Dogs have held a special place in human hearts for as long as they have been domesticated. Loyal, silly, and kind, dogs make the best companions. They listen without judgement and love you without fear. When you’ve lost a dog, it can be hard to place your feelings into words. Following are a few quotes that can help you get on the right track.
“People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.” –Lilian Jackson Braun
If every dog you meet is special to you, then you can definitely identify with this quote. Seek out the people who truly appreciated your pup to share your grief with. Grieving is a hard enough process and the last thing that you want is someone who implies that the death was any less tragic because it was “just a pet.” By seeking out people who will comfort you and who share the same affection for animals that you do will make the grieving process far easier to handle.
“Dogs lives are too short. Their only fault, really.” -Agnes Sligh Turnbull
If this quote doesn’t summarize the nature of dogs, there may not be anything that does. It sometimes hurts to consider that we will have to experience the passing of multiple dogs in our lives. Learning to love a new pup can bring up sad memories of the ones that you have lost, but you seem to always find a way to keep on loving every dog you choose! With their bright personalities and gentle love, it really is their only fault that they leave us before we are ready.
“You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us!” -Robert Louis Stevenson
Stevenson clearly had the right idea about dogs! If you ever doubt that you will meet your companion in heaven, look no further than this. Because dogs are so inherently good, it’s hard to imagine that any of them would not be joining us when we’ve passed on. Dogs are often more kind-hearted than people, a true instance of goodness and innocence.