12 December, 2016  |   3 Comments

Sweet weekend nothings, sneaky weekend grief

Because Pinot drank the water out of the tree stand, we had always hung the ornaments two feet up from the bottom branches.

Because she loved that sweet pine water, we also had to fill the tree bowl every day with fresh water.

This year, we hung our ornaments on the bottom branches (I had a big cry). And we keep forgetting to refill the tree stand (and every time James goes to do it, I cry a little more).

Dottie and Pinot eating Christmas morning breakfast

I always stood arms’ length away from people who actively missed their pets, wondering about their deal. Just get over it! It’s just a pet.

And like so much in this world, I see that I was so, so wrong in those assumptions.

My favorite part of this sneaky grief? All the ornaments that we hung on the bottom branches fell off and broke this weekend. This gives me comfort, imagining her spirit still sneaking around. She would do that kind of thing.


3 thoughts on “Sweet weekend nothings, sneaky weekend grief

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    JanetS says:

    I’m sorry for your loss. We are going on five years since our dog died and sudden memories are still achingly sad. Do we project too much of our own emotions and thoughts onto a pet, and that amplifies the grief in some way? I don’t know. But these special pets will never be replaced in our hearts.

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    Theresa says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss..we lost one of our dog’s (a very large German Shepard) a few months ago..she loved laying under tree and playing with the ornaments..I have yet to put up a tree this year..the grief over losing a pet..a member of the family really, can be overwhelming..I wonder if it’s because we don’t know if they know how much they will be missed..

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