I remember the time I lost my first pet. It was hard for me to move on, but I was determined to take comfort in aspects of life that could never replace my beloved dog. I took solace in the fact that her memory would always be with me, and that she had left behind a legacy of happy times and loving memories. A friend asked why I was so upset and when I told them, their reply was, “It’s only a dog…” Ouch-that stung even more. My friend was not a pet owner and never was. Unless you are-you will never understand the sorrow of losing one of your best friends and a family member. There are few things that cause the kind of pain you experience when losing a beloved pet.
While nothing can take that pain away-here are the top 10 comforting pet loss quotes quotes that may help reduce the trauma.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die, I want to go where they went.Will Rogers
If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people.James Thurber
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them and filling an emptiness we didn’t ever know we had.
His ears were often the first thing to catch my tears.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Winnie The Pooh
Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.
If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.
As we come to the end of this post, I want to leave you with one final thought. Losing a pet is hard. It’s one of the most difficult things many of us will ever go through. But, as tough as it is, we have to remember that we are not alone. There are others who understand what we’re going through and they are willing to offer comfort in our time of need. So please, if you are feeling lost and alone after your pet dies, reach out for help. Talk to your friends and family, or find a support group online. Let yourself grieve – it’s okay to take your time – but know that there is hope on the other side.