Saying Goodbye to "Bob" part 3

August 13, 2013  •  3 Comments

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"........


Comments

3.Jan Daly(non-registered)
Glenn, sadly time doesn't heal our wounds when we lose our beloved companion what it does teach us is how to cope without them. We never get over the loss of our dear pets for to us "pet" owner they aren't just a dog, or cat, or horse they are our family. Bob touched oh so many lives in his short time here with you. He is loved and will be for as long as we breath. Through you, he will love forever not only in you and your family's heart but also to those who had the pleasure of meeting him. I know what a wonderful fur-son he was to you and Morag. Rest peacefully, Bob. You many be gone from site but your paw prints are on so many hearts <3
2.Jane Burfield(non-registered)
A wonderful tribute to a much loved friend. May the memories of the joyous times soon outweigh the pain of grief.
1.Todd Barry(non-registered)
Hi Glenn,

I lost my cat in October. He was 6 and his name was Oliver. Someone left the door open and he ran away. I spent all night looking for him but we didn't find him until it was too late. He was hit by car. He was my best friend when I was single and our furbaby when I met Tara. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. We had him cremated and he is on my fireplace mantle.

I know what you're going through. It's not easy.

Doing what you and Morag do is awesome. You get to work with cats and dogs all the time. Give your love to them as I'm sure Bob would want you to keep doing what you do.

All the best,

Todd Barry
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