|Posted: 1/13/2013 9:22:47 PM|I am so very sorry for your loss I know how hard it is when we have to say goodbye to our precious furbabies. I think in time scrapping about her could be therapeutic, and as others have said, you'll know when you're ready. Hugs to you.
Loc: Southern Northern Midwest
|Posted: 1/13/2013 9:23:07 PM|
I am so sorry for the loss of your kitty.
Loc: Florida, for now.
|Posted: 1/13/2013 9:33:42 PM|
I am so sorry for your loss. Pets are part of our families and it hurts when we lose them. I know I am going to be devastated when that time comes for my doggie. Take your time to grieve. Sending you big hugs.
Saving one dog will not change the world,
but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.
Loc: Bay Area of CA
|Posted: 1/13/2013 10:11:20 PM|
Oh, my goodness! You are all so wonderful! I can't tell you how much your posts have supported me through a very tough day. Thank you SO much for taking the time to respond and share your thoughts and memories. As luck would have it, my 14 year old dog had some kind of spasm or seizure tonight. She has all kinds of hip/arthritis issues anyway, but this episode was weird. Now she can't walk without falling. She's old and has issues so it's not looking good. Sigh.....putting one foot in front of the other... Thanks, again, everyone.
Loc: Elmhurst Illinois
|Posted: 1/13/2013 10:11:27 PM|
I am so sorry for your loss. I know how attaced one gets to ones pets.
|Posted: 1/13/2013 11:22:11 PM|
hard losing a pet
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
Loc: at my computer
|Posted: 1/13/2013 11:29:16 PM|
First of all I am so sorry for your loss of sweet Gabby, it is truly one of the most difficult things to go through. She was not just a cat, she was your fur baby. Losing a pet is losing someone who gave you unconditional love and you will grieve that loss greatly. Gabby was a part of your daily life and a lot of time we will miss them more than a person we saw occasionally, so our grief is real and you should never say she was just a cat because she wasnt, she was so much more. I have been in your place twice and it really is devastating so give yourself time to work through the emotions. I lost my last cat last April and I am not at the point yet where I can scrap layouts of her. I think that if you are able to work through your feelings by scrapbooking them, it would be a great thing.
Sending you a huge hug, my thoughts and prayers.
|Posted: 1/14/2013 12:12:10 AM|
Sorry for your loss.....We lost one of our cats in May....We lost one a few years back as well...and I have yet to do any pages with either..I do plan to make sure they are in my girls books as they were a big part of our family....
It will take time but if he/she was sick know that they are not suffering anymore....and it's not just a cat it's a part of your family so grieve as you would for any loss....
|Posted: 1/14/2013 9:18:15 AM|I feel you. xxx We lost both our cats last year. Of different things. It was so sad to have Christmas without them hanging around smelling the turkey etc. Cats are so soft, so independent, so comforting, so funny. I miss them.
|Posted: 1/14/2013 9:19:27 AM|
And yes I think it's good to still scrap photos of Gabby. And they don't have to all be "she was ...".
Loc: New Hampshire
|Posted: 1/14/2013 9:33:50 AM|
Karen, so sorry to hear of Gabby's passing. The pain of losing a loved one, furry or not, is very difficult. I've been through it many times over the years. My dad is a veterinarian and we've seen many pets come and go. I have a 13 year old cat that I've had since he was 8 weeks old. I can tell you I will be devastated when it's time to say goodbye. I definitely think you should scrap pics of Gabby when you're ready. Someday you'll look at those pics and you might shed some tears, but you'll also smile at her memory.
Loc: Phoenix, AZ area
Shih Tzu Mommy
Million dollar camera, 10 dollar lock!
Loc: Right here
|Posted: 1/14/2013 10:49:46 AM|
I always scrap my pets and when they die, I scrap that too. I think that sometimes it is harder to lose a pet because the outpouring from people is very different. I actually had someone once tell me it was only a dog and to get over it.
I cry when a hamster dies. I love them while they are alive, why would that end because they are gone?
Usually it takes a while for me to scrap the last pictures I have of them and make memorial pages. I can't be crying buckets and see to scrap the pages.
Dog people are a special breed!
Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 1/14/2013 11:13:38 AM|
I have read both your posts, and I am so sorry for your losses. I cannot imagine losing two pets in one day.
I type this with Segunda laying in my arms. She is Segunda, "the second" because about four years ago, my DH coped with the loss of our first family cat, Sirena, by rushing out and getting another cat that was the one at four animal shelters who looked most like Sirena. I refused to name her Sirena II as DH had wanted to, because I didn't think another cat could live up to the name. And Segunda has not. She is just as fantastic a cat as Sirena was, as is a male tabby cat we adopted a short time later. But they did not replace Sirena. She will always have a special place in our heart.
I had already created a scrapbook about Sirena before then, so I placed it, the small wooden box containing her ashes, a vial containing a lock of her fur, her collar and some of her favorite toys in her bed. We keep all of this in a room that is off limits to the other cats. I later (maybe a year later) made one more layout about her to bring closure to the book.
Loc: At the intersection of Hooterville and Stars Hollow
|Posted: 1/14/2013 12:43:06 PM|She wasn't just a cat. She was your love and special to you and I am so sorry you lost her.
I hope knowing you gave her the life too many animals can only dream of gives you comfort.