I sincerely believe that dogs have souls and we will be united on the other side. The fear of loss is the reason I no longer have dogs. Best friend you can ever have!My beloved dog Joshi II passed away last weekend. It's quite upsetting for my wife and kids. We came back from a 2 months Europe trip and he was probably not the same as before we left and he was gone after 2 weeks. I just keep thinking of his old age but also he must have missed us through that long period we were apart and gave up in the end. He shared nearly 15 years of joy and happiness with us.
This was him sunbathing few months ago:
It is so hard to say goodbye to them. You know it's gonna happen and you know it'll break your heart when it does. But when it actually does happen you're never prepared for the heartbreak because it's always worse than you thought it'd be. So really, "being prepared" makes absolutely no difference whatsoever. He was a beautiful pup. Think of him as Kristi suggested... hanging on 'til you got home so he could say "see you later at the Bridge." But don't cry because it's over... Remember all the fun times and smile because it happened.My beloved dog Joshi II passed away last weekend.