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the pain is still there

Discussion in 'Grief and Bereavement' started by minion, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. minion

    minion Well-Known Member

    It’s been over a year now, and it still hurts me. To remember. I lost my best friend for a stupid action someone did. They were not thinking and in the end, ended up killing my best friend of over seventeen some odd long years. Okay…maybe it’s not a typical thing to grieve about, but my dog was my best friend and he’s long gone.

    He was a good part of my life, he was there when my family split, from our move from South Dakota to Iowa, through most of every trauma I had when I was growing up. He was always there to lay a head in my lap and listen to my rants, my fears, my cries. He was always there to cheer me up, however reason that he came up with, dropping a tennis ball into my lap…or barking at my brother. He was perfect.

    The day he died, my life was turned upside down. My best friend was ripped from my life. I had no one to rely on to keep my secrets hidden. To be a buffer when I needed someone to talk to. To be there for me.

    My mom did try her best to get me another dog, but sadly he didn’t work out. He wasn’t the same. I think now I have to heal before I try to replace him.
  2. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    im sorry for your loss :hug:
  3. Pingu

    Pingu Well-Known Member

    im sorry for your loss :sad:
    i know how you are feeling, i recently lost my dog, and he wasnt like a normal dog, he ment so much to me.
  4. bonkers

    bonkers New Member

    Kewlcheese, yes when I lost my dog back in 2002 it was a devastating experience for me too, you sound just like me, your dog was your friend and what we call in Australia your best mate. (buddy) My first dog was called bonkers, miss him, then I had a second dog, you will always miss your pet, I know I do, share with you the pain of it.--BK
  5. freshday

    freshday New Member

    daisy chain,your right ,great words of wisdom!
  6. rootedphoenix

    rootedphoenix Well-Known Member

    I felt the same way about my dog. She died when I was 14 (I'm 28 now) and it still hurts. :cry: I guess you try to remember all the good times? :hug:
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