Monday, April 5, 2010

little Aster

About a week ago it was clear that the sad time has come. On March 27th, our beloved Aster had to be put to sleep. The bladder cancer was no longer under some control.
She was quite the family dog. Although she was really my mother in law's dog, she ended up living with us due to circumstances and ended up being just like my own. I had the pleasure ( and sometimes — rarely, a little frustration) to live with her for the past four years.
Interestingly enough I came across the podcast by the New Yorker: Out Loud,where Meghan O'Rourke briefly discusses grief.
If you wish, you can find it here . She talks more about losing a person, but I think it doesn't have to relate just to that.
What struck me as incredibly true is that grief cyclical. It doesn't just get better over time like a flu. You have your good days and your bad ones.


Angeline said...

I'm sorry for your loss; it's always hard to say good-bye to pets. :(

Anonymous said...

Awwwwww love the second pic of her, so sorry for your loss.

Hello Lover... said...

I know this is belated. But it's so sad when you lose a dog - they become such a part of our family. I'm so sorry.

Izabella said...

thanks guys,yes, they feel just like family

Oonafey said...

My furbabies are like children to me. We had to put down my childhood dog when I was 23 (I think). It's been about four years and I still tear up when I think about her. Losing a family pet is just as traumatic as loosing a person, don't let anyone try to tell you otherwise.