Missing and Remembering Our Girl

Posted By Dr. Kim on Apr 25, 2019 in Emotional Issues, Faith-Based, Feature, Natural Modalities for Dogs, Pet Loss |

Beautiful Carolina Dog loss

Remembering our beautiful Schatzie Girl

It’s hard to believe it’s been over THREE months since we said goodbye to our Beauty Queen aka Schatzie, our Carolina Dog. I was chatting with an FB friend a couple of months ago who lost both her dogs in the last couple of years. It seems surreal at times when they first leave us and we begin to realize just how much they brought to and impacted our lives.

I can’t even begin to tell you all right here and now how much this dog has done in that respect but I’ll be doing my darnedest to share on my podcast, blog posts…in fact in all I teach. She was like the female version of my Neo Mastiff, Shadrach. I’m so very, very grateful God chose this girl for us 😍💖🙌

Because this was very hard for all of us, our boy King included of course, I want to provide you with some resources below sent to me by a guy named Justin Black. Here is his story:

Last May, I lost my beloved dog, Smokey, my best friend for 14 years. To say that losing him absolutely crushed me is the understatement of the century. I didn’t realize that his death would hit me as hard as a human’s death (I’d lost my grandfather shortly before), and it really took me by surprise just how deeply I felt it. Anyway, I didn’t feel like I could talk to anyone about it (everyone was still reeling from the loss of my grandpa), so I looked online for some information on how to deal with Smokey’s loss in a healthy way.

Justin sent me the following resources to share with all of you. I have also posted these on other pages here just to make sure you have what you need as you go through this grieving process. It is valid. Your dog is family and losing your dog means you lost a family member:

Coping with the Death of a Pet – Understanding Pet Loss Grief

Pet Memorials at Home: A Guide to Logistics and Legalities for Memorializing Your Pets

9 Loving Ideas to Honor a Beloved Pet That Has Passed Away

Helping a Child Cope — the Death of a Pet

Pet Grieving: How Pets Mourn the Loss of a Companion

How Long After the Death of My Dog Should I Wait to Get Another Dog?

I will be sharing a subsequent post on how my dog King and I have found new ways to bond and go forward from this loss – and honestly I know King has fared far better than so many dogs that don’t receive this type of natural care from their unknowing humans. If you want more guidance just let me know!

Until next time…

Have a positively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day!

Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast and founder of the DOGgone Truth Club. Copyright 2019 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of any possible products discussed in this article. The only essential oils ever used, discussed or referenced on this site are Young Living Essential Oils.