was 3 and since then he was always a good dog. He
was especially well behaved on a leash & was a pleasure to take for a walk.
Unfortunately, I could not take any credit for training him. His mellow
temperament was appreciated by anyone who knew him or those who just simply
stopped to pet him. Everyone always commented on his friendly & dignified
behavior. I always thought it was strange that he did not like toys. Maybe
he thought toys were too frivolous for such a regal Dane like himself.
Captain did have some hobbies like laying in the sun, sleeping in my office,
eating, biting his toenails & going for rides in the van. He also liked to
paw at the kitchen cabinets when he knew a pizza just came out of the oven!
Of course, he always got a little something. Captain got along well with my
other Danes. He always accepted new dogs & they respected him in return. He
did not want any trouble. I often referred to Captain as “My Rock” or “My
Captain you are greatly missed. I wish you could of stayed around longer. I
am so glad that we got to go out for ice cream last Monday. You were feeling
really good that day and that is how I would like to remember you best.
Tina, JD, Grandma & Grandpa, & the remaining Danes; Mars, River, Doonesbury,
Crystal, Sky & Nitron.
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