Alexi came into my life a little more than 10 years ago when she was just eight weeks old. She was the first dog we ever had in our family. My mother had always wanted a dog, and when she was close to retiring, Alexi came bounding into our lives.
Previous to Alexi I think I had always been a little afraid of dogs. But what joy and love Alexi brought into our lives. Soon it became hard to imagine life without a dog. Who knew that a dog could have some much personality and charm and completely change a life? It wasn't something I was expecting, but I feel blessed to have had her in my life for ten years.
My mother and I had been planning a trip to Colorado to have a family reunion with my sisters and their families. It was only a couple of days before we left on the trip about six weeks ago now that we took Alexi into the vet. She hadn't been eating or drinking for a couple of days which for Alexi was a sign that something was very wrong knowing how much joy she gets out of eating just about anything. It turned out that Alexi had cancer of the spleen. So late in the afternoon on a Friday we had to make the sad decision to let her go.
The night before she died, it almost seemed like she had some idea that the end was near. We had just come back from our evening walk and she wanted to go out for another walk which was unusual to say the least. How I wish that had indulged her wish for another walk. I had no idea it would be the last time.
Life has gone on, but I still miss her and every once in a while I something that triggers a memory and I get teary eyed. Life without a dog is a little lonely even though I am a full-time student working toward a music degree.
To whoever created this forum, Thank you so much. It's wonderful to be able to communicate with other people about our beloved pets.
All the best,
|Time heals all wounds, Eric. Big wounds take longer than small ones to heal.
Each day will be a little easier, the heaviness will lift. Slowly the pain will subside, and it will be easier to remember the wonderful things that made Alexi the great friend she was.
Welcome to our community, feel free to think and grieve aloud here.
|Welcome to the forum, Eric.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Most of us here have experieced the same terrible loss of our doggies.
So, know we are a source of experience & comfort if you should need it.
Words fail to express the profound sadness!
Ron is correct in the passage of time healing. For me adopting a needy sheepie helped me heal (but not replace my Sheepies @ the bridge).
Thank you for sharing a bit about Alexi. We always wish for a little more time no matter how long they have shared their lives with us and we grieve so much when they pass. Still, we know they will always live forever in our hearts. I'm sorry about your loss.
|Eric, I am so sorry for your loss but rejoice in the love you shared!! Don't go too long without a fluff butt in your life, things just aren't the same without a wet nose to kiss !|
I am so sorry for your loss..We all have been through a similar experience and share your grief.
|Eric: I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful sheepie girl Alexi. She sounds like she was such a wonderful companion. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for sharing this wonderful girl with us.
|Eric, Alexi changed your life, that's for sure. What a beautiful gift she gave you, the love of a dog. And what a beautiful gift you gave her, a long and happy life filled with love.|
I don't think any of us ever get over the dogs we've lost. But we learn to cope. And coping gets a bit easier with a new lovie in our lives.
But the memories of those who have passed never fades. And never fail to bring a smile to our lips, and tear to our eyes.
We're glad you found us, welcome my friend!
|Just wanted to send a note to thank you for your warmth and kind thoughts. I sincerely appreciate it. Somtime soon I after I figure out how to do it I will post some pictures. Thanks again for your welcome and your kindness.
All the best,
|Thanks for sharing a little of Alexi with us, Eric. You will always carry a piece of her with you. Eventually, the pain will not be so intense, but the memories of the love you shared will remain strong and true and bring you comfort.
When you feel ready to share your home and love with a wigglebutt again, remember there are sheepies in need of a good home.
|I'm so sorry for your loss of your precious Alexi, Eric. Sounds like she was so typically sheepie and gave her all to her family. The pain will subside but she will always be in your heart.
We lost our first sheepie 13 years ago and to think of the day we lost him still brings tears to my eyes. They never really leave you.
|Eric, Welcome to the forum. Like the others, I am sorry for loss. You are correct though in your realising that this is a special place. Sharing the stories of our dogs past and present is another way of honoring them.
I hope that you are able to get another dog soon. It really does help.
|Thank you for sharing Alexi with us. She sure sounds like a special sheepie-girl. My deepest condolences.|
|It's true that time heals all wounds, but some days are harder than others...Our thoughts are with you.|
My heart is heavy with the lose of your girl Alexi. It will get better, just not today or tomorrow... It will take time before the hurt subsides and something as beautiful as the tribute to Tucker can be created.
Devra, Ellie, and Buffett
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