“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France
our furry babies
more family than mere pets
leave paw prints on hearts
soft furry bodies
wet noses and wet kisses
comfort our spirits
the love that is shared
true and unconditional
their passing painful
even more than some humans
the void more complete
they live forever
when no longer by our sides
at home in our hearts
~a WP friend lost a furry family member. This is to offer some comfort.
23 responses to “Your Loss”
A very sweet and lovely gesture.
I love this. So true and the heartache never goes away once they are gone.
Made me cuddle the two I have and and miss ones already lost.
I’ve currently got three of them, and it never gets any easier when they go.
I currently have two so can imagine her pain. 😦
So sad. Reowr. 😦
I know. 😦
Thank you for that kind and thoughtful gesture, Melanie. The routine is the worst…constantly looking for her where she used to be, going to feed her etc. I feel very sad indeed, so I very much appreciate this beautiful poem. Thank you xoxox
Such a little thing…but if it eased the heartache for just a second I’m glad.
brought me tears remembering my best girl Jessie – lost her last year – 18 years my constant companion
Thank you Paul. Sorry to have made you cry and I hope you had some happy memories with those tears.
Beautiful and so true. I have lost three amazing pets in my life. They were my babies. I miss them still.
Thank you. The pain lessens but never leaves entirely. I still miss all the animal friends I’ve had in my life.
Melanie this is a lovely tribute!
Thank you. As a kitty mommy myself I feel so badly for her…
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This is a lovely piece. My pets have always been my sibling or my children. I can still feel the death of my first daughter – her ashes are in a special place, with a lock of her hair. I cannot think of her without tearing up – i am right now. My current daughter is approaching 9 – at the end of the year and I am starting to see the effects of a tripod with arthritic hind legs. I love her – my boys and I love her so much and have made many sacrifices to keep her – but how could we not? she is our little girl and we love her.
Thank you. It is truly a horrible thing to loose a family member furry or not. I don’t understand people who think their pets are disposable.
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Timeless, Melanie, and nicely done.
Thank you. Hugs to you during this difficult time 🙂