04 March 2007

It's been over 2 weeks since my mother died. As long as I'm in my own home it's easier. But when i go to her flat, her absence hits me so hard. Well, anyway, 'm pretty sure she's happy now, without all the aches and pains.

In the middle of the pain of my mother's leaving my life in this abrupt manner, I did not mention that one of my dogs died--the next morning after my mother's death. So I didn't even get a chance to mourn her. She was an Alsatian and she was 11. Besides she had had around 6 litters in her time. So she was old and tired and getting a cataract. She too left abruptly. She was just slightly off colour for a day, and then early the next morning she died. This is somewhat what she looked like in her youth. ( I got this picture from wikipedia though). May she have a fun time in doggy heaven.

Well now my Dobe, who has anyway been the family favourite from the beginning, is alone. She really missed her friend for a while, but I think has slowly gotten used to the idea that her friend's not around anymore. She is almost 10 herself, but still acts like a young 'un around us. Hope she is around for longer and that finally when she goes, she'll go like her friend did--quickly and with very little suffering.


  1. In the US, we call those German Shepherds. My dogs are all part German Shepherd. Good dogs. I'm sorry you've lost one.

    I think of you often. I left my mother's house untouched for months after she died. I just couldn't bear to touch it, much less take it apart. It felt like she could walk into the room at any minute, like she had just popped out for a second.

  2. That has to be even harder, losing a loved pet when you were already trying to handle losing your Mother. I am soo sorry.
    It is so hard trying to take care of things that belonged to a loved one. Took me weeks after losing my husband before I could get rid of anything.
    When i was a teenager, we owned a German Police dog that resembled that picture except his legs were much longer. He was running around the baseball bases with us all evening and I found her dead in her favorite chair the next morning. Another dog we had after I was married was part German police and part Collie. They are good family dogs and good watchdogs. My border collie has cataracs started and she is 10 years old. I worry about losing her. Hope your other dog is with you for a very long time.

  3. I am sorry about the sudden losses.

  4. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your pet, especially so soon after your mother. That must have been doubly hard.

    I can't imagine it. We lost our pets for various reasons (hit by a car, cancer, old age, etc).

    Take care.

  5. I am sorry for the losses. Hillgrandmom.

  6. I am thinking of you. XX.

  7. How did I miss this news?I am so sorry hillgmom.I was under the impression that you were away from blogging for some other reason.Your mother was such a spirited person.Please accept my condolences.As for your dog's demise.Well I can only remember our own Helga who died within months of my father.may you mother's soul rest in peace.I took the wrong time to tagyou.Please do not bother if you don't feel up to it.

  8. Hi,

    Just checking in to see if you are doing ok.


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