Thursday Thoughts

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Thursday Thoughts
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Thu, 01-24-2013 - 9:24am

Today my thought is about Pet Loss,I have been through it,it gets worse every time and I say never again,now with Misha and Daisy being sick and Bailey just passing it makes me think even more. I layed awake half the night thinking about bailey,it is almost like he was my own..and he is almost teddy's twin..does anyone have any thoughts on this??

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 7:44pm

I agree totally with those thoughts Mary.  I live by the ole saying "It could be worse".  There are so many people worse off than I. 

I love this line of yours.......If you are havin a bad day, that's okay, everyone is entitled, just remember to have a better day the next day. If you want to sit on the pity pot, sit......just don't stay there. 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 7:39pm

I have a collection too and I'll add that one.  That is such a heartfelt poem Mary.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 4:59pm

Chris, i'm hopin that Thank-you was for me.  What i also want to say is that everyone goes thru hard times, hard days in their lives.  I am sure that Jane, Leslie, n Sindee can all say amen to that.  I have been thru my share of hard n horrible times, one of the worst bein this past year, i still have my moments thinkin about all that cr*p.  One of the things that gets me thru is all the wonderful friends i have.  My life has always been an open book, i share with lotsa people when i have problems cuz you never know, there are always people who have it harder, people that have been thru the same situation n have just the right words to help you get thru.  The words to help you get a different perspective, to step back n look at things with different eyes.  I like to save those words so when i get disgusted, upset or feel i just can't get thru a day, i can read those words, pick myself up n try it again.  This is not to say you always have to be upbeat and happy every day, nope, not at all.  If you are havin a bad day, that's okay, everyone is entitled, just remember to have a better day the next day.  If you want to sit on the pity pot, sit......just don't stay there.  

It makes it hard when when alot of things hit the fan all at once, just know that your friends are here for you....all of us....me, Sindee, Jane, Leslie, Suzy, Patrick.......we are all just an email or a post away!!!

Okay, i'm off my soapbox now........

Community Leader
Registered: 12-01-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 4:55pm

I know,I remember the day I took Scooby in,then they called at 5.....

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 4:36pm

Thanks Jane, i have collected them over time....i have more......This one is for Berkus, its why i will bring home every old dog too......

One by one,they file past my cage,

Too old,too worn,too broken,no way.

Way past his time,he can't run and play,

Then they shake their heads slowly and go on their way.

A little old man, arthritic and sore,

It seems I am not wanted anymore.

I once had a home, I once had a bed,

A place that was warm, and where I was fed.

Now my muzzle is grey and my eyes slowly fail,

Who wants a dog so old and so frail?

My family decided I didn't belong,

I got in their way;my attitude was wrong.

Whatever excuse they made in their head,

Can't justify how they left me for dead.

Now I sit in this cage,where day after day,

The younger dogs all get adopted away.

When I had almost come to the end of my rope,

You saw my face and I finally had hope.

You saw through the grey and the legs bent with age,

And felt that I still had life beyo nd this cage.

You took me home, gave me food and a bed,

And shared your own pillow with my poor tired head.

We snuggle and play and you talk to me low,

You love me so dearly, you want me to know.

I may have lived most of my life with another,

But you outshine them with a love so much stronger.

And I promise to return all the love I can give,

To you, my dear person, as long as I live.

I may be with you for a week or for years,

We will share many smiles, you will no doubt shed tears.

And when the time comes that God deems I must leave,I know you will cry and your heart it will grieve.

And when I arrive at the Bridge all brand new,

My thoughts and my heart will still be with you.

And I will brag to all that will hear,

Of the person who made my last days

Oh, so dear.

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-13-2005
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 4:19pm

(((((((((((((((Sindee))))))))))))))))

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:58am

My heart and prayers go out to Leslie as she goes through this surgery with Daisy.  I pray for strength for her as she learns the diagnosis.  Hopefully it will just be a benign tumour so she can enjoy Daisy as she goes into her senior years.

(((((Leslie)))))

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:54am

(((((Sindee)))))

I will always remember the day that Misha was diagnosed too and I nearly fainted with shock.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:51am

Some awesome thoughts Mary and I love your poem.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 05-20-2003
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 11:50am

(((((Chris)))))

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