This was beautiful! They really do leave paw prints on our hearts. I've never actually lost a pet, yet. My husband and I have a 12 year old Maltipoo who keeps getting health problem after health problem now and the thought keeps crossing my mind of the day he'll leave us. Thankfully everything is steadier now and the vet still thinks he has years left, but you never know.

From others who have lost pets it always astounds me how cold and not understanding some people can be. A pet is still a family member and they deserve to be grieved for as long as needed!

Sorry for the ramble 😅 But your story was really comforting to me. I especially love the sentiment of "you'll know when you're ready." Truly lovely all around 💙

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