Sunday, September 10, 2017

Loss and Love of Pets

In memory of my dog Tidbit.
Memorial Page for My Dog Tidbit
I have loved and lost a few good dogs. No doubt this is something I will experience again. As a dog lover I can not imagine living without a dog by my side.

Today, September 10, is National Pet Memorial Day. This day is set aside to honor the memory of our past pets and animals.

I thought of writing, yet another, tribute tale of the special dogs of my past. I decided against doing so, as I have shared our stories in abundance on this blog, so named for them which you can learn by reading about Dog Pawsitive Tidbits. I have something more important I want to share with you today.

In memory of my dog Scratch.
Memorial Page for my Dog Scratch
My memorial message for pet and dog lovers deals with loving and being loved by them. To me, there is no greater love than that of my dogs. I am honored to know that loving relationship like none other. Each time life chooses to allow me to out-live my dog I am led to the next dog who will leave its paw prints on my heart.

While losing one of my dogs is emotionally devastating, I would have it no other way. The flip side would be my demise and knowing they would suffer the tragic loss of the leader of their pack. However, there is a way to deal with that scenario ahead of time, just as I have with the aid of the book "If I Should Die Before My Dog" by Joe and Cathy Connolly.

When you find yourself suffering the loss of a pet, allow that pet's love to lead the way to the next animal companion of your life. My dog Tidbit led me straight to my current canine companion, Valentino. I walked him a few times at the shelter, then he was my foster dog for a while. It took only a tidbit of time for me and my boy to become ever so happy together ... we adopted each other!


Tidbit led the way to the next dog who would steal my heart away. 

Our dog pawsitive tidbit for National Pet Memorial Day...

Have no regrets ... just love of pets!