The Loss of a Dog
Okala My Chocolate Female Lab
Here at all-about-labradors.com we recently received an email from a reader who sent in a photo of his female chocolate lab who had recently passed away.
We thought this was something we should have a piece about, as it is something that is unfortunately inevitable. So we asked him to write in about how he dealt with the loss of his dog.
Here is the email that was written:
Maybe you know this already but the connection you get to have with a pet, in this case a dog is a very strong and special bond and for the most part very indescribable.
I didn't saw Okala as a pet, I saw her more like a family member. If you look closely to your relationship with your dog you may find that in some ways they can teach you stuff about life.
For example dogs don't judge you when youre mad, they sit silently beside you when you're feeling sad or depressed and they're always glad to see you up and happy.
Dogs definitely are loyal and friendly and in most cases can become very protective of their owners.
In my case Okala helped me through very difficult moments like losing jobs and family members or even break ups. She definitely made my day whenever she lay down and waited for me to give her a belly rub (that was her favourite reward). I guess that the best way to deal with the loss of a pet is just remembering all those things they did that made your life a little bit more simple and pure.
I always felt like a kid whenever she was around and now I can't wait for my own kids to feel like grownups when taking care of their own pets.
Life surely knows how to keep our lives in balance and by accepting that death is a natural part of life we can move on but always remembering all those things and persons that made your life worth while.
Please share your story ...
How did you cope with the loss of your pet? This is a subject which is hard for me to write about as luckily I have not yet experienced it.
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