Four weeks have passed since we said goodbye to Bob. You come to the realization that even a holiday to your favourite place to get away from it all doesn't relieve the sadness. It is not left behind. It follows you where ever you go. A sense of grief, loss and even anger. Anger that 14 years is just not long enough. It's not fair!
You think about the pet loss in your life, whether it's been dogs, horses, cats, etc.
Why can't they always be with you? You saw the pain as they aged. Did I wait too long; or was it too soon? The questions without answers linger.
I could always talk to Bob about anything. If I was down, he would pick me up. He always had the answers, even in silence.
To relieve the sadness, you concentrate on the gifts they gave you when they were with you. It does help.
I have fond memories when Bob moved with me to Canada. He was our "Social Director" when we started our Pet Care/Dog Walking service. He would always come with me on dog walks and help socialize the young ones.
Bob enjoyed riding shotgun when going to antique car shows in our old 1931 Ford.
People would always say "Hi Bob"! I don't think they knew my name, but they all knew Bob. It was a pleasure to see the smiles he would bring to their face.
Bob riding in the "rumble seat"........