land of denial

August 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Grief | 8 Comments
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I am in denial.  Buddy (our older smaller dog) died last week.  I know it is true because I was there and because Evan posted it on Facebook but somehow it still seems unreal.

I should be some sort of grief expert by now.  I am not.  As the twins said, “It is okay mama, Buddy is now playing with Jake, Sawyer, Mom Mom and Grandpoppy.”

Wonder how long I can stay in denial. . .

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  1. So sorry for this loss … It is so hard. Peace to you …

  2. I know very well how much this hurts. I always try to understand that if I have to make this decision I have to think of the pets comfort over mine. My vet always really helps me at time like this. He always promises me that he will tell me when it is time so I do not make a mistake. If they pass peacefully on their own, then they are letting us know it is time. I am so sorry for all of you,but once again, time is the only healer.

  3. Oh Lanie I am so sorry. I heard once that if you wonder what God’s love is like, know that it is like a dog’s love. Unconditional. Always there. Forever. I love that. Buddy was one lucky dog to have been blessed to share a life with you, Evan, and the kiddos. I love what the twins said. I believe they are right. Sending love and hugs.

  4. So sorry Lanie!

  5. I am so sorry for you loss. Buddy was such a sweet sweet dog and s special part of your family. I know he’ll be missed.

  6. I am so sorry Lanie! I think being so experienced in loss makes you even more sensitive to it. Pets are like our children also. Give yourself permission to live in denial until your heart is ready to grieve again. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Some very apt comments above. Buddy will be missed by all! He was a funny character and brought smiles and laughs. He was lucky to have been in your lives as well…

  8. […] days.  This year August started out with our dog, Buddy, dying.  I wrote about how I was in denial about his death and wondered how long I could stay […]


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