|Barked: Sat Apr 15, '06 8:20am PST |
|I can very much empathize with you. While I've had the pleasure of sharing my life with many dogs, the loss of several of them still sticks with me many years later.
All I can say is take the pain you feel from their deaths and use it for something positive. I know that's very hard but it can help to soothe away some of the pain over time. For example, I was in the middle of writing Haint when Nigel (the dog on the front cover) died. I thought I would die with him it was so painful but I kicked myself in the bottom, looked around at my other dogs and asked myself what would Nigel want? I decided he would want me to finish the book that he helped inspire and that would help humans understand dogs like him. It hurt but it was the right thing to do. It made his death mean something to others, not just me. Every time I see the cover of Haint I think about how I hope it makes Nigel proud.
Meanwhile, know you're among friends who understand what you are going through because we have been there too.
So all of us -- Sol, Star, Annie , Beatrice and Joy -- send you a big hug.
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