Momma to angel Cody
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boulder, Colorado
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The depth of your grief will lessen, but not before it's time. Mattie left you exactly as she was meant to, with everyone snuggled in their beds, following a routine as old as she was. Dogs are stoics, and goldens never want to worry their people, so she kindly let you know just in time for you to hold her and kiss her goodbye as she got her angel wings. Please don't feel guilt; your Mattie wouldn't want you to. She knew and continues to know how much you loved her, that you did everything in your power to have her spend her last days in comfort and ease. She is smiling down on you, surrounded by a pack of beloved angels, all of whom were mourned as you are now mourning her. She's healthy and whole now, while you are not. Take all the time that you need, cry as much as you need to, and know that a whole bunch of us understand your overwhelming sorrow. I'm sorry Mattie's not here in the flesh, but she is snuggled tight in your heart, where she'll always be.
Golden retrievers think life is a party thrown especially for them