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Is it silly or insignificant?

The loss of a loved one…a human is profound. What is it about the loss of a pet that we take into our lives, or is it the other way around? Profound loss, I say. Months later it brings tears. So powerful was the influence of Emma Louise in our lives that even today the mere mention of her name or her image causes a pause for reflection and an audible or silent homage.

Emma Louise, The Sweet, SwittersB

Less evident are the pet’s feelings left behind. I am convinced they suffer affliction to their routines, patterns and yes hearts! Harley, was very close to Emma.

 

Harley-pet-dogs-SwittersB-photography

Harley has seemed at a loss for the last six months since Emma passed. Time has passed but the routines are different now. Harley seems to be much more dependent now even with lots of loves. The nuisance and teasing of two cats has not lifted Harley’s spirits.

When I come across the postings of folks that lose a pet, my eyes well up for their loss and for my unresolved loss. So it is.


12 Responses to “Is it silly or insignificant?”


  1. December 25, 2014 at 23:25

    My tears… I am sad too, RIP to lovely Emma and not easy for her best friend now. Even not easy for us too. Love, nia

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  2. December 24, 2014 at 07:11

    RIP Emma. She was a cute dog. ❤

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  3. December 24, 2014 at 06:24

    In 2004 – 12/23 to be exact, i had to let go of my first little girl – 11 days after my mom passed away. I still cannot think of Chloe without crying. And last night, i was transported back to that moment, when i gave her last treat, last kiss and hug and the last glance into her big brown eyes. I knew i was doing the right decision, but it was heartbreaking and it still is after 10 years.

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  4. December 24, 2014 at 05:02

    The loss of a dog is the greatest pain I have ever felt. They open our hearts completely … and stay in our hearts forever. When one dies I always take the collar for the other to sniff so he knows he isn’t coming back. I think dogs accept death as part of life.
    Hugs to you Gary and Harley.
    xo

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  5. December 24, 2014 at 00:06

    may they keep wagging
    brightly in our hearts.

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  6. December 23, 2014 at 23:20

    I agree. Even years later, looking at old photos….there is sadness.
    We had two cats (male and female) that were litter mates.
    He loved her so much. When she died, he lost his very best friend, the love of his life. I think he would have given his life if he could have saved hers.
    He was so sad, for a long time he didn’t even want to get up. We cried when we lost her, but watching him suffer after she was gone—was heartbreaking.
    http://storieswithnobooks.com/2013/04/28/love-lives-beyond-death/

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