Tuesday, November 27, 2007

How About a Hug?

Sometimes it's hard to understand why life throws us a curve, the way it did Ozzie, Romeo and their Mom last week. We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to that family in their loss of David. Jen's words about their final day together was so touching, and we're sure that she will find comfort in the months to come by reliving those happy memories they made together.

A lot of people are surprised to find that pets can grieve the loss of a family member, too. Maybe not in the same way as people, because we don't understand the big picture like our humans, but we do feel a loss. We miss our usual routine, the presence of that special someone, and we pick up on the emotions of others around us.

Dogs are wonderful for giving comfort, but we also need comfort ourselves. We need the reassurance that we are still loved, and that things will get better with time. I guess dogs and people aren't all that different, after all, huh?

Give someone a hug today. You never know...


Agatha and Archie said...

Oh dear,You got PL2 all teary eyed. Life is funny and oh too short,so hug your pals and tell everyone you love them. We love you guys! A+A

Gus said...

Very wise and well put. Thank you for saying it for all of us.


Maggie & Mitch said...

What a wonderful posting, Tell! You're absolutely right about us pups grieving in our own way! Ozzie and Romeo and their family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...

Very well said, pal.

Jackson said...

Hey Tell, very wise words. We're all thinking of Jen, Ozzy & Romeo at this sad time. J x

Scruffy & Lacie said...

We are also very very saddened bout the news of Ozzie's and Romeo's Dad. You're so right Tell....we sometimes take people and things as just part of a daily routine and not the gift they are. Thankyou for reminding us how precious our loved ones hooman or furry are.
Scruffy and Lacie

Stanley said...


Good advice, man! It's so easy to forget all the things to be thankful for, until you don't have them any more. My girl & I are praying for Jen. This has got to be a harrowing time for her.

Thanks for the reminder and for reminding us so well.

Goober love,

Jake of Florida said...


You got it just right. We dogs can't put what we're feeling into words. But we sense what our humans feel and we're always there for them in our own way. We also never forget to tell them we love them, whether with a lick, a tail wag, a smoochie kiss, or an invitation to play!!!

Thanks for sharing your wisdom!!

Jake and Just Harry