This week has been a very hard week for my family. My grandmother passed early this morning with all of us by her side. Then, after my sister and I drove back to TN to collect our spouses before the services tomorrow and Monday, my sister's beloved English bulldog, Lola, died. There was a mishap with their gate and fence, and she and their other dog got out. They were unaware they were even out of the yard, and they ran onto a busy rode in our town. Lola was hit and killed, and our family is just devastated. I tried to find some photos on my computer of her, but they're all in print. She was 5 and was my sister's first "baby" before she had her 2 children. She was one of the sweetest and happiest dogs I've ever encountered and LOVED those children. I just wanted to share this as we are in need of prayers at this time.
I'm so sorry, Jessica, for both your losses. That is a special experience to be able to gather the family to be at your grandmother's side, though, and I'm sure that meant a lot to all. :flwr: But then, how terrible for your sister to have this accident happen and lose Lola -- who sounds lovely -- so close to the loss of your grandmother. :( It would be hard enough as is but it can only compound the losses all around. My thoughts are with your family.
Oh Jessica, so sorry. Losing a family member and a beloved pet (also family member) together like that is just awful. But maybe Lola is with your grandmother.
I, too, lost a dog, a vizsla named Riley on New Years Eve 2003/04 when we were out of town and neighbors were watching our dogs. Apparently the fireworks excited him (he was a bird dog and thought fireworks were people hunting) and the dogs somehow lifted the chain link gate off it's hinges, escaped, and got killed out on a busy road. Fortunately a kind person rescued our other vizsla who was darting in and out of cars before she, too was killed and used the info on their tags to find us.
I understand the guilt that is felt when you wonder what you should have done different that might have prevented the disaster. Don't feel this way, though, because it won't change anything, and you don't deserve to feel that way.
Time will help to heal the loss.
Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Jessica,I'm so sorry for both your losses. That's such an awful lot to cope with :( Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers :hug::hug:
Jessica, sorry to hear about your losses. This must be an extremely hard time for you and your sister. Keeping you in my prayers :flwr::flwr:
Oh what a very sad time ,pls take care thoughts and wishes from us all ,so sorry for you.
Bri and all
Jessica - I am so sorry to hear of your losses. A family loss is hard enough not to compound it with the loss of a pet. I'm so sorry you're family is going through such trying times.
You and your family are in my thoughts Jessica, I'm so sorry to hear about your sad double loss, Take care
Jessica ,I'm so sorry to hear this. What a horrible week this must have been:(
I'm so sorry to hear of your tragic losses - it's hard to lose both family members and our beloved companions, and when it happens at the same time, that's just awful.
Just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts