Hey lovelies, I know it’s been a while since the last blog post but a lot has been going on and I’ve just been a bit overwhelmed. I’m not really one to share personal information but I think one thing I have learnt over the last week is that talking things through can really help.
Last week I found out that my dog, Snowy, had passed away and I was (and still am) heartbroken. Anyone who knows me, will know that I am obsessed with animals and I will ‘coo’ and ‘awe’ at any dog or cat I see. So, when we first got Snowy I fell in love!
He was quite poorly when we first got him and over those first few weeks he was in need of constant care, which in an odd way really strengthened our bond. If I could describe him in three words it would be loving, happy and playful, he was one of those dogs that would attach himself to you so he could get all the loving cuddles and attention.
Side note, we already had two dogs at this point but they were definitely more my dad’s dogs than mine or my sisters. But I still loved them!
We’ve had snowy for the just over 10 years and I honestly couldn’t imagine life without him and it’s been especially hard trying to mourn and grieve knowing that I’m miles away from home and I didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye.
I was talking to a friend recently about grief and mourning the loss of loved ones and I think one thing we both realised was that even though we get mad and upset when we lose the people and animals we love, sometimes it’s important to remember that life doesn’t stop. And they wouldn’t want you to spend your life in this never-ending state of sadness.
As much as we wish we can bring them back, we can’t and so instead we should try to remember all those loving memories we’ve shared with them and how even after they are gone you still have people in your life that love you and need you.
It’s hard to imagine moving past the mourning stage and I guess you never really do but that doesn’t mean you can’t still live your life and be happy. If anything, that might be the best way to remember them, by doing the things you love and making them proud. But also by remembering them and all the wonderful memories you’ve made together.
As a final goodbye to Snowy, I just want to say thank you for always making me laugh when I’m sad and for always being your wonderfully amazing self because I can’t imagine what my life would’ve been like without you. Love you Snow!
Love Sharuni xx