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Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roxi on Sunday. 17 Replies

The prelude to losing my beloved Lynne was us packing a "hospital bag", then leaving, as had been done a number of times before, so it was nothing new to our dog Merlin. For the next 29 days, I only…Continue

New forum member, trying to "find my way"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rainy (Misty) Feb 7. 8 Replies

I was just recently accepted as a new member of this website. I lost my beloved wife a bit over 18 months ago. It was quite a "hill to climb" for me to make a "leap of faith" to put my very personal…Continue

 

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Roxi replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"Dee what a beautiful story! They really help us...dogs and cats! We have someone  who need us ....thank for share your moving experience  take care ciao Roxi"
Sunday
Dee1960 replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"Gosh, this post has brought tears to my eyes, but also makes me want to tell my story, which is long... so will try to make a long story short. My husband and I had two cats and a dog. Boomer, our dog was almost 16 and had many geriatric problems:…"
Sunday
Mrs.Linda replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"Our Aussie came to us after her previous people had passed away.  She stayed very close to Dan during his illness and slept under his hospital bed after that awful day when it was set up in our living room and we knew what that meant. …"
Aug 9
vintage56(barb) replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"I have not had a pet for years, but I cried when I read the original post. Dogs and cats know SO much more than we give them credit for."
Aug 5
frankenpickle replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"My humble opinion- If your beloved wife Lupe is in Hospice, and your beloved family cat and Lupe want to cuddle in bed, the nurse should LET THEM. A really GOOD hospice nurse would not be UPSET, but would give the cat a lift if needed!! About 25…"
Jul 28
Lupe's husband replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"When my wife was in hospice, I remember the nurse got upset because our cat wanted to jump in the bed with Lupe.   I think he wanted to take care of her as best he could.   Now he's getting old and its my turn to take care of him.…"
Jul 27
frankenpickle replied to Canshifter's discussion What is the most insensitive thing someone has said to you about your loss?
"I, too, had someone say to me- "God doesn't give us anything more than we can handle". I replied- "Well, when GOD says it to me, I'll believe it. Until THEN, when YOU say it to me, I say "Shut up and leave me…"
May 9
frankenpickle replied to soulmate's discussion If you could choose one song to express how you feel after the death of your spouse what would it be?
"Well, PhilEC, I just looked up "When I'm Gone" on youtube. Had never heard of the song or artist, but it MELTED me into a sobbing mess. That's OK. It's been a while since I had some "catharsis". Thanks SO much for…"
Mar 10
TheEDCZone replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"My wife Lisa and I decided that we would get a cat for the kids and me in October 2018, our little Rosey knew something was going on and would curl up next to Lisa when she was asleep in bed, when my wife went away on holiday with our kids in Dec…"
Mar 7
Heidi57 replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"As of tomorrow it's been a year since our oldest Bichon, Maggie, passed away just a week shy of her 16th birthday.  Thankfully I still had Sophie (11 yrs) after my husband died Sept. 22/18.  Sophie had major back surgery the day…"
Feb 25
Cindy replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"We lost our little Dory in June to congestive heart failure and Denny in July. He had insisted we have her cremated so she was buried with him. She was the queen of the house, he would come in and say “ there’s my girls”…"
Feb 25
Lisa_says replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"Our Yorkie Milton knew my husbands cancer was back before the MRI results came in.  Milton had been avoiding my husband for about a month,  When he did sit with my husband Doug ,he would intensely smell his head.  My husband had brain…"
Feb 25
nanarb58 replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"I am sorry for your loss Nick. My husband John passed away in December after fighting cancer for two years. We had hospice at home so he was here when he died. My dog Cody knew exactly what was happening. The day before John died Cody would not…"
Feb 25
Roxi replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"I have a female cat...they're different from dogs...i love their sense of independence...cats don't have need to be with someone..they're able to adapt to the situation...so they make the best of everything.. They're great master…"
Feb 25
Frank replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"Susan and I had a kennel in Norfolk Va.  King size German Shepherds.  We wound up selling the kennel when a job change brought us to Denver where we worked as a team as GM's for the La Quinta Hotel chain.  The job came with an…"
Feb 24
Bonaroo replied to frankenpickle's discussion Did your pets help you with your loss? Did THEY need YOUR help?
"Our dog has been the most important thing that helped me cope. She makes me laugh, go for walks even when I don’t want to, and is there every night in our bed. I don’t know how I would have made it through the darkest days without her."
Feb 24

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At 5:40am on January 20, 2019, judy said…

Hi Frankenpickle,

Welcome to Widowed Village. I am very sorry for your loss, but happy that you found us. You will find caring, loving support and friendship here.

 

Here's the best place to start: Need help using the site? Ask here!  You can join the Groups that fit you to connect to others with similar experiences. Share your story. Take a look at our Forum discussions where you'll find meaningful conversations taking place.  Come in the chat room which is available 24/7 to you.  I look forward to getting to know you and support you through your journey.

 
 
 

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