We said goodbye to our beloved Bess 2 weeks ago.

Discussion in 'The Rainbow Bridge' started by AntB, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. AntB

    AntB Registered Users

    Jan 30, 2020
    Two weeks ago on Saturday. The time had come, I know that to be true. She definitely wasn't herself and her symptoms were ticking all the boxes you hear about. Folks say it was the greatest act of love. We said goodbye as we whispered in her hear how much we loved her, as we did every night. She was a grand age (13y 2 mth) I've stopped looking for logic where it doesn't exist even though I know she was ready to pass, happy we acted in good time before she stuffed and I'm left utterly heartbroken. The rest of my family were heartbroken too but deal with grief differently from me. I need to share and talk but want to respect that they don't find that easy. Hence my post. I know it will subside and tomorrow we get her back in her little earn - even on walks she never strayed where she couldn't see us so that decision feels right. Maybe having her back will boost the healing.❤
  2. sarah@forumHQ

    sarah@forumHQ Moderator

    Oct 1, 2018
    Hi AntB, welcome to the forum. I'm sorry to hear about Bess, it's so very hard to let them go. Is that her in your profile picture? She has a lovely face, she's making me smile just to look at her. I hope that in time you and your family will be able to look back together and reflect on all the happy times you shared. Best wishes, Sarah.
  3. Athena

    Athena Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    Jun 13, 2018
    NE coast, USA
    I'm so sorry for your loss. What a joy to have a dog that never strayed from your side :)
    Our local vet school clinic has a grief support group. Perhaps you can ask your vet to help you find something similar?
  4. J.D

    J.D Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    May 9, 2019
    Hampshire UK
    So sorry. It is very hard but you did the right thing. When we lost our last one I cried every time I had to tell someone new.I felt such a wet bag but people who have had a dog understand. Eventually the pain eases and you remember the good times. Take care of yourself.
  5. Edp

    Edp Registered Users

    Mar 16, 2014
    Super sad, but I think an honour to allow your pet to die with dignity. Loss is hard, it gets easier with time but your dog will always have a place in your heart. Take your time and be kind to yourself.

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