LSK, how my heart cries for you right now! Your Charley sounds like he was King of your world! What a blessing for him to have you as a mom!
No, you will never get over the sadness of your loss, but you will be able to shelve the grief so that Charley's memories will bring you more smiles than tears! I lost my 18 year old Cali almost 3 years ago and she is in my thoughts every day still. I find that I can say her name now and recount memories with happiness rather than being crushed to tears !
Please, know that you are not alone! You come here whenever you need to talk about Charley and the joy he brought into your life!
We truly know how you feel!
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Lo, please know that you wonderful, handsome Charley will be at your side forever more, never again to feel pain or suffer in any way.
Every time the wind blows, the sun rises, the sun sets, the seasons change, Charley will be at your side. You will feel him looking at you with his beautiful, soulful brown eyes, you will hear him woofing at you softly, letting you know that all is well, he is never far from you.
You will carry him in your heart, in your mind's eye, in your soul until the day comes that you will be together with him again.
Right now, mourn, cry, grieve. Let yourself feel whatever you need to feel. At some point the tears will slow, the mourning will become remembering and the grieving will become smiles at all of the wonderful memories that you have of your boy.
Know that all of us who have the privilege to own, or should I say to be owned by, one of these glorious creatures called Poodles know and understand your pain. Take comfort in the knowledge that you are not alone.
Whenever I feel despair for those that are gone, I find comfort in the beautiful simplicity of life and the interconnectedness that we all share.
I think in this we are never alone, and never truly separated from our loved ones. Keep these memories close to your heart, and when the time is right find it in your heart to love another and make new memories.
This speech from NDT always makes me feel better, and more connected to what I love. I hope you find comfort and peace in these troubling times.
do not wish to upset you . You might check out a webb called Rainbows Bridg . com, they have a grief center for broken hearted people that have lost there beloved pets.All kind of things to help, check it out, it just might help a little.
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It is hard to see my keyboard through my tears. We all ache with you. I hope it helps you to hear that my father was very disabled from wounds he suffered in world war II. Much of my childhood memory is of my father in pain. Since his passing I have found comfort in a vision of him walking straight and tall and pain free. Your boy is free of the burdens his body could no longer carry.
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Thank you so very much Cavon, Marylynn, Abbe, Lily and et all...... This forum saved my breaking spirit today. Now I need to mend my heart. This is a mountain of pain that I must climb. Thank you all for the help in that climb.
I am so deeply saddened for you.Your pain is so familiar to all of us who have lost a beloved heart dog, and there is nothing but the slow move of time that will bring some lessening of your grief. There’s no way around it-just do allow yourself to grieve as fully as you need to, out of respect for that special boy that was a partner to you in every sense of the word.Never mind what others think- this is your journey.
You were so very privileged to experience the soulful singular dedication of a wonderful dog such as Charley, and that is what you miss now- you feel alone without your friend by your side.
One day, and I promise you that day will come, you will be able to think of him with a smile and warm love and you’ll remember how singular he was to you, and still is. Nobody will ever be able to take his place in your heart.. But your heart is big and you will be able to love again.
Sending you hugs and want you to know that I am thinking of you. I was there; I remember it all, and my thoughts will be there with you.
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