No wise man who ever lived could truly comfort the heart that has lost what it held most dear. Most people have experienced the loss of a loved one. So they try, each in their own way, to make you feel that they understand how sad you are. 

The world understands less the pain of losing an animal. This is because many people have never felt for themselves the true love of an animal. So, you can not really expect these people to realize that your love for a pet may be greater than your love for the dearest people in your life.  The bond is different, and can never be put into words. It is a bond that only The Heart understands.
(Author Martin Scot Kosins from Maya's First Rose)

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Putting Our Toys Away By Kyle Kimberlin Thank you for fighting to save me, thank you for letting me go. I tried so hard to stay and when at last I had to leave your arms I didn't know you'd cry so much, for such a little friend. I saw you put our toys away. Don't you want to play with the ball or the squeaky bone? Maybe it wouldn't be as fun to play with them alone. That place you made in the yard is nice, with flowers and a teddy bear. I'll try to get my teeth on that and drag it laughing through the air. I watched you find a photo of me and put it on the fridge. I will remember your face as well, and I'll meet you at the bridge.

We have no picture of Sammy, he wasn't with us long enough. We pulled this adorable 4 month old black lab pup from the SPCA in Georgetown, DE and he came down with Parvo and Pneumonia. We did all we could to save his life but we could not. We just wanted to save his life but we failed.

Yushi Oetzel
The Last Battle If it should be that I grow frail and weak and pain should keep me from my sleep, Then you must do what must be done, For this--the last battle--can't be won. You will be sad I understand, Don't let grief then stay your hand, For on this day, more than the rest, Your love and friendship must stand the test. We had two and half happy years, What is to come can hold no fears You'd not want me to suffer, so. When the time comes, please let me go. Take me to where to my needs they'll tend, Only, stay with me until the end And hold me firm and speak to me Until my eyes no longer see. I know in time you will agree it is a kindness you do to me. Although my tail its last has waved, From pain and suffering I have been saved. Don't grieve that it must be you Who has to decide this thing to do; We've been so close--we two--these years, Don't let your heart hold any tears. Author Unknown I will always miss you my beautiful boy -- Love Mom

I only had Petunia for 3 weeks. I know she loved me because she never wanted to leave my side. I couldn't help but to fall in love with her too. Even though she was a foster, I considered her mine. I knew that she would probably not be adopted because of her age, so she had a forever home with me. She still has a forever home in my heart.

Casey came from a Maryland shelter. He was my sweetheart, always with me, and I couldn't ask for a more devoted dog. Unfortunately, he was sick when we got him and despite our best efforts, died after 5 weeks. He will always be in our hearts.

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