Losing a pet is much harder than I thought it would be. The photo is the last photo I took of her (hours before we said goodbye). She is not in pain any longer, but we miss her so much.
Words of comfort and condolences have meant more than you will ever know.
Our vet made it as comfortable as possible for us to say goodbye to Louisa and there was no pain. I still cry when I have that picture in my head.
Yesterday I got the call that I could come up and pick up her ashes. I was very surprised and the care package we were given. Louisa’s ashes were placed in a beautiful small wooden (rosewood?) box, with a bronze plate with her name on it. We also got a “coaster” with a paw print and her name. We got a swatch of her fur, and a card, with a heart-shaped flat object that has flowers in it to plant for a memorial (I will be planting that today – I will add her fur to the pot.)
We have seen her and heard her since she left. We miss her so much. It still hurts. But she will always remain in our hearts.