Monday, April 24, 2017

A Letter to My Dino Boy

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Hello My Dearest Ah Pi,

How are things over the Rainbow Bridge? Hope you are having loads of fun with your friends. It has been a year since you left us. They say time will heal, but the pain of losing you lingers. I still find myself missing you and crying at night.  I have been keeping myself busy during the past year, but somehow the void in my heart cannot be filled. Sometimes, it aches so much, I just feel like taking out my heart to squeeze it and numb the pain.

On that fateful morning last year, Ashley and I were lucky to have gone for walk with you and I am so glad that I took some photos of both of you, your last photos together.....they are so precious!

Last pic with Ashley

my daily dose of happiness

I still find it very hard to talk about your last day with us. It was too sudden and traumatic for me. We went to the vet together and returned home without you. You were so strong and healthy, I always thought that you will grow old with us and I never in my wildest dream expect you to leave us just like that. We didn't even get a chance to say goodbye. :(

The floor is too clean now, to the extent that it squeaks. The house is too quiet and empty now that I can only hear my own breathing. I miss having you under the table as I eat or work on the computer. I miss your thumping tail on the shoe cupboard as we return home. I miss your moaning and groaning with a toy in your mouth as you welcome us home. I miss cleaning your itchy skin with lavender tea. Even though you stink sometimes, I still miss your smell. I miss our walks at Bedok Reservoir on special days of the year. There are so many things I miss about you, but most of all, I miss having you by my side.

cleaning your itchy skin

our last wefie

I want to also take this opportunity to thank Grandma, Grandaunt Evelyn, Mama, Auntie Ellen, Uncle Alvin, Auntie Patsy, Uncle James and Auntie Ruth for accompanying us on your last day with us on the following morning. Special thanks to Tengoku for your services and the card you sent.

thank you grandma for the flowers and thank you Amanda and family for the aqua toy

covering you with your Dr Dog uniform, you always look so smart in it

your peaceful and handsome face

finally home with us in the evening
i specially prepared this for you
daddy's colleagues sent a lovely bouquet 
and a thoughtful card

Dino, thank you for teaching me a lesson about loyalty and unconditional love. You are the best dog that any owner can ask for. I look forward to the day we meet again and make sure you will be at the bridge welcoming me with your thumping tail and toy in your mouth.

I love you more than words can say,

Mummy Julia

P.S. For those of you who have lost a pet, I share your pain and please take comfort that we will all meet again someday. I dedicate this Rainbow Bridge poem to you. Read it over and over again when you are missing your special friend.

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Anonymous said...

I think of him too. Hugs to all of you, and lots of love.

Monty, Harlow, and Ramble
Christine and Aaron
How Sam Sees It

Lorenza said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful tribute for Dino.
You all are in our hearts.

Jans Funny Farm said...

So glad I came by. I've lost so many over the years so I know how you feel. Even if you have several at a time, the loss of one leaves a big hole in your heart and life. It brought tears to my eyes to read how much Dino is loved and missed. Warm hugs!


Pedro said...

I just read this and was so touched by your beautiful words about Dino that I sit here crying. I do not visit the old blogs any more because most have passed to the Rainbow Bridge. When the Christmas cards stopped I knew what it meant. I am so sorry, belatedly, for your loss. We lose Marley and the pain is still there. Pedro is still here and I am grateful for every day I have with him. Thinking of you❤️

Rachel & Pedrp