Awwww....I just saw this and am so very sorry for your loss of sweet Cappi. You definitely gave her a lovely life and she loved you. I know how painful this is. It is good that you can feel that peace that she went comfortably and peacefully. I think your happy memories will gradually replace this sharp pain of loss as you go through the grieving process. It always takes time, that's for sure. But I do wish you peace and acceptance as you go along. Lots of hugs and comfort sent your way.
When I lost my heart dog, Lyric I wrote some poems which seemed to be therapeutic for me. I had a really hard time accepting that he was gone, as he was way too young to go...just 4. One thing I felt like, was that he was not really gone altogether. I hung on to him for a while. And I thought of it like a rose bush that doesn't die, but the flowers go in winter and come back in spring. The bush stays alive and in your heart your dog stays alive with the memories. I'll share it with you. But as I grieved, the acceptance would come and go. And finally, the pain eased up. But we never forget our dogs. And I wouldn't want to. Much later, we can smile when we look at photos and recount happy stories with family.
The First Rose
The first rose in spring is a glorious thing,
and my new puppy, he was a rose.
Budding, new beginning, a reflection to me,
of how perpetual life might be.
The rose bush, it stays as the flowers fade,
and again and again it will bloom.
But my own sweet rose, not a lasting thing,
has faded forever except in my dreams…
The memories though, are lasting so…
perhaps new growth will come,
He’ll return in the spring, to walk with me,
as we did so long ago.
The bush, it remains inside, in my dreams,
it’s roots planted deep and strong,
The flower is gone, but life goes on if I draw from the past and hold it fast…
And never let it go.
Lots of heart felt sympathy to you. And may peace and acceptance come to you.
Properly trained, a man can be dog's best friend.
"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams 1776
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I missed this post over the holidays. I'm so very saddened to hear of Cappi's passing. I'm sure you miss her terribly. I know some time has passed and I hope that you and Flower have been able to comfort each other.
Wishing you two all the best--Crystal
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