27 September 2017

How to deal with loss

Yesterday (26/09/2017), my family and I had to say goodbye to our lovely dog Sammy. We adopted her from a shelter and she's been with us for the past thirteen years. She was the sweetest and calmest dog and we couldn't have wished for anything else. 

I was eight years old when we adopted her. Time flies and I grew up and became older, just like she did. When you've been living with an animal or a person for that amount of years, you create a relationship. We gave Sammy the best life she could probably ever get, we gave her all our love and received all of hers.

The hardest thing to do was to make a decision, a decision which was the best for her. You, as a human being, have to decide when it has been enough. We could've wait until she had that much pain and died by herself, or we could choose to be with her as a family and let her sleep in peace.

I've cried a lot, so did my family, and that's perfectly normal. The beautiful thing is that we have so many pictures and memories, that it's almost like she's still by our side. And that is the thing you'll have to do when you're in a situation like this: remember the good moments, talk about it, remember it, cry, laugh,..

Thank you Sammy for everything.

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