My dog died
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|Wed, 03-08-2006 - 1:03pm|
I feel so silly about this, but we had to put our dear old dog that we have had for 10 years to sleep and I am boo hooing all over the place. It wasn't unexpected, but it is still sad and I miss Jake so much. I miss him in the morning, I miss him laying in the kitched when I cook. I always think I'm going to see him coming around the corner wagging his tail.
Shirley MacLaine once said when she got a dog she realized men were over-rated. I love my DH, but I kind of know how she feels! I realize now how much I really needed Jake's unconditional love.
Well, my other problem is that DS hasn't noticed yet Jake is gone. We did it when he was at school on Monday. I got a nice children's book call "I remember" about a boy remembering the fun things he did with his dog. The dog's name is even Jake, like ours, and black, like ours.
I guess I'll just wait until DS brings it up, but I find it really strange he hasn't noticed it. On the other hand, I don't want him to suddenly realize a lot later and feel we kept something from him, although I don't think he could understand anything like that. I also don't know that he will understand the concept of death either.
Anyway, mostly I am just sad.