It has been one week and this heartbroken soul is still trying to make sense over the sudden death of his pet, however, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to you all. Your kindness and words of inspiration not only comforted me, but the unselfish act of sharing your own stories of grief and loss have humbled me, and my family. I know that we can never repay you, but please accept the knowledge that each and every one of you have helped eased our pain.
It has always been my belief that people who say they can do without a pet in their life is missing something very special. And while it is true that most of us will own multiple pets in our lifetimes, and thus witness multiple losses along the way - it is still worth every moment of joy our pets give us. As one well wisher said, "we live to love again." Indeed that is true, but, I believe a big reason for that is because they give us their unconditional love. To those of us who believe in God, we should offer thanks for that special gift. To those who may not be religiously inclined, well, please accept your pets love for what it is just the same. Scientific studies have shown that our pets help us live longer lives and offer us all a respite from life's daily pressures. In either case - we are all better off for having them in our lives.
Losing a pet is never easy, especially those rare ones who somehow are kindred with their owners. My Schmoozie was one of those kindred soul pets. He instinctively knew whenever I needed a boost or just his comfort as he lay his tiny head on my hand. I already miss that and have had a much harder time dealing with his loss than I ever imagined I could, or would. Then again, even our Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Abbey, has taken the passing of her companion hard. You can sense that she is lost without him and even though she has been given plenty of extra attention - hasn't cheered up all that much.
Everyone here sure misses the Schmooze -
but we felt it necessary to thank you all for your kindness.
As for Schmooze, he has taught me to accept the Tears of God.