Today has been a day filled with tears of sadness. Not for me but for another member of SP. We do not know each other, yet her situation resonates with me and I truly do share the misery she and her son are undergoing.
BOVEY63 lost her beautiful dog Ginger today
. Please go to her profile page, read the blog she posted earlier and her friend feed update and look at the pictures of dear Ginger www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
. If you have been a pet owner as I and many other have been, and are, you know the special attachment that develops between pets and their owners. Especially pet dogs.
They protect us and are unwaveringly loyal. They are funny and playful. They sense when we are sad and when we are happy. All they ask in return is a bit of love and attention.
So when I first read BOVEY63's blog this morning I had to save it because I was crying too much. But this evening when I went back to it the tears continued to flow.
All for a dog I have never seen in person.
But also for the owners, especially the young son who is devastated over losing his best friend.
Perhaps my tears are from memories of having lost so many of my own pets in the past. Or maybe from the fear of the days in the future when I will lose even more of them.
But, isn't passing on part of our circle of live on earth? For people and pets? Still, it is a difficult situation to face. I also feel this way about friends and others when they lose a family member but it just seems different for me when it comes to pets. That may sound uncaring but is not meant that way. I also grieve deeply for my relatives and friends who have died.
So why so much emotion for a dog I have only seen in pictures and for people I have never met? Is it simply an emotionally down day for me for some unknown reason? Unresolved grief? A feeling of compassion for those who are hurting, especially a young boy who may not yet comprehend why these things happen?
I don't know. I wish I could be there for Ginger's family to share some tears and to offer a real hug
of support. So, why the tears? I don't know and I am not ashamed for having them.
RIP in Rainbow
Heaven Ginger. I am sure you left many happy memories for those who knew you. I wish we had been able to spend time together.