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Added Dec 10 2017

Anyone needing a pup sitter during these holidays, please feel free to reach out. It would help me more than words can describe...no charge!

  • So sorry for your loss.
    I was really struggling after my last cat died because he was such a character, and he often seemed more like a dog than cat. He would actually go to the door with me when someone knocked, the way a dog does. When he died I just couldn't get over the heartache, even though family members were sympathetic and kind about his death.

    I found a pet grief session over at Tree House, and went, and we, two of us who lost a pet and the Tree House staff member who runs the session, spent about an hour talking about our pets who died, showing pictures, sharing memories, and shedding a few tears. After that I felt much better, and was able to get over it.

    So if you find you're not getting over the sadness of losing your friend very well, try attending one of these sessions somewhere. It did me a world of good.

  • Hi!
    I’m very sorry for your loss too, devasting.
    It hasn’t been that long at all and I still can’t breathe, sleep or much of anything. I still feel her presence, hear , smell her and sometimes call her name..Turbs was my existence and my heart has a hole. My sweet Angel....I certainly greatly appreciate the recommendation.thank you for your kind words and sharing...🙏🏼❤️

  • I noticed PAWS has a pet grief support meeting once a month and so does Anti-Cruelty.
    Here's a list off the PAWS website. http://www.pawschicago.org/news-resources/resources/coping-with-pet-loss/

  • smartypants Be Nice

    Competitor, I am so sorry for your loss. Please get in touch with Alive Rescue or any other. We always need help at holiday time as many of our wonderful foster parents travel then and it is so hard for us to find loving people who can take in a needy animal for so short a time.

  • Philip Independent Business owner ,47th. ward since 1968

    So sorry for your loss, at my age I’ve lost a few of my best buddies in my life thus far , I’ve always found that looking around for your next little best friend until he finds you will help ease the pain . There are many in need of someone like you .

  • My heart goes out to you as well. Pets are more than living creatures and become a living part of our souls. Forever. I’ve no doubt your girl lived the life of Riley and you’re both so lucky to have had each other.
    I work w Paws frequently and there may be a new little girl that needs someone as much as you might. Her name is Gabriella and suffered an unconscionable act from her previous owner. I met her last we and fell in love, instantly. She’s being fostered but needs a forever home. PM me and I can get you more info.

  • I feel your pain. Competitor.

    It's hard to believe, my beloved Golden Retriever will be gone for 10 years later this month. I still find myself getting choked up a bit when I speak of him to others. I have a new companion but it took a while to have the mindset to do so.

    When I lost Stanley, I looked for ways to remember and memorialize him. I have a 4
    frame picture frame which depicts him in different stages of his life complete with his last collar and tennis ball hanging from it. I also had a little letter I wrote to remember every little thing about him and the good memories. I break it out on the date of his leaving me and on his birthday. I don't find myself adding to this letter much anymore. I do find myself smiling when I read it though.

    I also purchased a granite stone with a photo likeness on it...much like a headstone. I have that in my backyard where Stanley loved to hang out.

    imagesonmarble.com is the site.

    It gets easier to cope but Turbs will always be in your heart!!!

  • Pam10 1010

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Reading about your beautiful angel reminds me of our angels. Bitter sweet memories. I miss them so much, but the memories are heart warming and filled with love. I’m a volunteer at Paws Chicago on Clybourn. There is an application you can fill out on line to be a foster to puppies that need care before they’re available for adoption. Others, all different breeds, ages and personalities that just need some couch time until their adopted.
    Lucky dog to have had your love.

  • Neighbors,
    I’m sincerely overwhelmed by all the support and kind words,, suggestions . Thank You!
    If you met my sweet Turbs you’d understand...and for all of you who have lost an Angel
    Savior, I’m truly sorry. 🙏🏼

    She was sick for a while but it was being maintained. She had a very violent seizure(glucosamine was a20 when for pups should be 60+) and out of no where, 2 days in hospital and all the underlined health concerns were revealed. Arthritis, Addison’s disease (steroid 1xdaily - monthly injections). I’d take her having accidents all over again, if only.....🙏🏼🐻. A night of rare behavior next am trip to the vet and the unexpected..felt /heard her last breathe.stopped vet from compressions didn’t want her to suffer/hurt more. So the guilt I have is beyond words. If only I had taken her to ER night before..right....😭🐻❤️🙏🏼

  • She required mommas round o’clock care and I don’t regret a second of loss sleep,Home cooked meals, cleaning up accidents , carrying and just lovin my sweet pup angel Turbs...RIP My Angel! 🐻❤️🙏🏼

  • CHB

    You’re much stronger than I am. But your ideas are a very good way to try and heal! Thank you. Stanley was blessed to have you...🙏🏼🐻❤️

  • Thank you neighbors!

    Pam10-Paws Chicago is such a great place. Another great idea -fostering a rascal...:) can’t say thank you enoug
    Phillip - until he/she finds me...isn’t that something the impact these babies have in our lives..❤️🙏🏼
    Beep- didn’t even know grieve sessions after losing our angels existed. Thank you!
    Sp-
    Another great idea..I’m going to reach out

    Wishing all of you a very Safe, Blessed and Joyous Xmas! X❤️

  • @competitor, sad to hear the news of your loss, thou we are left with memories. peace be with you,

  • catlady for the love of cats, lets get along!

    aww im so sorry for your loss.

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    Ive heard anti crueltys grief group is great. I think i only lasted a month before i fostered another.

  • So sorry. We lost our rescue Greyhound last year. We were devastated. We immediately went and got another one. He's been a blessing. Hope and thoughts with you.

  • Thank you very much for the kindness

    This Xmas -Turbs loved presents, she opened hers and mine ...this year zero for me and donate to others in need. X🐻❤️

  • Mute Truth is not determined by majority vote

    My rottie used to open her own presents too!

  • @john.
    I’m very sorry for your loss and happy that you all rescued again and have filled your home with more pup angel blessings...they’re the best! 🙏🏼❤️

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    My sincere and deepest condolences.

  • Weebis Politically Incorrect Thought Criminal

    Unfortunately, grief is the bill that comes due for the loss of a beloved pet.

    A friend of mine once said, " that's the price of the gift they give us during their far too short time with us."

  • Thank you-
    I will be visiting Paws tomorrow (at least that’s my plan.....) 🙏🏼

  • Cherish Criswell Avondale artist

    I have a friend who fosters a sweet black pittie mix named Oliver- she is leaving the country for three months and the rescue organization (Don’t Bully My Breed) is desperately seeking a temporary foster. Oliver has come so far and is a sweet boy doing great in his training but he does very poorly when boarded. Perhaps this would be a good fit.

  • Cherish,

    Just sent you an email.

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