CharlieMC (charliemc) wrote,
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Sad For My Friend...

One of my dear friends here at LiveJournal (Donna pondhopper) just lost her beloved dog, Brownie. She had him for 15 years and he was family to her.

When I got word I just burst into tears. I was sobbing so hard I couldn't stop. I feel awful for her...

She had already lost Brownie's brother, Blackie -- and has had issues with Brownie for some time. But I keep thinking of all the wonderful photos she's shared in the time I've known her. Brownie was a much-loved and well-cared-for pet that seemed to be very happy.

I've lost many beloved pets of my own over the years, so I know how terrible this pain can be. When both Indy and April died (read HERE for April and HERE for Indy) back in 2005, I actually cried every day for six months. That may sound extreme, but it was awful to be without a cat after having two for 14 years straight (and Indy for 15). Marilyn and I still miss those two cats -- and also Kittie Scarlett (even though we only had her for one short year).

My heart goes out to Donna. If you don't have pets and have never felt this deep emotion, you might not get it (I've known a lot of people in my lifetime who have thought feeling this way about animals was crazy). But for many of us, our pets are an important part of our family and we're very attached to them.

I believe our pets go to heaven. I know many religions say this isn't true. But for me, it wouldn't be heaven if our pets weren't there with us. So I prefer to keep on believing that one day I'll see them all again and be able to pet and love them.

And I'm sure Donna will have Brownie in her lap again...

Tags: 2013, april-2013, death, donna, indy-and-april, kittie-scarlett, loss-and-love, love, marilyn, pain, pet cats
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