A Love To Last A Lifetime –

Remembering A "Heart" Dog


Twelve to thirteen years. That’s what you get on average, a
number many times over too short. Somehow, mercifully, though we are aware of
the terrible discrepancy between our dogs’ lifespan and ours, we manage to cast
aside this fact: that is, of course, until we’re facing the end. It’s one of
the most difficult moments we dog lovers face, having to say goodbye to a
faithful canine friend, one who has filled our days with joy, laughter and
loyal companionship. So, just how do you commemorate the passing of one whom
has played such a significant role in your life? With National Pet Memorial Day
coming up this Sunday, September 9th, there’s no better time to give
thought to this subject. Having experienced the heart-wrenching grief when my
own "heart" dog, Kaya crossed the Rainbow Bridge, I’ve put together some of the
ways I’ve commemorated and honoured her life. Things that I’ve done to keep her
memory alive, things that helped me find solace and even joy, as well as a few
things I wish I’d done. Some of these things are for the here and now, too,
though they make wonderful keepsakes. If you’ve lost a dog, I hope that
something here resonates with you and that your memories bring you happiness as
mine have.

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