Losing My Louie

Hi everyone. I hope this blog post finds you and your families well and healthy.

I felt it necessary to reach out to you all to share a tremendous loss that I, my husband, and my children suffered just a few weeks ago.

Our precious Yorkie, Louie, passed away on June 11th. He was almost 16 years old, my constant companion, best friend, and the little furry love of my life. My kids and I brought Louie home when I was a single mom, and he was only 8 weeks old. He was the cutest puppy we had ever seen. When I met my husband 10 years ago, he fell head over heels in love with Louie, and their precious bond filled my heart with so much happiness.

Over the years, he has brought us so much joy, unconditional love, laughter and comfort, so losing him has been incredibly painful…especially for me, as he was by my side all of the time.

There has been a very challenging amount of change over this past month, as we finally sold our home and needed to pack it up very quickly to accommodate the buyers. The whole experience was very difficult, then right in the middle of all of this, my precious boy left us…

For those of us who have loved and had animals as family members our whole lives, losing any of them is so so painful. It’s the loss of a life that loves you unconditionally, and can make you feel better no matter how hard your day has been. Having a precious little buddy to care for each and every day, made me feel less lonely when my husband traveled for work, and now that my kids are grown and have moved away. I never felt alone with Louie by my side.

I believe many people don’t talk about the grief we feel after losing a pet, and how truly devastating this can be, but I think having a great support system is so important. Finding those who truly love and understand your pain is critical, and there is no short cut to getting through grief. You just have to take each minute, hour and day one step at a time.

I’ll be taking a few weeks to myself before I get back to my blog, so I wanted you all to know…

As always, I’m very grateful for your love and support.

Lizzie

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs your heart is very big.”  – Erica Jong

 

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  1. Mom says:

    I am so very sorry for the pain you are feeling over the loss of sweet Louie. No one could have been a better mom to your furry baby. You were the kind of mother to him that you are to your other babies. I’m sure he just knew who he was choosing when he was looking for a mama. You gave him a life of love and comfort. Just know that little Louie is still surrounded by love with lots of family to take care of him.

    1. Lizzie says:

      Thank you for your love and support, Mama xo

  2. Carol Wilkinson says:

    Louie won the dog lottery when he found you. I have felt the pain over losing a pet, and it is so horrible. Thinking of you and Mike during this tough time as you grieve.

  3. Joyce Baker says:

    Hi Liz,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Chris and I totally feel your pain. We lost our pup of 15 years in January and just can’t seem to get over it. Thinking of you. “Hi to Michael “
    Joyce and Chris

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